Advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
12
Crediti massimi
80
Ore totali
SSD
SECS-P/01
Lingua
Inglese

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
Moduli o unità didattiche
Module Advanced Macroeconomics
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMIA POLITICA - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Bucci Alberto

Module Advanced Microeconomics
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMIA POLITICA - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Grembi Veronica

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Propedeuticità
If you do not have any clue of economics we highly recommend you take the crash courses at the beginning of the first year
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Module Advanced Microeconomics
Prerequisites
This is an advanced class. At the beginning of the course, we will review the basic tools needed. Some previous knowledge of economics is a prerequisite.
Grading
The exam will be written and based on exercises and problems setting on whichwe are going to practice during the course.
Logistics
Students with particular needs should see me at the very beginning of the course.

Module Advanced Macroeconomics
The exam is written both for those students who decide to attend and those students who decide not to attend the course. Knowledge of basic mathematical tools (such as static optimization in one- or multi-variate problems, with and without constraints; differential/difference equations analysis) is a strict pre-requisite for taking this course. Attendance of the course is warmly suggested.
Module Advanced Microeconomics
Programma
Course Outline
(Book Chapter in brackets.)

0. Tools

1. Consumer Theory
1.1 Budget Constraint (Ch. 2)
1.2 Preferences and Utility (Chs. 3 and 4)
1.3 Utility Maximization (Chs. 5 and 6)
1.4 Substitution and Income Effect (Ch. 8)
1.5 Welfare Measurement (Ch. 14)

2. Theory of the Firm
2.1 Technology (Ch. 19)
2.2 Cost minimization (Ch. 21)
2.3 Cost curves (Ch. 22)
2.4 Profit Maximization (Ch. 20)
2.5 Firm supply (Ch. 23)
2.6 Industry Supply (Ch. 24)

3. Partial Equilibrium
3.1 Market Demand (Ch. 15)
3.2 Equilibrium (Ch. 16)
Metodi didattici
Frontal lectures and interaction students/teacher performed in different ways. For instance in the Advanced Microeconomic part we will be using the app Secretive which will allow some polling session
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Required:
Hal Varian Intermediate Microeconomics: A modern approach, 9th Edition (Last Edition)
Module Advanced Macroeconomics
Programma
PROGRAMME:


1. Dynamic Models of Investment (Chapter 2, B-B)

2. Growth in Dynamic General Equilibrium:

2.1. The basic facts of economic growth (Chapter 1, J-V)

2.2.The neoclassical growth models: Solow (1956), and Ramsey (1928) - Chapter 4, B-B

2.3. Empirical applications of neoclassical growth models (Chapter 3, J-V)

2.4. The economics of ideas (Chapter 4, J-V)

2.5. The engine of growth (Chapter 5, J-V)

2.6. Alternative theories of endogenous growth (Chapter 9, J-V)
Metodi didattici
In the practical classes related to the course, the student will learn how to apply the theory studied during the theoretic lectures in solving numerical/concrete exercises.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
REFERENCES:

B-B : Fabio-Cesare BAGLIANO, and Giuseppe BERTOLA: "Models for Dynamic Macroeconomics", Oxford: Oxford University Press,2007 (First Edition in paperback).

J-V : Charles I. JONES, and Dietrich VOLLRATH: "Introduction to Economic Growth", New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013 (Third Edition).
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
There is no difference in the exam text if you attend class or not
Module Advanced Microeconomics
Programma
Course Outline
(Book Chapter in brackets.)

0. Tools

1. Consumer Theory
1.1 Budget Constraint (Ch. 2)
1.2 Preferences and Utility (Chs. 3 and 4)
1.3 Utility Maximization (Chs. 5 and 6)
1.4 Substitution and Income Effect (Ch. 8)
1.5 Welfare Measurement (Ch. 14)

2. Theory of the Firm
2.1 Technology (Ch. 19)
2.2 Cost minimization (Ch. 21)
2.3 Cost curves (Ch. 22)
2.4 Profit Maximization (Ch. 20)
2.5 Firm supply (Ch. 23)
2.6 Industry Supply (Ch. 24)

3. Partial Equilibrium
3.1 Market Demand (Ch. 15)
3.2 Equilibrium (Ch. 16)
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Required:
Hal Varian Intermediate Microeconomics: A modern approach, 9th Edition (Last Edition)
Module Advanced Macroeconomics
Programma
PROGRAMME:


1. Dynamic Models of Investment (Chapter 2, B-B)

2. Growth in Dynamic General Equilibrium:

2.1. The basic facts of economic growth (Chapter 1, J-V)

2.2.The neoclassical growth models: Solow (1956), and Ramsey (1928) - Chapter 4, B-B

2.3. Empirical applications of neoclassical growth models (Chapter 3, J-V)

2.4. The economics of ideas (Chapter 4, J-V)

2.5. The engine of growth (Chapter 5, J-V)

2.6. Alternative theories of endogenous growth (Chapter 9, J-V)
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
REFERENCES:

B-B : Fabio-Cesare BAGLIANO, and Giuseppe BERTOLA: "Models for Dynamic Macroeconomics", Oxford: Oxford University Press,2007 (First Edition in paperback).

J-V : Charles I. JONES, and Dietrich VOLLRATH: "Introduction to Economic Growth", New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013 (Third Edition).
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
VENERDÌ, ore 12:15 - 14:15 (I° Trimestre, a partire dal 27/09/2019). Gli studenti-SPO che hanno ancora nel loro piano di studi l'esame di Macroeconomia da 9 CFU possono presentarsi (per l'orale integrativo da 3 CFU) VE 25/10, ore 13-14 (studio docente).
Studio n. 7- Dipartimento di Economia, Management e Metodi Quantitativi (DEMM), via Conservatorio 7 (Secondo Piano).
Ricevimento:
Martedi 16.30-19.00
Via Conservatorio 7