Lectures calendar and course information AY 2019-2020
(2 March 2020) As a follow up to a request by the students, this is to inform the students that the lectures on Saturday March 7 and Saturday March 14 have now been cancelled. They are replaced by a lecture on Monday March 9 and Monday April 6, both at 2-4 pm, Lecture Room 1. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any clarification
(5 March 2020) Given the interruption of the course (Coronavirus) from today until March 15 please do check this page regularly for any information that I need to send. I’m not planning to record lectures on video but rather to catch up with the missed lecture, after March 15. If anything changes with this plan I’ll post it on this web page. Office hours are also interrupted but you can send me emails to “email@example.com” for any question.
(6 March 2020) Today the School of Economics suggested that recording the lectures, during the interruption, is preferable than waiting to catch them up later. For this reason today I recorded the third lecture of the course, which will be posted on the UNISI Moodle platform this evening. The password to access the material is “microeconomics2020”.
I will continue recording the future lectures until this is needed. So please check the Moodle regularly, also because we need to catch up with yesterday lecture, which we missed. Next lecture will be recorded Monday 9th, as agreed. If problems with the video etc. please do contact me on the email.
(9 March 2020) This is to inform students that this afternoon I recorded two lectures (the 4th and 5th) on the video. This allowed us to catch up with the lecture that we missed last week. Please let me know if there are problems with the quality and content of the video.
(12 March 2020 h 12.25) As a follow up to yesterday Governmental indications, I decided to start providing teaching material from home. It may take me some time to organize the teaching from home, and so today you may not see any material on the Moodle. But of course, we’ll catch up with any missed lecture. In any case, please keep checking regularly the Moodle and this web page for timely information.
(20 March 2020) This is to inform you that between today and tuesday next week I plan to record the lectures that we need to do to catch up with the original lectures calendar, circulated at the beginning of the course. To avoid the system congestion on the Unisi Moodle it is likely that the lectures will be stored on Google Drive and the link to access them posted directly on this web page. So, again, please check this web page regularly.
(22 March 2020) Below you can find the link to the first part A of Lecture 6. Indeed, because of the video load, lectures will be split into three parts. Please let me have your feedback on the quality of the video etc. contacting me at “firstname.lastname@example.org”
(23 March 2020 h 3.54 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 6. If problems let me know.
(23 March 2020 h 4.25 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 6. If problems let me know
(23 March 2020 h 5.05 pm) Below you can find the first part A of lecture 7. If problems let me know
(23 March 2020 h 5.49 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 7
(23 March 2020 h 6.39 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 7
(26 March 2020, h 4.10 pm) Below you can find the first part A of Lecture 8. Notice that the lecture was suddenly interrupted, due to a wifi system disconnection at minute 22. We’ll catch up with the missing ten minutes in the next two parts.
(26 March 2020, h 5.02 pm) Below you find the second part B of Lecture 8. Notice that also this lecture was suddenly interrupted by a disconnection of the wifi system, though after 30 mns.
(26 March 2020, h 5.44 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 8
(27 March 2020, h5.24 pm) Below you find the first part A of Lecture 9
(27 March 2020; h 6.07 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 9
(27 March 2020 h 7.25 pm) Below you find the third part C of Lecture 9
(30 March 2020 h11 am ) Below you find the first part A of Lecture 10. As you see I’m going to discuss some problems from the Hal Varian, Microeconomic, Analysis 3rd Edition, textbook. I will also discuss problems in Lecture 11. You should first try to solve the problems yourself and then compare your solution with the one discussed.
(30 March 2020; h 5.30 pm)Below you find the second parte B of Lecture 10.
(30 March 2020; 6.40 pm) Below you find the third part C of Lecture 10.
(1 April 2020; h 11) Below you find the first part A of Lecture 11. As you can see, the recording has been suddenly interrupted (after about 14 mins) by a temporary problem with the home wifi system. The second part of the lecture will start from where we interrupted and we’ll catch up with the missing time of this part.
(1 Aprile 2020; h 12.18) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 11
(1 April 2020; h 3.25 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 11. Notice that the lecture ends around min 30 and that the last 4 minutes of recording have no content.
(3 April 2020, h 5.17 pm) For some unknown reason to me the three parts, A,B and C of Lecture 12 which I posted yesterday disappeared from the web site. For this reason I’m now posting them again below.
(3 April 2020; h 6.25 pm) Below you can find the first part A of Lecture 13
(3 April 2020; h 7 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 13.
(4 April 2020; h 12.45) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 13
(10 April 2020; h 12.35) Below you can find the first part A of Lecture 14
(10 April 2020; h 3.50 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 14
(10 April 2020; h 5 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 14. I also want to inform the students that starting with Wednesday with 15 April, each Wednesday and Friday h 6-8 pm (until the end of May 2020) I’m also available on skype, as well as on the email as always, to discuss directly (for those interested) with students problems, clarifications etc. My skype address is “nicoladimitri”. If when you call me I’m busy talking to some other student send me a message on the chat saying that you want to talk. I will then send you a message on the chat when I become free to be called. I suggest students to try to coordinate (if possible) and group problems because otherwise time may be insufficient to talk to everyone.
