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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS
Course unit
MICROECONOMICS (Da F a O)
EPP4063688, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ECONOMICS
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MICROECONOMICS
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in ECONOMICS

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONIO NICOLO' SECS-P/01

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

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Matematica Generale (Maths)
Target skills and knowledge: The purpose of the course is that of providing students with a battery of economic models (that is simplified and formalized representations of real situations) about households' and firms' behavior, in order to analyse and identify the key determinats of consumption, investment and production choices. Starting from individual behaviors and decisions, it will be possible to determine the market equilibrium and it will possible to measure the resulting social welfare.
Examination methods: Witten exam.
Assessment criteria: A key comptence that will be assessed is student's ability of representing problems and situations by means of the set of tools learned in the course and student's ability of conjecturing what should be the right solution.
Course unit contents: Consumer theory;
Households' supply of inputs;
Decisions under uncertainty
Firm theory, technology and costs;
Competitive equilibrium;
General equilibrium and welfare economics;
Introduction to game theory;
Oligopoly and strategic behaviour.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and tutorials
Additional notes about suggested reading: Relevant studying materials are available on the elearning service of the Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali "Marco Fanno".
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Michael L. Katz, Harvey S. Rosen, Microeconomia (qualsiasi edizione). Italia: McGraw Hill, 2007.