Microeconomics provides basics for understanding the functioning of the economic system. Particular attention is paid to the study of the behavior of consumers and firms and the analysis of the role of the market in the resources allocation process.

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
      The course aims to provide the first elements for understanding the functioning of the economic system. Particular attention was paid to the study of the behavior of economic entities (consumers and businesses) and the analysis of the role of the market in the allocation process of resources.
      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      1. Scarcity and economics; The coordination of individual choices. The evolution of economic thought. The economic models.
      2. The theory of consumer behavior. Price-consumption curve and income-consumption curve; individual demand and market demand. Elasticity and expenditure; introduction to behavioral economics.
      3. Basic theory of the firm. Production and costs (long-run and short-run). Perfect competition: the individual and the market supply curve. The profit-maximisation hypothesis. The firm and the industry in the long run.
      4 Factor demand and supply. Intertemporal choices and uncertainty choices.
      5. Market power: monopoly, natural monopoly, product differentiation and monopolistic competition; price discrimination, duopoly (Cournot, Bertrand, Stackelberg). Collusion and prisoner dilemma; sequential games. Management theories. Oligopoly.
      7. General equilibrium and welfare.
      8. Asymmetric information (adverse selection and moral hazard), externalities, public goods.

       

      RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

      Frank R H., Cartwright E., Microeconomia, McGraw-Hill, VII edizione

      URL Aula web
      MICROECONOMICS
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=4985
      URL timetable
      MICROECONOMICS
      http://diec.unige.it/orario-lezioni
  • Who
  • How
  • Where and when
    • URL Aula web
      MICROECONOMICS
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=4985
      URL timetable
      MICROECONOMICS
      http://diec.unige.it/orario-lezioni
      LESSONS START

      September 2019

      OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
      Luca Beltrametti

      Wednesday: 4,30 pm

      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      17 dicembre 2018 10:30 Scritto Genova
      15 gennaio 2019 10:30 Scritto Genova
      29 gennaio 2019 9:30 Scritto Genova
      4 giugno 2019 10:30 Scritto Genova
      18 giugno 2019 10:30 Scritto Genova
      8 luglio 2019 10:30 Scritto Genova
      10 settembre 2019 10:30 Scritto Genova
  • FURTHER INFORMATION
    • Attendance is recommended. Registration in the Unige learning platform Aulaweb is  recommended

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