02528 - Industrial Economics

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Students should achieve an understanding of the most important theories concerning the organization of industries and the behavior of firms within those industries. They should understand how industrial economics can contribute to economic policy with respect to imperfectly competitive markets.

Course contents

Aim of the course


The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of Industrial Economics at the undergraduate level. The course covers important issues, such as monopoly, strategic interaction and oligopoly, competition, collusion, contracts, predatory pricing, R&D and patents.

References

Organizzazione Industriale, McGraw Hill

Exercises and additional bibliography references will be provided to students.

Readings/Bibliography

Texts:

Organizzazione Industriale, McGraw-Hill,  Lynne Pepall, Daniel J. Richards, George Norman & Giacomo Calzolari

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Written and oral examination. In the latter assessment, students discuss topics related to industrial organization in real-life contexts.

Teaching tools

Frontal lessons.

Links to further information

https://sites.google.com/site/minnitianto77/teaching/economia-industriale

Office hours

See the website of Antonio Minniti