Applied industrial economics (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02471
Name of lecturers
Maria Vittoria Levati, Roberto Ricciuti, Andrea Vaona
Coordinator
Maria Vittoria Levati
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY
Language of instruction
English
Period
First semester dal Sep 26, 2011 al Dec 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course focuses on relevant topics of industrial organizations, with a particular attention to the analysis of empirical applications. It is divided into three parts.

The first part intends to provide students with rigorous economic tools for the analysis of market structure and market relations. Some applications of experimental and behavioral economics to industrial organization will be also discussed.

The second part will analyze network economics with particular emphasis on gas, electricity, and telecom markets. Paper and reports on these markets will be made available during the course.

The third part will focus on innovation economics. After studying a number of different theoretical models, empirical studies will be considered as well. Particular attention will be paid to compare the neoclassical and evolutionary approaches to innovation economics.

Syllabus

Markets structures and Organization:
- perfect competition,
- advanced monopoly theory,
- markets for homogeneous/differentiated products,
- collusion.

Technology and market structures:
- economics of network,
- research and development.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam.