Microeconomics (advanced) (2015/2016)

Codice insegnamento
4S02460
Docente
Maria Vittoria Levati
Coordinatore
Maria Vittoria Levati
crediti
9
Settore disciplinare
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMIA POLITICA
Lingua di erogazione
Inglese
Periodo
primo semestre dal 28-set-2015 al 8-gen-2016.

Orario lezioni

primo semestre
Giorno Ora Tipo Luogo Note
mercoledì 8.30 - 11.00 lezione Aula C  
giovedì 15.40 - 18.10 lezione Aula E  

Obiettivi formativi

The course covers topics of consumer theory, production theory, industrial organization, and experimental/behavioral economics. It is divided into three parts.
The first part will analyze economic models of individual decision-making, consumer behavior, and firm behavior.
The second part intends to provide students with rigorous economic tools for the analysis of market structure and market relations.
The third part will introduce concepts of experimental and behavioral economics, paying particular attention to alternative theories of individual choice behavior and of industrial organization.

Programma

Individual decision making:
- preferences,
- choices,
- utility function,
- demand theory,
- production.

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

Experimental and behavioral economics:
- methods of experimental economics,
- external validity issue,
- social preferences (equity, fairness, trust and reciprocity, altruism),
- applications to industrial organization.

Professor Paola Manzini (from the School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews) and Professor Marco Mariotti (from the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London) will be giving two three-hour lectures on choice theory.

Recommended reading:
• GEOFFREY A. JEHLE and PHILIP J. RENY: “Advanced Microeconomic Theory”, Pearson Education(3rd Edition). The chapters to study are: 1, 2, 3.
• OZ SHY: "Industrial Organization - Theory and Applications", MIT Press 1995. The chapters to study are: 2, 3, 4, 5.
• Details on the papers dealing with experimental/behavioral economics will be given during the course.

Further reading
• JEFFREY CHURCH AND ROGER WARE: "Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach", McGraw-Hill 2000 (downloadable from elearning).

Modalità d'esame

Written exam (compulsory) & presentation of an article (optional).

Opinione studenti frequentanti - 2015/2016


Statistiche per i requisiti di trasparenza (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Statistiche esiti
Esiti Esami Esiti Percentuali Media voti Deviazione Standard
Positivi 60.71% 26 4
Respinti 14.28%
Assenti 14.28%
Ritirati 10.71%
Annullati --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
11.7% 0.0% 2.9% 0.0% 8.8% 2.9% 2.9% 5.8% 8.8% 8.8% 8.8% 5.8% 29.4% 2.9%

Valori relativi all'AA 2015/2016 calcolati su un totale di 56 iscritti. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.