MICROECONOMICS

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
Partizione: 
Cognomi A-G
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
12
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
128
Requirements: 

None

Final Examination: 
Orale

Students are evaluated according to a written exam.
It is possible to take the exam in two partial exams. Duration of each partial exam: 60 minutes. It is necessary to pass both exams.
Alternatively, students can choose to take a general exam at the end of the course. Duration of the general exam: 90 minutes.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

GOALS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Microeconomics course introduces the main concepts, tools, and theories for analyzing the decision making of economic agents (consumers and producers), and their interaction through markets, both competitive and non-competitive. The concept of economic efficiency provides a basis for the appraisal of market performance and government intervention. At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the key features of economic decision making and the main problems concerning the functioning of markets.

COURSE CONTENT
The course addresses the following topics:

Consumer choice.
Intertemporal decision making.
Decision making under uncertainty.
Strategic decision making.
The theory of the firm: technology, costs and objectives.
The analysis of competitive markets: equilibrium, efficiency, intervention.
The analysis of non-competitive markets: monopoly.
Externalities
Asymmetric information.

B.D. Bernheim e M.D. Whinston, Microeconomia, third Italian edition edited by I. Moscati, MacGraw-Hill, Milano, 2016.

Slides and exercises provided by the instructors.

Lectures (80 hours)
In-class exercises (16 hours)

Additional teaching materials can be found in the e-learning webspace of the course.

Professors

DE MICCO PATRICE

Parent course