UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA305
Industrial Organisation
Semester 2, 2015
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
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3
Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA305 .............................................................................................. 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 7
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 7
Assessment ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 11
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 12
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 13
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 14
Lecture Schedule ................................................................................................................................... 15
Workshop Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 16
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator: Dr Hugh Sibly
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number:
Room 216, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
03 6226 2825
Consultation:
Tuesday 10.00am - 10.50am
or by appointment.
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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 that 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’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 13 July 2015.
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement
The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the
graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement:
Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and
challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and
culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and
multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of
inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical
conduct and sustainability.
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Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA305
INTENDED LEARNING
OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
Define and interpret
key concepts in
Industrial Organisation
Learning Outcome 2
Understand how the
economic way is
formalized in Industrial
Organisation by the use
of theoretical models
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
Define and interpret key concepts used in industrial
organization
Workshop assessment
Identify these concepts within real world examples
Mid-semester test
Correctly use these concepts within any analysis of industrial
markets.
Select the correct theory and model for the problem at
hand;
Correctly identify the assumptions underlying the
appropriate model
Final exam
Represent the appropriate model in the most appropriate or
required form (i.e. written, graphical or mathematical)
Quizzes
Workshop assessment
Quizzes
Mid-semester test
Final exam
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
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
Apply welfare analysis to the study of industrial markets
Apply game theory to the study of industrial markets
Mid-semester test
Use IO models to predict the impact of economic policy on
market performance and efficiency
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.
Quizzes
Final exam
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Successful completion of this unit supports your
development of course learning outcomes, which
describe what a graduate of a course knows,
understands and is able to do. Course learning
outcomes are available from the Course
Coordinator. Course learning outcomes are
developed with reference to national discipline
standards, Australian Qualifications Framework
(AQF), any professional accreditation requirements
and the University of Tasmania’s Graduate Quality
Statement.
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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 10 hours per week for 15 weeks (150
hours in total) to study in this unit:
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3 hours for attending lectures and workshops
3 hour reviewing and organising lecture notes,
1 hours reading the textbook and other readings,
3 hours preparing assignments, preparing for tutorials, etc.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&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
Recommended Texts/Software
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. & Perloff, J., 2015, Modern industrial organization, (International Edition), Global Edition, Pearson
Addison-Wesley. ISBN: ISBN 9781292087856
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 into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit, select BEA305.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo.
Technical requirements for MyLO
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.
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Learning to use MyLO
When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this 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.
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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Other important resources on MyLO
Students are expected to regularly check on MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. Essentially, MyLO has been
incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance students’ learning experience, by providing access to up-todate course materials, and allowing for online discussion. In addition to the lecture slides which are uploaded on
MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related materials such as supplementary readings and assessment guides can
also be accessed on MyLO. Further, students are also expected to engage in an active discussion about issues related
to the unit through the discussion forums or chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for
distance students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students and form
groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should be treated as the unit's
critical platform for learning and communication.
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.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
In this unit there will be two 50 minute lecture sessions each week during semester except Week 7. These lectures
sessions will be held from 11am to 12.50pm on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 227 in the Geology Building. There will
be an additional lecture session in week 3, to be held on Friday 31 July, from 1pm to 3.50am in Seminar Room 379 in
the social science building. The lecture component will cover the core examinable material in the unit and
attendance is highly 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 Weeks 7 and 9. The workshop will be held on Tuesdays from 1pm to 1.50pm in
Seminar Room 227 in the Geology 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 and 12 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 and 12 will be assessed.
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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.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our course’s MyLO site.
Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your question already. Otherwise, add your
question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support each other using this forum – if you can answer
someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is
related to a personal issue or your performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by
email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff by email.
For general questions about the unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other
students can also benefit from the answers.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
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/.
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.
We receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for us to respond. Allow at least TWO (2)
business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails where students do not directly identify
themselves, are threatening or offensive, or come from external (non-UTAS) email accounts.
When you write an email, you must include the following information. This helps teaching staff to determine who
you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name
Preferred name
Student ID
Unit code (BEA305)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number or name.
