PRINCIPI DI BIOECONOMIA

AGR/01 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

GABRIELLA VINDIGNI
Email: vindigni@unict.it
Office: Via Santa Sofia, 100
Phone: 0957580314
Office Hours: Lunedì e Venerdì 11-12
IURI PERI
Email: peri@unict.it
Office: EDIFICIO VIA SANTA SOFIA 1OO - SEZ. ECONOMIA
Phone: 0957580309
Office Hours: LUN - VEN 10-12


Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to furnish the notions of the fundamental economic mechanisms and the rules
that regulate them and to develop the basic skills in the specific field of the biotechnology .
In particular, the module is designed to provide specific knowledge and skills related to microeconomics
with particular reference to the market, as well as the mainly concepts of policies (national, European
and international) for innovation and biotechnology


Course Structure

Teaching includes lectures supplemented by practical exercises and teamwork



Detailed Course Content

The course will address the topics listed below:
Basic concepts: biotechnology and bioeconomy
- The economic system,
- Businesses and families
- Supply and demand on the product market,
- Factors that shift the demand curve and the supply curve and market equilibrium
- Elasticity of supply and demand
- Problems of choice: What to produce and how much to produce
- Policies for innovation and biotechnology.
- Productivity and growth,
- Natural capital and its properties,
- The concept of sustainability



Textbook Information

- N Gregory Mankiw, Mark P. Taylor - Principi di economia - Zanichelli - 2015
- Herman Daly and Joshua Farley - Ecological Economics - Island Press




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