Elements of Economics (2020/2021)

Course code
4S00328
Name of lecturer
Martina Menon
Coordinator
Martina Menon
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 14, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides the theoretical and methodological bases necessary to analyse and interpret the economic relationships existing between economic subjects (individuals, companies, and institutions), which operate in different market regimes (perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly). Students will acquire the basic knowledge of the main economic models. At the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend the economic phenomena of modern market economies and to read national and international press specialized in economic topics.

Syllabus

Consumption theory
Production theory
Market organization: perfect competition, monopoly
Market failure: externalities and solutions

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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Krugman, P.; R. Wells L’Essenziale di Economia Zanichelli  
DARON ACEMOGLU, DAVID LAIBSON, JOHN A. LIST PRINCIPI DI ECONOMIA POLITICA. Teoria ed evidenza empirica Pearson 2016 9788891901071

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of two parts: exercises and a short essay