Master’s degree in Business Management (Vicenza)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Industrial development and innovation policies

Course code
4S02489
Name of lecturer
Eugenio Peluso
Coordinator
Eugenio Peluso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VICENZA
Period
First semester dal Sep 26, 2011 al Dec 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

First semester

Not inserted.

Learning outcomes

The main objective of this course is to analyze the link between market power, innovation and economic growth and their impact on social welfare. Both the role of private and public agents will be studied, with a special focus on antitrust policy, patents and policies in favor of industrial development, even at the local level.

Syllabus

1- Growth models: exogenous and endogenous technological change.
2- Introduction to the economics of innovation
3- An overview on microeconomics: monopoly and oligopoly
4- Game theory and models of industrial competition
5- Innovation, development and social welfare
6- Neoclassical models of research and development
7- Collusion, vertical and horizontal integration and Antitrust
8- Local development

References
• D. Weil “Crescita Economica”, Hoepli editore, Capitoli 2,3,6,7,8,9
F. Malerba “ Economia dell’Innovazione”, Carocci Editore 5° ristampa 2006, capitoli 1, 2,8,9,10,11,14.
• M. Motta, M. Polo “Antitrust: economia e politica della concorrenza” Il mulino 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam


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