Microeconomics (2016/2017)



Course code
4S00239
Credits
9
Coordinator
Giam Pietro Cipriani
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 7 primo semestre triennali Giam Pietro Cipriani
esercitazione 2 primo semestre triennali Maria Carmela Lo Bue

Lesson timetable

primo semestre triennali
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
lezione Monday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Thursday 3:40 PM - 5:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Friday 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  

Learning outcomes

This course should enable students to understand how firms and consumers take their decisions and how markets are organized. Recent developments in economic theory, useful to prepare students for applied economic courses, will also be presented. The teaching methods adopted consist of lectures and exercise classes.

Syllabus

Consumer choice
Production and costs
Perfect competition
Monopoly
Imperfect competition and strategic behaviour
General economic equilibrium
Decision-making with risk
Asymmetric information

Textbooks
either
H.R. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach
or
D.A. Besanko & R.R. Braeutigam, Microeconomics
Exercises can be found in many textbooks. An Italian textbook is: G.P. Cipriani & T. Fioroni, Esercizi di Microeconomia, Giappichelli, 2013.

Assessment methods and criteria

Closed book examination including a multiple choice test.

Student opinions - 2016/2017