Advanced industrial organisation

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
SSD
SECS-P/06
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The goal of the course is to provide the student with a solid logical background which allows him to understand how markets work and the most fundamental firms choices and strategies.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
SECS-P/06 - ECONOMIA APPLICATA - CFU: 9
Lezioni: 60 ore
Programma
The course analyses different market structures: from economic competitive markets to monopoly situation. The core of the program lies on oligopoly models and strategic interactions. An important part is dedicated to anticompetitive strategies: limit Pricing and entry deterrence. Another important part of the course is vertical product differentiation: R &D , patents and Patent Policy. A particular focus will be on empirical applications of specific topics.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Pre-requisites
We suggest to look over to the basic microeconomic notions, namely demand and cost curves, even though we will refresh them extensively.

Assessment Method
A written exam, with questions regarding theory and exercises.
If the students are interested can develop small dissertations in groups about specific topics. The final score will be calculated as weighted average of the written examination and of the small dissertation.
Metodi didattici
Classes are very important also for the final exam. The course will host some experts, belonging to companies, business association, competition and antitrust advisors, intellectual property and competition law world. The teacher is available for students who wish to organize groups for developing specific subjects of the course.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
a. L. PEPALL-D. RICHARDS-G. NORMAN, Industrial Organization, Wiley 5th Edition
b. The slides, used by the teacher, are integral part of the references.
Periodo
Primo trimestre
Periodo
Primo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
giovedì ore 11,30-13,30
aula 9- 2° piano via Conservatorio, 7