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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30325 - INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (MODULE I - MICROECONOMICS)


BIG
Department of Economics

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 23

BIG (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/01)
Course Director:
SALVATORE NUNNARI

Classes: 23 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 23: SALVATORE NUNNARI


Course Objectives

This course introduces the main issues of individual economic behavior 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. Students will also receive an introduction to game theory, with an emphasis on applications in political science. Finally, this course provides also the background to understand the aggregate models of the whole economy.


Course Content Summary
  • Consumer choice.
  • Theory of the firm: technology and production.
  • The competitive model.
  • Market power: monopoly.
  • Externalities and public goods.
  • Introduction to game theory.
  • Applications of game theory to economics: oligopoly and auctions.
  • Applications of game theory to political science: elections and bargaining.
  • Asymmetric information.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Exams are written. It is possible to do two partial exams, one midway through the term and one at the end of the term.

Textbooks
  • B.D. BERNHEIM, M.D. WHINSTON, Microeconomics, MacGraw-Hill, 2014.
  • Microeconomics, Exercises, Egea, 2014.
Last change 29/06/2015 13:01