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Assessment
How Your Final Result Is Determined
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 Schedule
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Workshop and
Participation
2-6 (inclusive), 8, 10,
12
8% (1% each)
LO1 LO2 LO3
In class test
During class, week 9
20%
LO1 LO2 LO3
Quizzes
During class, week 3
During class, week 5
During class, week 11
4% each
LO1 LO2 LO3
Final Exam
Exam Period
60%
LO1 LO2 LO3
Assessment Item 1 – Workshop and Participation
Task Description:
The Workshops in Weeks 2-6 (inclusive), 8, 10 and 12 will involve group
problem solving. Students will be allocated randomly into small groups. The
workshops 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:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Weeks 2-6 (inclusive), 8, 10 and 12
Value:
8% (1% each)
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Assessment Item 2 - In class test Semester test
Task Description:
An in-class test worth 20% will be held during the lecture session of Week 9.
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
15 September.
Feedback on the in-class test will be provided in the workshop session in
Week 11. 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
Assessment Criteria:
A broad guideline to grading of the problems in the in class 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:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
During class, week 9
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 3 - Quizzes
Task Description:
To provide ongoing feedback about progress in this unit, regular quizzes will
be conducted. These quizzes will take place during the lecture sessions in
Weeks 3, 5 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 3, 5 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 minutes each
Assessment Criteria:
As for the in class test
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
During class, week 3 During class, week 5, 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 two
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 15 minutes reading time
Assessment Criteria:
As for the mid semster test
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
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.
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO. Students must
ensure that their name, student ID, unit code, tutorial time and tutor’s name (if applicable) are clearly marked on
the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
Where relevant, Unit Coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments. Students
will be advised by the Unit Coordinator of the appropriate process relevant to each campus (Hobart, Launceston or
Cradle Coast).
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.
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy:
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(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
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical location.
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.
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.
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.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting their assignments, students are advised to familiarise themselves with the following electronic
resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS library:
http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the appropriate referencing
style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of assignments, including referencing styles. 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 second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide, which can be
accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources .. This guide provides students
with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE.
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/academic-governance/academic-senate/academic-senate-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.
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If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of internal 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 is available at the following link: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-andeconomics/student-resources/forms. The form must be submitted to the TSBE Office.
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/studentresources/forms. 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/academic-governance/academic-senate/academic-senate-rules . You will need to complete an
Application for Review of Assessment Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-andresults-forms. 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 life-planning issues,
disability or illness that 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:
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Mr David Kronenberg
Room: 301, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
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 adviser’s 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/student-complaints. The University also has
formal policies, and you can find out details about those from that link.
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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 http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
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:
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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 one’s 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.utas.edu.au/academic-integrity/The intentional copying of someone else’s work as one’s own is a
serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the
most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit, a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to a plagiarism
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BEA305, Industrial Organisation
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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 (p. 35-64)
3
Monopoly
C&P Ch4 (p112-131)
4
Competition
C&P Ch3 (p 80-88 and p93-105)
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 (p181-194)
8
Game Theory & Oligopoly – The Bertrand & Stackelberg Models
C&P Ch6 (p195-203)
9
Collusion and Cartels
C&P Ch5
10
Game Theory and Oligopoly Pricing Over Many Periods
C&P Ch6 (p.204-212)
Reducing competition: Collusion, Mergers and Barriers to Entry
11
Mergers – Horizontal
C&P Ch2 and Ch 19 (p681-685)
12
Barriers to Entry & Contestability: Cost Advantages
C&P Ch3 (p97-106); C&P Ch4 (p123-129)
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 (p224-247)
15
Quality
C&P Ch13
16
Limited Information on Price and Quality
Lecture notes
17
Advertising
C&P Ch14 (p.495-504)
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, (Global Edition), Pearson Addison-Wesley
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Workshop Schedule
Week
beginning
Week
No
Description
13 July
1
No Workshop
20 July
2
Group problem solving sessions 1 (Attendance and participation assessed)
27 July
3
Group problem solving sessions 2 (Attendance and participation assessed)
3 August
4
Group problem solving sessions 3 (Attendance and participation assessed)
10 August
5
Group problem solving sessions 4 (Attendance and participation assessed)
17 August
6
Group problem solving sessions 5 (Attendance and participation assessed)
24 August
7
No workshop
Mid Semester Break
7 September
8
Group problem solving sessions 6 (Attendance and participation assessed)
14 September 9
No workshop (In class test)
21 September 10
Group problem solving sessions 7 (Attendance and participation assessed)
28 September 11
Discussion of In class test
5 October
12
Group problem solving sessions 8 (Attendance and participation assessed)
12 October
13
Revision Session
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