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 384 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II

Designed for majors and Honors students in Economics. Extensions and applications of microeconomic theory: intertemporal choice, risk, uncertainty and expected utility; oligopoly and game theory; externalities, public goods, adverse selection, moral hazard, and asymmetric information; general equilibrium. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281 and 299 or equivalent, and MATH 156 or equivalent.


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.


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.


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