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.
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
• 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