UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA305
Industrial Organisation
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Hugh Sibly
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA305......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Technical requirements for MyLO .......................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 9
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 15
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 16
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 17
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 18
Lecture Schedule ................................................................................................................................... 19
Workshop Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 20
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator: Dr Hugh Sibly
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number: 407A, Commerce Building
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
Consultation:
Tuesday 10.00am - 10.50am
or by appointment.
03 6226 2825
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Unit Description
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the economic theory of industrial organisation and to
consider its application to modern markets. The foundation theories of monopoly and perfect
competition are reviewed, and their implications for industrial markets discussed. A brief
introduction to game theory is presented, which allows the rigorous analysis of the strategic
interaction between oligopolists. The economic forces which drive pricing, merger, entry and exit,
advertising and R&D decisions are investigated. The role of regulation and competition policy to
enhance efficiency is also considered.
The unit can be taken as a third year option in the Bachelor of Economics. It is also a compulsory unit
within the Business Economics Major in the Bachelor of Business.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
An understanding of the microeconomics taught in BEA200 Intermediate Microeconomics and its
prerequisite units.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit commences on the first week of second semester. The first lecture is at 11am on Tuesday
15 July 2014.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA305
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your ability to:
Learning Outcome 1
Define and interpret key concepts in
Industrial Organisation
Define and interpret key concepts used in industrial organization
ASSESSMENT METHODS
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
Workshop assessment
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have
been designed to develop the following graduate attributes
in students.
Quizzes
Identify these concepts within real world examples
Mid-semester test
Final exam
Correctly use these concepts within any analysis of industrial
markets.
Learning Outcome 2
Understand how the economic way is
formalized in Industrial Organisation by
the use of theoretical models
Select the correct theory and model for the problem at hand;
Workshop assessment
Quizzes
Correctly identify the assumptions underlying the appropriate
model
Mid-semester test
Final exam
Represent the appropriate model in the most appropriate or
required form (i.e., written, graphical or mathematical).
Use the IO models to analyse the impact of changes on behavior in
industrial markets
Workshop assessment
Use firm-level models to analyse firm behavior, possibly following a
change in market conditions or government policy
Mid-semester test
Apply welfare analysis to the study of industrial markets
COMMUNICATION
Written communication skills at a sufficient level to clearly
articulate the implication of an economic analysis of
industrial markets peers and academics.
Ability to use graphs and simple algebra to help
communicate economic concepts and explanations to peers
and academics.
PROBLEM SOLVING
Ability to use economic models and methods to analyse
behavior in industrial markets.
Communicate the correct interpretation of an analysis and
conclusions from the appropriate model
Learning Outcome 3
Use the economic models to analyse a
range of industrial organisation issues,
including business decision-making,
and government industry policy
KNOWLEDGE
Understanding the economic analysis of the key issues in
Industrial Organisation theory and their policy implications.
Quizzes
Final exam
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
The ability to use economics to analyse competition issues
in any market economy.
SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
Understanding of the social responsibilities associated with
the welfare and distributional effects of industrial
organization practices.
Apply game theory to the study of industrial markets
The ability to apply ethical values to decision making in
industrial organization.
Use IO models to predict the impact of economic policy on market
performance and efficiency
An awareness and consideration of the public interest in
practices in industrial organization, policy development and
decisions making.
Use graphs effectively in support of economic analysis and
explanations; · Use simple mathematical techniques effectively in
support of economic analysis and explanations.
Communicate economic analysis clearly in a written form.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
These are some of the expectations we have of you as a student enrolled in this unit:
As a guide, it is expected that you will need to allocate at least an average of 8 hours per week to
study in this unit:
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3 hours for attending lectures and workshops
1 hour reviewing and organising lecture notes,
2 hours reading the textbook and other readings,
2 hours preparing assignments, preparing for tutorials, etc.
Work, Health and Safety (OH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
There is no prescribed text for this unit.
