No mandatory requirements. The course of Industrial Organization and Microeconomics are strongly reccommended.
The course provides a further analysis of specific topics in Industrial Organization with the objective to go deeper in the theoretical analysis of firms, industries and markets mechanisms, with particular reference to the new technologies, the economics of information and the two-sided markets. The selected topics represent relevant and innovative issue in the IO literature.
Therefore, the student is equipped with a deep knowledge of the frontier of the IO such that she/he is able to support the strategic decisions of the firms.
1. Uncertainty and limited capacity in oligopoly.
2. Olygopoly and dynamics.
3. Product differentiation
4. Asymmetric information: prices and signals
5. Asymmetric information: entry
6. Asymmetric information: collusion
7. Innovation and R&S
8. Technologies with increasing returns of adoption
9. Network and two-sided markets
Frontal class and student presentations.
Written exam in two parts. Part A: short technical question (e.g. numerical exercise). Part B: open question on some topics in the program
If the course is delivered remotely (totally or partially), changes may occur in the program and/or in the exam, in order to adapt the course to on-line teaching methods.
The students are invited to enroll in the Moodle platform of IO, where they can find the supplementary material and all the updated information of the course.