Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The purpose of the course is to familiarize students to advanced topics and methods in Empirical Industrial Organization (IO). At the end of the course, students have learned how to estimate static demand and supply using both market level and individual level data, and how the estimation results can be used in applications. The course will start the process of preparing economics Ph.D. students to conduct thesis research in this area.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.02.2022 - 11.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Iivo Vehviläinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course starts with a reminder of logit and nested logit models before moving on to BLP models, identification issues, and the choice of optimal instruments. In addition, we will cover market power and merger analysis, and other applications.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises (60 %), exam (40 %)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Research articles assigned during the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Course and Exam via WebOodi