MICROECONOMICS, FIRST PART

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic skills in Matematics

Final Examination: 
Orale

Students will be evaluated through a written exam. Students are asked to solve 4 exercises in 60 minutes. Each exercise is made by sections (from 2 to 4) which requires to answer questions both teoretical and quantitative. The exercises are about topics included in the course program and aim at verifying that students have developed the knoweledge of the basic methods and tools of the microeconomic theory. Student are evaluated on a 30-th scale. There are no other ways for students to be evaluated. There are no "intermidied/partial" exams.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course of Microeconometrics aims at introducing and developing the basic tools of modern microeconometrics and sets the background for every future course in Economics. During the course the behaviour of the two most relevant economic agents – consumers and firms – will be analysed.
At the end of the course the student will know: the methodology of microeconometric analysis and the related basic hypothesis; - Consumer theory (preferences, constraints, utility maximization); - Firm theory (technology, cost functions, profit maximization)

Introduction (3 hours)
Preferences (3 hours)
Constraints, Choices, Demand, Elasticity (4 hours)
From Demand to Welfare (e hours)
Technology, Production and Costs (3 hours)
Profit Maximization (4 hours)

B.D. Bernheim e M.D. Whinston, Microeconomia, MacGraw-Hill, Milano (abridged version made by I. Moscati)

The Chapters of the book which need to be studied for the exam will be pointed out by the Lecture during classes and they will be reported on the e-learning platform of the course

Convenzionale

Lectures

Professor Robone meets students in her office at the Department of Economics, Via Monte Generoso 71, Varese. Office hours will be noticed on the web page of the Department of Economics. If you need to contact Professor Robone, you can write her an email at the following address: silvana.robone@uninsubria.it