The course requires the presence of the student. The core of the formative activities are the classes taught by the professor, which are designed to transmit the competences described in the sections above. The classes are designed to allow the participation of the students, which is taken into account to compute the final grade point average.
Lecture notes (powepoint presentations)will be distributed to students in order to facilitate their review of the course materials and the understanding of the main topics covered in the course.
The course combines qualitative questions to reinforce the main theoretical concepts, analytical questions to help the understanding of the mathematical models used in empirical research of industrial organization.
The specific methods used by the instructor include:
- Sessions focused on the main topics and theoretical concepts of empirical industrial organization.
- Sessions focused on specific applications, real industries and case studies.
- Discussion and participation of students in class, with special emphasis on the discussion of case studies.
- Electronic distribution of lecture notes and materials for each class.
- Use of electronic presentations and the web during the on class sessions.
- Electronic distribution of problem sets, with individual corrections and feedback provided to students.
- Student presentations
- Written Exam to test acquired knowledge.