02528 - Industrial Economics,,,

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

Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concepts of industrial organization. The course discusses first the behaviour of firms and their interactions in the different markets. Then, it focuses on the firm internal organisation, devoting particular attention to the theory of incentives and to incomplete information. At the end of the course the student is able to: - analyse the strategic behaviour of firms in different markets; - understand the main features of the internal organisation of the firm; - understand the role of incomplete information on firms decisions and propose possible solutions for the resulting allocative inefficiencies.

Course contents


Part 1: Basic concepts

Part 2: Monopoly power

Part 3: Oligopoly and strategic interaction

Part 4: Anticompetitive strategies: Collusion and predation

Part 5: Contractual relations between firms: Mergers and vertical restrictions


Pepall, Richards, Norman e Calzolari, Organizzazione Industriale, terza edizione, 2017, McGraw-Hill

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching tools

Slides and additional materials will be available on the Virtuale platform.

Office hours

See the website of Elena Argentesi