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INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMIA INDUSTRIALE

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonello Zanfei Wednesdays H 4-5 pm (please contact the lecturer in advance via e-mail)
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (L-18)
Curriculum: ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

This course aims at providing the basic tools and concepts for the analysis of firm behaviour and performances within and across industries. Antitrust and policies for structural change will also be overviewed, including measures to favour the development of scientific institutions, innovation and internationalisation of industries. Special attention will be given to the characteristics and evolution of Italy's industrial system .

Program

o  The structure and characteristics of the Italian industry

o  Monopoly and regulation

o  Oligopoly, market structure and market power

o  Strategic behaviour: price discrimination, product differentiation, deterrence, predation and cooperation

o  Market structure and innovation

o  Competition policies and policies for structural change

o  Underlying theories and concepts

o  Antitrust

o  Policies for innovation and internationalisation

o  International experiences of antitrust and policies for structural change

 

Bridging Courses

basic economics

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding abilities: The course will yield abilities to collect and understand information on industries from different perspectives: theoretical/conceptual (models and methods); empirical (evolution of Italian and European industries); and normative (industrial policy). Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Knowledge and applied abilities: students willhave to apply the acquired knowledge in a comprehensive and flexible way, use concepts methods and interpretive models to data and statistics as well as to different analytical frameworks.Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Autonomy of judgement: Students will have to connect different bits of knowledge and deal with complex issues in an autonomous way and developing a critical ability. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

- Communication abilities: Students will have to develop abilities to approprately communicate the concepts and facts illustrated and discussed during classwork. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Learning abilities: Students will have to develop good learning abilities that will enable them to deepen their knowledge of globalisation issues in subsequent academic and professional experiences. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures in Italian. In case foreign students attend the course, arrangements can be made with the course instructor for meetings to assist English speaking students in the preparation of the exam.

Attendance

Basic economics and calculus

Course books

-    Cabral L. (2017) Introduction to Industrial Organisation. Second Edition, MIT press (Except Chapters: 2, 3, 4, 13 e 16)

-    Additional readings in English will have to be agreed upon with the course instructor 

Assessment

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations during classes

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Students  will have to refer to the readings and get ready for exam. Small groups of students may request special rehearsal sessions on specific parts of the syllabus, to be held during the first semester.

Attendance

Basic economics and calculus

Course books

- Cabral L. (2017) Introduction to Industrial Organisation. Second Edition, MIT press (Except Chapters: 2, 3, 4, 13 e 16)

-    Additional readings in English will have to be agreed upon with the course instructor 

Assessment

Oral or written examinations

Notes

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations can be in English upon request

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