Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Next appointment: 21-25 November 2022.

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23.11.2022  

8:30-10:15
Room SI-015
Black Building

Microeconometrics II

The aim of the course is to provide students with more advanced econometric tools to better understand empirical microeconometric analyses and to perform more rigorous own empirical works

10:30-12:15
Room A12
Red Building

Industrial Organization II 

The course presents an introduction to the modern theory of Industrial Organization. In most markets the assumptions of perfect competition are not met. We will work to understand the working of industries with limited competition and its implications both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. Aspects considered include basic monopoly and oligopoly theory; price competition; cartels; mergers and acquisitions.  The final part of the course introduces the main concepts used in the analysis of regulation of network industries.

14:30-16:15
Room SI-015
Black Building

Macroeconomics II

The objective of the course is to develop the analytical tools to think about short-run macroeconomic policy issues. The course will first discuss intertemporal consumption choices that have a central role in many macro models, highlighting the role of uncertainty and liquidity constraints in shaping the lifetime profile of consumption and savings. It will then discuss the stabilization role of fiscal and monetary policy along the business cycle. The course will cover both the basic real business cycle model and New-Keynesian models of asymmetric information and imperfect competition with small menu costs. The final part of the course will discuss the role of labour and financial market frictions on business fluctuations.

16:30-18:15
Room SI-015
Black Building

Microeconomics II

The aim of the course is to develop the basic tools for analyzing problems of resource allocation used by economists working in research, government and business. It aims to include modern developments without being overly mathematical, and to develop a capacity to apply economic concepts to real-world problems. The first part of the course focuses primarily on price-taking behavior by economic agents. The second part of the course focuses on strategic interaction and market failures.