Recommended Texts
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
Carlton, D. and Perloff, J., Modern Industrial Organization, (International Edition), Fourth Edition,
Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004. ISBN: 0321223411
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online .To
access the unit, select BEA305. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online.
Technical requirements for MyLO
For help and information about setting up your own computer and web browser for MyLO, see:
http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/uana.htm
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you login to MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter the unit to
learn more about MyLO and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication, either with staff or with other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit
Coordinator believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or
content is inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect,
professionalism and high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2.
Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3.
MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is
expected that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BEA305
IMPORTANT!: Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must
complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
Overall, this unit has been well received by students over the last two years. There have been some
refinements in some lecture material following student feedback.
One feature of this unit is the way in which workshops are conducted. The structure of workshops
allows for frequent interchanges between students and each other, and also with the lecture. The
development of this style of workshop has been adopted because of the positive feedback it has
received from students.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
In this unit there will be two 50 minute lecture sessions each week during semester. These lectures
sessions will be held from 11am to 12.50pm on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2 in the Commerce
Building.
The lecture component will cover the core examinable material in the unit and attendance is very
strongly recommended. Students are expected to develop a strong understanding of the material
covered in lectures, and then be able to apply that knowledge. Thus lecture attendance is not a
substitute for reading, particularly of the textbook, and study conducted in your own time. Lecture
notes will be available to students via MyLO before lectures. Lecture notes are provided to reduce
the amount of copying down students must do in lectures, and to allow them to more easily
concentrate on understanding the material presented. These are not considered to be a substitute
for taking your own lecture notes, which are your own responsibility in this unit.
Workshops
Students are required to attend a weekly 50 minute workshop session, commencing in Week 2 (the
second week of second semester), but excluding week 7. The workshop will be held on Tuesday from
2pm to 2.50pm in seminar room 104 of the Commerce Building. (An additional workshop time may
be added if warranted by student numbers. In this event students will be allocated to one of these
workshop times, depending on availability.)
In weeks 2-6 (inclusive), 8, 10 -13 (inclusive) the workshops will involve group problem solving. The
problems set for each workshop are intended to reinforce and extend material covered in lectures.
The problems to be discussed will be available in the week prior to Workshops. To benefit most from
the workshop you should prepare rough answers to the questions. Attendance and participation in
weeks 2-6 (inclusive), 8, 10 -13 (inclusive) will be assessed.
Learning Skills and Language Support
The Student Learning and Academic Development Team in the Student Centre works with all
students, domestic and international, to develop academic skills, literacy and English language skills.
More information can be found on this website http://www.utas.edu.au/student-learning/
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Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first
enter our unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO
screen) at any time.
You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at
https://webmail.utas.edu.au/.
OFFICE HOURS AND EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
Every student is likely to encounter difficulty in understanding some component of the unit, even
after they have attended lectures and workshops, and worked individually on the material. In this
event I encourage students to discuss their difficulties with me. My availability will be specified in
the first lecture and via MyLO.
When contacting teaching staff in this unit by email you must observe basic rules of email etiquette.
For example, in emails sent to teaching staff:
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you should use punctuation in the normal manner
you should check your spelling and limit the use of abbreviations.
you should use the title or form of address that you would use in verbal communication.
you must also include the unit code/name in the subject heading (i.e. BEA305 Industrial
Organisation) and clearly identify yourself in the body of the email.
you must only use your University of Tasmania email address.
In general, teaching staff will not to respond to emails in which students do not directly identify
themselves (including the unit they are enrolled in), are not from a UTas email account, or which are
offensive or threatening. I receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for me to
respond. In the normal course of events emails will be answered within three business days.
You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as Gmail
or Hotmail). In the past there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS
being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a question related to your studies or your grades, please contact me by email. Please
email me when you have a question or issue of a personal nature, for example, you have a family
issue that is affecting your studies.
