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EC132 - The Industrial Economy: Strategy

  • Module code: EC132
  • Module name: The Industrial Economy: Strategy
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To learn about the strategic motivation of firms and to illustrate how this motivation can be modeled using basic game theory.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will have acquired a sound understanding of why firms exist, and how they are modeled within economics which provides a solid foundation for further study of microeconomics (including game theory and industrial organization).

Timetabled teaching activities

2 lectures per week plus fortnightly seminars (Autumn Term)

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC132-15)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
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  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
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  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1