Microeconomics (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00239
Name of lecturers
Giam Pietro Cipriani, Elena Manzoni
Coordinator
Giam Pietro Cipriani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First semester bachelor degree dal Sep 16, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This unit 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. By the end of this course, students will know how to apply the toolbox of microeconomics to analyze markets and consumers’ and firms’ behavior.

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, 2017.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cipriani G.P., Fioroni T. Esercizi di Microeconomia (Edizione 3) Giappichelli 2017 9788892109308
Varian H. Microeconomia (Edizione 8) Cafoscarina 2011 9788875433079
Besanko D.A., Braeutigam R.R. Microeconomia (Edizione 3) McGraw-Hill Education 2016 9788838615313

Assessment methods and criteria

Closed book examination including a multiple choice test.