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Workshop and
Participation
3-6 (inclusive),
8, 10 -12 (inclusive)
8% (1% each)
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Mid semester test
Semester test
During class, week 7
20%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Quizzes
During class, week 4
During class, week 9
During class, week 11
4% each
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Final Exam
Exam Period
60%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
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Assessment Item 1 – Workshop and Participation
Task Description:
The Workshops in weeks 3-6 (inclusive), 8 and 10-12 (inclusive) will involve
group problem solving. (Students will be allocated randomly into small
groups.) These workshop components are considered a critical part of your
learning in this unit. Therefore attendance will form part of the assessment
(0.5% each workshop) as will participation in the workshop (0.5% per
workshop). Participation marks will be awarded in each workshop if you
make a genuine effort to contribute within your group.
If you are unable to attend a workshop through unanticipated and/or
unexpected events, such as illness or personal tragedy, please inform your
lecturer as soon as possible after the workshop you miss. You will be
awarded an attendance and participation mark equal to your average on the
other workshops.
If you are unable to attend the workshop through predictable events, such as
work or attending classes in other units, you may obtain full attendance and
participation marks for a workshop by submitting written answers to all
workshop questions prior to that workshop via the dropbox on MyLO. Your
answers need not be correct, and will not be graded. But they must be a
serious attempt to answer the questions.
Task Length
50 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
Attendance marks are awarded if you are present in the workshop at the
time of its commencement until the time it finishes. Participation marks will
be awarded in each workshop if you make a genuine effort to contribute
within your group.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
3-6 (inclusive), 8, 10 -12 (inclusive)
Value:
8% (1% each)
Assessment Item 2 - Mid semester test Semester test
Task Description:
An in-class test worth 20% will be held during the lecture session of week 7.
The test will potentially examine all material discussed in lectures and
workshops up to and including week 8. The test will begin at 11am Tuesday
10 September.
Feedback on the in class test will be provided in the workshop session in
week 9. Students seeking feedback on this piece of assessment must attend
this workshop. Students are very strongly encouraged to attend this session
in order to take advantage of this feedback.
Task Length
1 hour plus 15 min reading time
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Assessment Criteria:
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A broad guideline to grading of the problems in the mid semester test and
other assessment is as follows:
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NN : Little or no understanding of the basic economic theory or models
presented in lectures
PP : Knowledge of the basic economic theory or models presented in
lectures but little or no ability to apply those models
CR : A good knowledge of the economic theory or models presented in
lectures but significant errors in applying the model.
DN : A very good knowledge of the economic theory or models presented
in lectures but minor errors in applying the model.
HD: An excellent knowledge of the economic theory or models presented
in lectures and no errors in applying the model.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
During class, week 7
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 3 - Quizzes
Task Description:
To provide ongoing feedback about progress in this unit, there will be regular
quizzes conducted. These quizzes will be conducted during the lecture
sessions in weeks 4, 9 and 11. The quizzes will test material up to and
including material covered in the previous week's workshop.
It is intended that, in order to provide timely feedback, the marked quizzes
will be handed back in the lecture session in the week after the quizzes are
conducted (i.e. weeks 5, 10 and 12 respectively). Feedback on the quizzes will
also be provided during this session. Students are very strongly encouraged
to attend these lectures in order to take advantage of this feedback.
Task Length
20 min each
Assessment Criteria:
As for the mid semester test
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
During class, week 4, During class, week 9, During class, week 11
Value:
4% each
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Assessment Item 4 - Final Exam
Task Description:
Sixty percent of the weight in the final mark for this unit is allocated to a
2 hour examination. The examination will be held during the examination
period at the end of second semester. The questions on the final exam may
test any material covered in the unit.
Examples of some past exams are made available for you to use as part of
your revision however written sample answers are not provided. Help with
problems you encounter after a concerted attempt to answer past exam
questions will be provided by your lecturer in a revision session to be
conducted during the study period prior to the start of examinations.
Task Length
2 hours plus reading time
Assessment Criteria:
As for the mid semster test
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Exam Period
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
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Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
All assessment items must be handed in by 2.00pm on the due date. Where appropriate, unit
coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments.
All assignments must have a TSBE Assignment Cover Sheet, which is available as a blank template
from the TSBE website: [http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources]. All
assignments must include your name, student ID number, tutorial day/time, and your tutor’s name.
