Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course students are able to understand firm behavior at the strategic level for what concern pricing, market equilibrium, investments and innovation. The course will introduce studnets to studying organisational issues related to incentives and agency theory.


Part 1: Presentation of the course and microeconomics background.

Part 2: Game theory and oligopoly.

Part 3: Market structure

Part 4: Non-price strategies

Part 5: Competition policy and regulation.


L. Cabral, Introduction to Industrial Organization, second edition, Mit Press, 2017.

Except: 7.4 (meaning section 4 of chapter 7), 8.3, 10.4, 14.4, 14.5, chapter 16.

Metodi didattici

Standard front teaching. Students with disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) are required to make their condition known to find the best possibile accomodation to their needs.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

There are two partial exams.The admission to the second one is conditional on passing the first one.

The exams are written and in presence. It will last 60 minutes and it will be made of exercises (worth about 3/4 of the grade) and questions (about 1/4 of the grade).

The grade is scaled as follows:

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

Students can reject the final grade once. To this end, he/she must email a request to the instructor within the date set for registration. The instructor will confirm reception of the request by email within the same date.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Textbook, slides and exercises.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Flavio Delbono

Consulta il sito web di Annalisa Loviglio