Andrew Eckert, PhD, MA, BA

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
Email
andrew.eckert@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3959
Address
9-29 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

About

I am a professor in the Department of Economics. I have a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, an MA from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD. from the University of British Columbia.


Research

My research falls mainly within the area of industrial organization. With coauthors, I have examined pricing and other strategic choices by firms in gasoline retailing, shopping centers, and liquor retailing.My current research is focused on restructured electricity markets.


Teaching

In Winter 2018 I am teaching ECON 472: Market Power: Theory and Policy and ECON 384: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II

Courses

ECON 472 - Market Power: Theory and Policy

Market definition and measurement of market power. Canadian competition policy, including merger, predation, abuse of dominance, price discrimination, tie-in sales, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, collusion and bid rigging. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 384.

Fall Term 2021
ECON 505 - Microeconomic Theory II

Choice under uncertainty; contingent claims and models of general equilibrium under uncertainty; markets with information asymmetries; non-cooperative game theory, games of incomplete information, repeated games, and bargaining theory. Prerequisite: ECON 503.

Winter Term 2022
ECON 570 - Strategic Behavior of the Firm

Game theory; oligopoly theory; dynamic price competition; cartel formation; product differentiation; and advertising; entry and strategic entry deterrence; research and development.

Fall Term 2021
ECON 571 - Market Power: Theory and Policy

Market definition and measurement of market power. Principles of competition policy, including merger, predation, abuse of dominance, price discrimination, vertical market restrictions, collusion and bid rigging.

Winter Term 2022

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