(13 April 2020; h 11.20 am) Below you can find the first part A of Lecture 15
(13 April 2020; h 12.15) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 15
(13 Aprile 2020; 5.15 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 15.
(27 April 2020; h 12.50)
We inform students that, since the mid term test has been cancelled, I decided to insert an additional date for taking the whole test (on the whole program of the course) on Friday June 5th 2020. This will appear as a “mid term” test in the system but students will have to take the entire test. However, grades will be formally registered in one of the two official dates for the test, respectively, in June and July 2020, of course after having been accepted by the students. The possibility to book, for the test, in the system will be open later today.
We anticipate that the test on June 5th, as well as the other two on June and July, will be exclusively oral since, given the situation, I find the written tests more complicated to perform.
The oral test will be about 30-45 mins long per student, depending on how it evolves. Students will be asked at least three questions, of which at least one will be an exercise. More detailed instructions will be communicated sometimes in May 2020. It is however possible to anticipate that, depending on the number of the students taking the exam, the oral tests may be scheduled also on days subsequent to June the 5th as well as on days subsequent to the other two official dates, in June and July, respectively.
Last, but not least, given the exceptional circumstances, to avoid congestion I strongly invite you to use at most 2, out of 3, possible dates to take the test within the end of July 2020.
(29 April 2020: h 12)
This is to inform students that, following your request, I’m currently considering to anticipate the additional test of June 5th to May 20th. Please do not consider this as definite until I finalize it on this web site, which I will do during the week beginning with May 4th, at the latest.
However, I thought of anticipating it because there seems to be a concrete possibility for this change.
If of interest, we also inform students that tomorrow April 30 at 7 pm (CET)I will give a webinar at the Center for Blockchain Technologies of the University College London. The talk will be on the analogy between the framework for paying to implement smart contracts, on the blockchain based Ethereum platform, and the game so called War of Attrition, which is basically a second price all-pay auction. The webinar is free and those interested can register here
(30 April 2020; h 4.50 pm) Below you can find the three parts, A,B and C, respectively, of Lecture 16. As you can see Part A was almost immediately interrupted by a disruption in the domestic wifi. For this reason part B and part C are longer than 30 minutes.
(1 May 2020; h 1 pm) Below you can find the first part A of Lecture 17
(1 May 2020: h 4.25 pm) Below you can find the second part B of Lecture 17
(1 May 2020: h 5.30 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 17
I was told that Lectures 16b and 16c were not accessible by students. I double checked and verified that I used the same procedure for sharing the links that I used until now. Moreover, on my lap top the links work perfectly. In any case I re-did the procedure. Can students kindly let me know if there are still problems with the accessibility of those two parts?
(3 May 2020: h 11.40 am) Below you can find the first and second part, respectively A and B, of Lecture 18. As you can see both lectures are shorter than 30 mins and, because of this, overall we shall have to catch up with about 15 mins , in the next part of this lecture or in future lectures.
(3 May 2020; h 1 pm) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 18
(5 May 2020; h 11.30 am) Below you can find the first and second part, respectively A and B, of Lecture 19.
Notice that part A was suddenly interrupted by a disruption in the domestic wifi connection at min 25. The missing 5 minutes will be caught up later.
(5 May 2020; 12.30 am) Below you can find the third part C of Lecture 19.
I can now confirm that, following the request by the students, the additional test will be held on May 20th rather than on June 5th. As a consequence, I will change the date in the system and keep the students who already booked themselves for the June 5th test also booked for the 20th May test.
(10 May 2020; h 5.35) Below you can find part A,B and C of Lecture 20. This lecture formally concludes the course (overall 40h of teaching) but please consider me available for clarifications etc. and also willing to record more lectures in case you would need me to do so. Finally, do not hesitate to contact me to coordinate skype meetings for one to one discussions; my skype address is still “nicoladimitri”. Just write me an email at “email@example.com” to coordinate. To conclude, please keep reading this web page regularly for specific indications on the test, starting with May 20th test.
(13 May 2020: h 7.25) In view of the May 20th, as well as June + July tests, this is to inform you that in the next couple of days I will post an additional lecture with a recorded mock exam (or more than one mock exam), to better explain how the oral test will work, what kind of questions you are expected to answer (problems and theory) etc.
(15 May 2020; h 10.35 am) This is to inform you of the time schedule for the 5 students who booked to take the oral exam on May 20th
094487 h 10
097656 h 10.45
097838 h 11.30
098313 h 12.15
098523 h 13
095222 h 16
The exam will take place on Google Meet at this address.
Please do check as soon as possible if access to it is fine for you and let me know if problems.
Later, during the day, I will post the additional recorded lecture with all the instructions
(15 May 2020; h 4.40 pm) CORRECTION LINK TEST 20th MAY 2020! Due to technical reasons the (public) Google Meet link for the 20th May 2020 has been changed to the following one. So please disregard the link I posted yesterday. Do check as soon as possible that access to this new link has no problem for you and let me know in case.
(21 June 2020; h 6 pm) Below you can find the time schedule for the test of 26 June 2020.
The test will take place on Google Meet at the link
(14 July 2020; h 11 am) The only student, with matricola code 099533, who booked to take the test on July 17th will have the test at 9 am of July 17th, on Google Meet at the link