Benito Arruñada - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Populists manipulate the worst human instincts but their story is made credible by intellectuals who preach an incessant flow of Manichean critiques
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Teaching materials / Organizations and Markets

Course organization

Outline. Syllabus. Grading. Team project instructions. Ideas for Projects. Exercises. Guidelines for writing homework

1. Behavior

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    Applications:

2. Incentives  

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3. Organizational Structure and Divisionalization 

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4. Specialization and Exchange: Markets and Politics

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  • Powerpoint presentation. More slides
  • BSZ (Brickely, J.A., C.W. Smith Jr., and J.L. Zimmerman, 2007, Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture, 4th. ed., McGraw-Hill, Boston), Ch. 3.

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    Applications on property- and business-supporting institutions:

5. The Institutional Support of Business Activity

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6. Vertical integration (optional)

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  • Slides
  • C&P (Carlton, D. W., and J. W. Perloff, Modern Industrial Organization, 3rd. ed., Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2000), Ch. 12.

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7. Contracting Capital (optional) 

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  • Slides
  • Posner, R.A., Economic Analysis of Law, 5th ed., Aspen, New York, 1998,Ch. 14.

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8. Quality Assurance (optional)

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9. Firms and Society (optional)

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Recommended final readings

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