The courses that I have taught lately and most of their teaching materials, including revised versions of textbook chapters, PowerPoint presentations, and hundreds of cases and problems.
Economic Organizations, Institutions and Markets (EOM/EIM)
Intermediate course discussing the main topics of organizational economics. Designed to train students to use a set of operational tools to analyze and decide on managerial problems.
Current Topics in Business Policy
This course aims to develop students’ capacity for (1) applying their knowledge to real cases, and for (2) communicating the conclusions obtained in a professional manner.
The course is based on assigned team projects on current business and economic cases, in which students are requested to apply the analytical instruments studied in all UPF bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Business.
During the first few weeks, “Socratic” classes will focus on discussing relevant theories, cases and methods to be used in the team projects. Students must study the reading texts beforehand and be ready to summarize the theories, discuss the key matters involved and analyze the cases.
During classes in the last weeks, the team projects will be presented and discussed. All students must actively participate in their assigned project, both in the study, public presentation and discussion, as well as in the preparation of two versions of a professionally-written report. Half of the seminar classes will be dedicated to preliminary presentations and discussion of projects, and the other half to discussing a specific theme.
The course will be graded on the basis of three main elements: (1) active participation in class discussions; (2) the professional-quality project to be drawn up, presented, defended and reviewed by each team; and (3) the evaluation each student makes of the individual contribution of other members of their team.
Organizations and Markets
The course provides a framework for understanding and managing organizations. It is structured along the main topics in the economics of organizations and markets. They will be studied emphasizing positive analysis of real institutions, managerial applications and the methodological difficulties faced by scientific inquiry in this field. Classes are conducted in a lecture/discussion format. Class participation is welcome and expected.
Economic Analysis of Business Law
This course introduces second-year PhD students into the analysis of business law and institutions. Each topic will first be introduced on a general level to focus then on more specific research applications and policy issues. Current controversies on the regulation of business activities will be discussed in most topics. The course is paper based. Students are expected to participate actively in classes, discussing papers, preparing case studies and writing and defending a research paper.
Introduction to Law and Economics
Before the PhD students in law and economics start their coursework, this course provides them a first flavor of what the discipline is about and what its current topics are. It aims to raise students’ interest and give them an idea as to where law and economics comes from and where it is heading. Its contents emphasize treatment of methodological and institutional issues in the intersection of law and economics. Classes are based on cases and discussions.