78361 - Competition in Tourism Markets

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Giovanni Maria Mazzanti

  • Credits 8

  • SSD SECS-P/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics of Tourism (cod. 8847)


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

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to economic tools for understanding competition in tourist markets, both from a theoretical and an empirical point of view. At the of the course, students will be able to i) make sense of tourist firms' choices concerning pricing, product characteristics, innovation and advertising, with a particular attention to the international dimension of competition; ii) evaluate the social consequences of these choices, and judge public policies aimed at improving the market outcomes.

Course contents

Competition, Equilibrium and Efficiency
Market Failures and Public Policy
Price Discrimination
Strategic interaction
Market Structure


Slides and other teaching materials made available on a weekly basis.

Teaching methods

Lectures, courseworks.

Assessment methods

Final written exam.

Teaching tools

Moodle page of the course

Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Maria Mazzanti