32422 - Advanced Industrial Economics

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  • Teacher Anna Montini

  • Credits 6

  • SSD SECS-P/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Business Administration and Management (cod. 8842)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Business Administration and Management (cod. 8842)


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

Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course the students will know the base contents of Industrial Economics to analyse the behaviour of the firm and its effect on the market. Moreover the students will be able to value the strategic interaction among firms and his implications on their beahviour.

Course contents

1. Basic content. Firms, market structure, market power. Externalities and public goods. Pricing strategies and non Pricing strategies.

2. Innovation; process and product.

3. Introduction to the Industrial Property: exclusive rights and competition. Patents, trademarks, designs, copyright.

4. Introduction to the eco-innovation, definitions and dimensions. Environmental regulation and eco-innovation. Environmental regulation and effects on competitivity (Porter Hypothesis) and firm location (pollution haven hypothesis).


Cabral L., Economia industriale. Carocci editore, ultima edizione.

Further readings will be recommended by the lecturer.

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Written exam.

The grade is graduated as follows:

<18 failed
18-23 sufficient
24-27 good
28-30 very good
30 e lode excellent.

Teaching tools

Slides; regulations; paper.

Office hours

See the website of Anna Montini