Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

A.A. CFU
2012/2013 8
Docente Email Ricevimento studenti
Antonello Zanfei

Assegnato al Corso di Studio

Giorno Orario Aula

Obiettivi Formativi

This course aims at providing the basic tools and concepts for the analysis of firms' behaviour and performance within and across industries. The main characteristics and evolution of Italy's industrial system will also be overviewed. A close-up will be offered on the following topics: (a) the role of science and technology in industrial development; (b) the diffusion of ICTs in manufacturing and service industries; (c) industrial competition policies  (antitrust, regulation, liberalisations); (d) industrial policies for structural change (science and technology policies, promotion of internationalisation)

Programma

 

Basics of industrial economics                                              

 - The structure, characteristics and evolution of Italian industry
 - Monopoly and regulation
 - Oligopoly, market structure and market power
 - Strategic behaviour: price discrimination, deterrence, predation and cooperation
 - Market structure and innovation

Focus group work topics: 

 - Science, technology and industrial dynamics
 - The diffusion of ICTs in manufacturing and services                                      - Antitrust and competition policies                                                                      - Industrial policies for research, innovation and internationalisation 

Risultati di Apprendimento (Descrittori di Dublino)

knowledge and understanding: the acquisition of a general knowledge on the theory and practice of industrial economics is required

applying knowledge and understanding: the ability to apply the general knowledge to the problems of industrial economics is required

making judgements: the ability to carry out a critical analysis of the problems associated to of industrial economics is required

communication skills: a good ability to communicate the knowledge acquired in the course is required

learning skills: a development of learning skills, linking theory and practice of of industrial economics, is required

Modalità Didattiche, Obblighi, Testi di Studio e Modalità di Accertamento

Modalità didattiche

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

Testi di studio

Cabral L. (2000) Introduction to Industrial Organization, MIT Press, EXCEPT Ch. 4, 6, 11, 13, 17
Additional readings in English will have to be agreed upon with the course instructor

Modalità di
accertamento

Separate exams can be given, and credits can be obtained, for module 1 and module 2. Oral examination (either in Italian or in English) . A paper can be discussed in English.

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