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MICROECONOMICS

CODE 57027
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 10 credits during the 1st year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2017/2018)
  • MACROECONOMICS 57133
  • PUBLIC FINANCE MOD. A 57039
  • PUBLIC FINANCE MOD, B 57040
  • PUBLIC FINANCE 57038

OVERVIEW

The course covers the fundamental concepts of microeconomics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the basic tools to understand and develop specialist economics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to teach the theory of rational choice of economic agents and its outcomes in an economy characterized by different forms of competition (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly ...). On this basis, students can better understand the content of macroeconomics, economic policy, public economics.

Knowledge and understanding Students must acquire adequate knowledge and effective understanding of the main conceptual categories of modern microeconomics

Ability to Apply Knowledge and Understanding Students must be able to apply the acquired knowledge in the analysis of the behavior of the agents in the different market form

Autonomy of judgment Students should be able to use the acquired knowledge with autonomous assessment skills, realizing the possibility and the limits to represent rationally the different economic behaviors.

Communication Skills The discipline has a specific technical language, which is largely found in all economic disciplines, and that students have to master.

Learning Skills: Students must learn the basics of the technical language of the microeconomics, including its forms of geometric and algebraic language, and show that they know how to serve.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and exercises with the active participation of students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

elements of algebra and geometry

compatibility between individual choices and well-being

consumer demand

fundamental elements of choice under uncertainty

consumer's behavior

firm behavior

competitive equilibrium

monopoly

oligopoly

externalities and information asymmetries

social preferences

applications 
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Italo LAVANDA, Giorgio RAMPA, Microeconomia: scelte individuali e benessere sociale, Roma, Carocci, 2015.

Any other readings will be indicated in class and on aulaweb, which should be checked regularly.

On request, texts in English or in French will be indicated.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

RICCARDO SOLIANI (President)

GUIDO BONATTI

FABRIZIO GAZZO

ENRICO IVALDI

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PITTALUGA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and exercises with the active participation of students.

LESSONS START

The course takes place in the first semester from September, 18. Six hours per week, 60 hours totally.

Class schedule

MICROECONOMICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written test

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written exam consists of exercises and questions open, but on specific points, or closed (multiple choice). The exam is intended to ensure that the content is assimilated by the student, as regards: the definition of the conceptual categories; the technical aspects of the discipline; the ability to apply what they learned to concrete cases.

On request, one can take the test in English or French.

On request, English textbooks can be indicated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale
30/05/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2018 17:00 GENOVA Orale