Associate Professor, Economics
Agostino's main area of research is the economic analysis of the strategic interactions between market agents, given detailed and possibly realistic specifications of the exchange process.
The objectives of this attempt to go beyond the more conventional approach to market equilibrium, based on "demand and supply curves," is twofold:
1) To provide the analytical support necessary for actual decision-makers, mainly in connection with the development of marketing strategies, with a special emphasis on pricing decisions.
2) To improve upon the "state of the art" understanding of the functioning of markets, and to obtain a better understanding of the specific features and the performance of different market structures. This research agenda features natural complementarities with Media economics, as media typically function as platforms through which the market agents interact. I am currently involved in a project with the Media Management and Transformation Center at JIBS.
Read more about Agostino's research and view his publications here