Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMICS (SECS-P/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aim is to provide the basic tools for the analysis of imperfectly competitive markets. At the end of the course the students should be able to combine the basic models and to apply them for the analysis of a variety of simple cases.

Prerequisites

Microeconomics, Mathematical economics

Syllabus

) Perfect competition
2) Monopoly
3) Introduction to game theory and basic oligopoly models (Bertrand, Cournot, Hotelling)
4) Sequential Games and applications (Stackelberg, Free entry in Bertrand and Cournot models, Localization and prices in Hotelling model)

1) Perfect competition
2) Monopoly
3) Introduction to game theory and basic oligopoly models (Bertrand, Cournot, Hotelling)
4) Sequential Games and applications (Stackelberg, Free entry in Bertrand and Cournot models, Localization and prices in Hotelling model)

Teaching Methods

The course is organized into 3-frontal lectures per week (7 hours) (7 weeks in total). There are tutorials (12 hours) during which students will be asked to solve exercices. A worksheet is provided at the end of every week.

Textbooks

Salvadori N., D’Alessandro S., Fanelli D., Elementi di Economia Industriale, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2012.

Cabral L., Economia Industriale, Carocci, 2002.

Osborne M., An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press, 2004.

Learning assessment

Learning progression is monitored through the tutorials. The final exam consists in a compulsory written test comprising multiple choice test items and closed-ended questions.

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