Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Statistics, Economics and Business (cod. 8876)

Learning outcomes

The course is designed to provide a broad introduction to topics and industries that current researchers are studying as well as to expose students to a wide variety of techniques. It will start the process of preparing students to conduct research in the area. The course integrates theoretical models and empirical studies.

Course contents

Theory of the firm; Monopolistic markets and their Regulation; Oligopoly; Price discrimination; Product Differentiation; Advertising; Entry and entrepreneurship; Firm growth and industrial dynamics;  Industrial and competition policy.


CABRAL, Luis, Economia Industriale (Carocci, Roma), Capitoli 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14.

Teaching methods

Lectures, class discussions, coursework.

Assessment methods

Coursework (50%), final written exam (50%).

Grading criteria:

18-23: the student has sufficient preparation and analytical skills, spread however, over just few topics taught in the course, the overall jargon is correct

24-27: the student shows and adequate preparation at a technical level with some doubts over the topics. Good, yet not to articulate analytical skills with the use of a correct jargon

28-30: Great knowledge about most of the topics taught in the course, good critical and analytical skills, good usage of the specific jargon

30L: excellent and in depth knowledge of all the topics in the course, excellent critical and analytical skills, excellent usage of specific jargon.

Teaching tools

Other teaching material, including slides used during the lectures and papers will be made available to students on a weekly basis through the 'Virtuale' platform.

Office hours

See the website of Enrico Santarelli


Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.