Special Issue "Games and Industrial Organization"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luca Lambertini

Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Strada Maggiore 45, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: optimal control and differential games (theory and applications); industrial organization; international trade; environmental and resource economic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Games is dedicated to the analysis of strategic behavior in the field of industrial organization. In addition to the traditional topics of interest in this discipline, which acted as a Trojan horse in the adoption of game theory by the modern social sciences as a whole, potential topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to, the relationship between aggregate innovation and industry structure, two-sided markets, platforms, and price algorithms. Submissions dealing with the impact of vertical or horizontal mergers on technical progress, the analysis of the intertemporal evolution of an industry using Markovian tools, potential games and experimental evidence—to mention just a few other possibilities—are also welcome. The same applies to well-motivated reviews of ongoing debates.

Prof. Dr. Luca Lambertini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Games is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • game theory
  • platforms
  • two-sided markets
  • industry evolution
  • innovation
  • mergers
  • vertical relations
  • potential games

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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