Academic year 2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title ECONOMIA POLITICA - 2
Course code ET0031 (AF:257962 AR:149728)
Modality On campus classes
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of POLITICAL ECONOMICS
Subdivision Surnames Pat-Z
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/01
Period 4th Term
Course year 1
Course objectives
The objective of this course is to introduce students to economic reasoning. The basic principles of economics will be presented. In particular, after introducing the notion of market equilibrium as the crossing point between demand and supply, consumer choices in various contexts and the optimal strategies of the firms with reference to their cost structures and the characteristics of the markets in which they operate will be analyzed.
The whole course (12 CFU) is composed of two parts:


- Profit maximization for price-taking firms
- Competitive equilibrium
- Market intervention: taxes and subsidies, price floors
- Monopoly: equilibrium and deadweight loss. Regulation
- Pricing policies: perfect price discrimination, two-part tariffs, multimarket discrimination.
- Game theory: dominance and Nash equilibrium, dynamic games.
- Oligopoly: Bertrand, Cournot and Stackelberg models, collusion.

For the first part of the course please consult the web-page related to Principles of Economics 1.
Referral texts
D. Bernheim e M. Whinston, Microeconomia, Mc-Graw Hill Italia, III Edizione 2017.

M.C. Molinari, Esercizi di Economia Politica, Cafoscarina, Seconda Edizione 2016.
Type of exam
Assessment methods
written exam and non compulsory homeworks during the course
Teaching methods
Teaching language
Students are strongly encouraged to actively attend classes and solve the exercises assigned every week.
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 1
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
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