If this information is missing the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1.
(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
2.
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
3.
Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
4.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
5.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
6.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
7.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
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Academic Referencing and Style Guide
In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature, works of
art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of
others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The appropriate referencing style for this unit is: the Harvard style. For information on presentation
of assignments, including referencing styles:
http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808
Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form must be submitted with the formal review
(http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessm
ent.pdf).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. Your unit coordinator will
then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
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can be accessed from
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.pdf.
Note that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness which may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Mr David Kronenberg
Room:
407, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Phone:
03 6226 2280
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
advisers contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/student-complaints/how-to-resolve-a-studentcomplaint/self-help-checklist.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
• using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
• using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
• copying another student’s work.
It also means using ones’ own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
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Lecture Schedule
Topic No
Topic
Reading/Resources
1
Introduction and Overview of BEA305
1
Introduction : Unit structure and administration
Unit Outline
Market Structures with Non-Strategic Decisions
2
Costs & The Firm
C&P Ch2 (p29-47)
3
Monopoly
C&P Ch4 (p88-107); C&P Ch3 (p69-73)
4
Competition
C&P Ch3 (p56-69 and p73-86)
Modelling Strategic Interactions – Game Theory
5
Games in Strategic Form & Nash Equilibrium
Dixit and Skeath Ch 4 (p83-98 and p105-114)
6
Games in Extensive Form
Dixit and Skeath Ch 3, Ch 6 and p153-176
Strategic Interactions Between Firms With Price & Quantity
7
Game Theory & Oligopoly – The Cournot Model
C&P Ch6 (p157-171)
8
Game Theory & Oligopoly – The Bertrand & Stackelberg
Models
C&P Ch6 (p171-180)
9
Collusion and Cartels
C&P Ch5
10
Game Theory and Oligopoly Pricing Over Many Periods
C&P Ch6 (p180-192) ,Dixit and Skeath, Ch 11
Reducing competition: Collusion, Mergers and Barriers to Entry
11
Mergers – Horizontal
C&P Ch2 and Ch 19 (p634-637)
12
Barriers to Entry & Contestability: Cost Advantages
C&P Ch3 (p73-82); C&P Ch4 (p110-119)
Regulation and Competition Policy
13
Regulation and Competition Policy
C&P Ch 19 & Ch20 and National competition
policy website
Other Types Of Strategic Behaviour of Firms
14
Strategic Product Choice and Monopolistic Competition
C&P Ch7 (p200-202 and p220-223)
15
Quality
C&P Ch13
16
Limited Information on Price and Quality
17
Advertising
C&P Ch14 (p.471.483)
18
Technical Progress and R&D Policy
C&P Ch16
19
Review & Exam Information
Note: Some of the above topics may not be able to be covered due to time constraints. If there is any variation in the above schedule
students will be provided with a revised schedule in or before the last lecture in the unit.
1. Carlton, D. and Perloff, J., Modern Industrial Organization, (International Edition), Fourth Edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004.
ISBN: 0321223411
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Workshop Schedule
Week
beginning
Week
No
Description
14 July
1
No Workshop
21 July
2
Group problem solving sessions 1
28 July
3
Group problem solving sessions 2 (Attendance and participation assessed)
4 August
4
Group problem solving sessions 3 (Attendance and participation assessed)
11 August
5
Group problem solving sessions 4 (Attendance and participation assessed)
18 August
6
Group problem solving sessions 5 (Attendance and participation assessed)
25 August
7
No workshop (mid semester test)
Mid Semester Break
8 September
8
Group problem solving sessions 6 (Attendance and participation assessed)
15 September
9
Discussion of Mid Semester test
22 September
10
Group problem solving sessions 7 (Attendance and participation assessed)
29 September
11
Group problem solving sessions 8 (Attendance and participation assessed)
6 October
12
Group problem solving sessions 9 (Attendance and participation assessed)
13 October
13
Revision Session
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