Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Marco Casari

  • Crediti formativi 10

  • SSD SECS-P/01

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Campus di Bologna

  • Corso Laurea in Economics, politics and social sciences (cod. 5819)

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 14/02/2022 al 25/05/2022

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Students acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental topics of microeconomics: Theory of consumption, theory of production in competitive markets, partial equilibrium, general equilibrium and efficiency.


Overview of the course (the detailed and updated syllabus will be available on IOL)


Markets, Hierarchies, Traditions as ways to organize economic activity

Competitive markets and equilibrium

The consumer problem

Theory of production


Imperfect competition

The economic role of the government

Deciding under uncertainty  

Income and wealth inequality

The case of the credit market

The case of the labor market

The case of land as a factor of production

Firms and business corporations

The origin of value in Economics



The CORE Team, The Economy: Economics for a Changing World

Ebook version available here free of charges: https://www.core-econ.org/project/core-the-economy/

The book is also available in other languages.

Metodi didattici

Frontal lectures and recitations, complemented by supporting material.

Interactive tools and role-games will be used during the lectures to introduce some topics.

Attendance of both lectures and recitations is strongly recommended.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Written exam structured around three parts: multiple choice questions, theoretical questions, and exercises.

NO oral exam.

During the semester, students will be able to take two partial exams (the final grade is the average of the two partials).

No additional partial exams will be scheduled during the academic year.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

A total of 60 hours of lectures and 20 hours of recitations.

Slides, the material for the exercises, and other material will be made available online on IOL

Both the book and the additional material are compulsory for the preparation of the exam.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Marco Casari