The textbook is Economics: A Complete Guide for Business by Anthony J. Evans (2020). I wrote it specifically for this course and all students are advised to read it in conjunction with the lectures.
There are plenty of other good textbooks on the market. I also recommend Managerial Economics by Luke M. Froeb, Brian T. McCann, Michael R. Ward and Mikhael Shor (Thomson Southwestern 3rd edition, 2013) and A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics by David Moss (Harvard Business School Press, 2007). Course handouts: download here.
3. Auctions +
Hild, M., Dwidevy, A., and Raj, A., “The Biggest Auction Ever: 3G Licensing in Western Europe”, Darden Business Publishing, 2004 (£)
Discussion question: What are the alternatives to auctions?
4. Price discrimination [Evans Ch.4.3] +
Read through the following Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/anthonyjevans/status/993918866186297349
Choose one of the tweets and use it as the basis to apply some microeconomic theory. Make assumptions and perform calculations where necessary.
8. Macro Policy Workshop +
“Sun: A CEO’s Last Stand”, Business Week, July 26th 2004
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Cases marked with a pound sign (£) are available through the Programme Office. Follow the + links for additional resources.