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MICROECONOMICS

CODE 56962
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 10 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • International and Diplomatic Sciences 8768 (coorte 2018/2019)
  • MACROECONOMICS 57133
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Microeconomics is the study of individuals, households and firms' behavior in decision making and allocation of resources. It generally applies to markets of goods and services and deals with individual and economic issues.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Scope, field and methods of economics. Consumer behaviour, individual and market demand. Producer behaviour, individual and market supply. The equilibrium price and market structures. Market failure and government intervention.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Microeconomics course introduces the main issues of individual economic behaviour with a reference to consumers and firms, and the analysis of competitive and non-competitive markets. Presenting and discussing the different topics, through exercises and classes and through the discussion of actual cases, the student is able to understand many problems of the functioning of the markets. The course provides also the background to understand the aggregate models of the whole economy.

PREREQUISITES

Basic foundations of general mathematics

TEACHING METHODS

 

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • In-class exercises
  • Individual assignments

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SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction and Basic Principles

Supply and Demand

Market Efficiency and Government Policies

Elasticities

Production and Costs: short and long term

Competitive Output

 Market Power: monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and oligopoly.

Public Goods, Common Resources, Externalities, Asymmetric information.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

F. Gazzo, Lezioni di Microeconomia, ultima edizione, ECIG Genova.

Other material will be available on the "aula web".

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FABRIZIO GAZZO (President)

ANDREA VINDIGNI (President)

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PITTALUGA

ELENA SEGHEZZA

RICCARDO SOLIANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

 

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • In-class exercises
  • Individual assignments

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LESSONS START

First semester 17 september.

Class schedule

MICROECONOMICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students are evaluated according to a written and oral exam . 
It is possible to take the exam in three partiaa exams, a partial exam and a final exam. In this case, it is necessary to pass both exams (at least 15/30). 
Alternatively, students can choose to take a general exam at the end of the course.


 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam aims to evaluate the student's preparation and his critical skills.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2019 14:30 GENOVA Orale Prof. Gazzo
18/01/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
18/01/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
18/01/2019 14:30 GENOVA Orale Prof. Vindigni
18/01/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
08/02/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
07/06/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
02/07/2019 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/07/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
06/09/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Assiduous frequency and consult the aula web.