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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Course unit
ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS
EPP6077337, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
EP2422, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track ECONOMICS [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS
Website of the academic structure http://www.economia.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/economia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-EP2422-002PD-2018-EPP6077337-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge BRUNO MARIA PARIGI SECS-P/01
Other lecturers FABIO MANENTI SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 10.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 10.0 70 180.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Math, Statistics, Econometrics.

This course is math-intensive and statistics-intensive and it is a difficult course, unsuitable for undergraduate Erasmus exchanges.
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of the course: to introduce and extend major topics in microeconomics including consumer theory, production theory, economics of uncertainty, information asymmetry, signaling.
At the end of the course, students will have the groundwork necessary for taking economics to a higher level.

The course is offered jointly by Prof. Manenti (34 hours) and Prof. Parigi (36 hours) that will alternate in class according to the tentative schedule indicated below.

Course attendance is strongly suggested. Only part of the material for the exam is available on line. For those students that for whatever reason (e.g. work, distance, late graduation, etc.) cannot attend a large number of classes we suggest to talk to the teachers in person before attempting the exam, as we would be happy to provide guidance.
Examination methods: Written exam made of short essays and technical exercises
Assessment criteria: Details to be announced at the beginning of the course
Course unit contents: Part A (Manenti)

CONSUMER THEORY approx. 10 hours

PRODUCTION THEORY approx. 8 hours

MARKET STRUCTURE: INTRODUCTION approx. 10 hours

GAME THEORY: INTRODUCTION approx. 4 hours

EXTERNALITIES approx 2 hours


Part B (Parigi):

UNCERTAINTY: INTRODUCTION approx. 12 hours

INFORMATION: MORAL HAZARD AND ADVERSE SELECTION approx. 10 hours

UNCERTAINTY: ADVANCED TOPICS approx. 6 hours

INCENTIVES approx. 4 hours

SIGNALING approx. 4 hours
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Presentation of mathematical models by teacher and exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: The lectures of Manenti are based on i) teacher’s notes and ii) a good text in Microeconomics, e.g. Varian, H. Microeconomic Analysis, Norton, 1994.

The lectures of Parigi are based on teacher’s notes. The texts of many, but not all, lectures are available on line in the moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Varian, Hal, Microeconomic Analysis. --: Norton, --. for Manenti's lectures only Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Latex

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