Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2022/2023
Partition: 
Cognomi A-L
Teaching: 
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMICS (SECS-P/01)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Prof.ssa D'UVA Marcella
Cycle: 
Second semester

Language

Italian

Course description

objective of the course is to furnish the basic elements of microeconomic theory

Knowledge and understanding: the student shoud be, first, able to analyse the behaviour of economic operators; then, he should understand the relationships among the operators in the different market types.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the student should apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to real world.

Making judgements: the student should apply a critical approach in the study and should be able to increase autonomously his knowledge.

Comunication: the student must answer with correct use of economic language, in a concise and exhaustive way to the open-ended questions combining the answers (in the requested cases) with an accurate graphical analysis. Furthermore, he should be able to solve the exercises proposed in the final exam

Lifelong learning skills: the students must have acquired the basic instruments of microeconomics and prove to have a good learning level to face the subsequent exams of the course.
The attendance of the lessons constitutes a fundamental didactic aid to understand the subject.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basic methodological tools of mathematics.

Syllabus

I MODULE
Consumer’s theory: preferences, utility maximization, optimal choice, individual demand curve; market demand.

II MODULE
Firm theory: profit maximization, supply curve, competitive market, monopoly, oligopoly.

III MODULE
Factors markets, Externalities, definition of public goods, tutorials, mock exam.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and tutorials.

Textbooks

R. H. Frank, Cartwright E., Microeconomics, McGraw-Hill

Additional reading will be provided during the course

Learning assessment

Written final exam. The exam consists in open-ended questions and exercises on the course themes in order to evaluate the student’s knowledge.

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