INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
3
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours), Exercise (8 hours)
Requirements: 

Microeconomics

Final Examination: 
Orale

Written examination based on multiple choice questions (the answers must be motivated). It is possible to held the examination in two steps: in the middle and at the end of the course or, alternatively, in one solution in the exam sessions. In the first case all the two texts must reach a minimum grade of 18/30 and the final grade will be the mathematical average of the two marks.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The aim of the course is to give the fundamental instruments and concepts which are necessary to the analysis of industrial economics and organization. Special attention will be given to the determinants and the effects of the industrial structure and the firms’ strategies on the different markets.
At the end of the course, students will be able to understand the fundamental characteristics of different market structures and to make an economic analysis of the several industries which compose an economic system.

Introduction to industrial economics
Market structures: definition and classification
Entry deterrence
Industrial concentration: indexes and determinants
Models of not-cooperative & cooperative oligopoly
Price strategies
Product differentiation
Innovation and R&D
Firm strategies of growth: M&A, strategic alliances, integrations and vertical restrictions
Antitrust policies and market regulation policies

- Lipczynski J., Wilson J.O.S., Goddard J., Economia industriale. Concorrenza, strategie e politiche pubbliche, Pearson Italia, 2017, all the chapters with the exception of chapters 4 and 15.
- Slides and readings of the seminars will be available on the e-learning platform.
- Other materials (lectures’ slides, case studies and other documents) will be also available on the e-learning platform.

In-class lectures, case studies and seminars

Academic Timetable
The timetable will be provided at the beginning of the course at http://www3.uninsubria.it/pls/uninsubria/consultazione.mostra_pagina?id_...

Professors

MARSON MARTA