International Industrial Economics (2010/2011)

Course not running

Course code
4S00404
Name of lecturers
Riccardo Fiorentini, Giam Pietro Cipriani
Coordinator
Riccardo Fiorentini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
10
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First semester dal Oct 4, 2010 al Dec 22, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course goal is to give students the knowledge of the main analytical instrument for the analysis of industrial economics and international trade. The causes of international trade, its distributional effect and trade policy implications will be discussed.

Syllabus

Part 1:
1. General introduction to international trade issues
2. The Ricardian model of comparative advantages
3. The Heckscher-Ohlin theory
4. The "general" neoclassical model of international trade
5. Imperfect competition and intra-industry trade
6. International factors mobility
7. The instruments of trade policy
8. The economic analysis of trade policy

Part 2:
1. Consumer theory: advances
2. Markets: auctions, monopoly and monopoly behaviour, oligopoly, factor markets
3. Information


Textbooks:
rugman-Obstfeld, Economia Internazionale, vol 1, 4 ed. , Pearson 2007
Chapters: 1-9 (with appendixes)
Varian, Microeconomia, Cafoscarina 2007, chapters: 8-9-10-12-17-24-25-26-27-37

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

Teaching aids

Documents