This class was tough.
This course is arguably the most challenging and academically rigorous course I've taken in my entire academic career, even when I've studied Microeconomics before in high school. Its lectures are incredibly fast-paced: one 90-minute lecture roughly equates to 6 hours of self-study afterwards. On top of that, you have exercises and group work to work on usually over the weekend. If you decide to take on a Bocconi degree with Microeconomics with Professor Botticini (who is a fantastically enthusiastic lecturer, by the way), come in with a mindset to never shirk away from a challenge.
Our midterm exam contained a question which required us to model consumer preferences after he/she took up a religion. A consumer who took up the Epicurean religion, for example, chooses to consume goods in a current period more than a future period.
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Advice for students:
This is not for the faint-hearted. It is, quite possibly, the greatest academic challenge you'll face. Instead of cramming everything before the exam, you have to study consistently: review your lectures, study the slides and if you can afford the time, read the textbook. This will help with the exercises, which help you tackle the exam with confidence.