Economic Law (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Matteo Ortino
Matteo Ortino
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2017, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2017

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Why and how economic activities, namely the production and exchange of goods, are regulated? What is the relationship between law and economics ? How does the functioning of the economy depend on the law, and how does this affect the functioning of the legal system? What are the rules and legal institutions necessary for the development of market economy, and what are the rules and institutions that instead prevent it? These are some of the basic issues addressed by the course. The aim is to provide students with not only the basics of the discipline , but also to help them develop their critical spirit against one of the most important components of human society, namely the legal organization of economic systems.


Part A
General Topics

1) The functions of the law in the economy: allowing, promoting, correcting and going beyond the market.
2) Multi-level regulation of the economy (international, EU and national law)
3) The law and the globalisation of the economy

Part B
Specific Topics / Case studies

1) Market failures and the public intervention in the economy; the independent Authorities.

2) Sharing economy and competition: the Uber/taxi case.

3) Crises of banks: the European Banking Union and State aid to banks.

4) Financial Markets and food products.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Pellegrini (a cura di) Corso di diritto pubblico dell’economia Cedam 2016 The following parts are excluded: Section One, Chapter One; Section Three and Section Four. Sono scluse le seguenti parti: il Capitolo Terzo della Sezione Prima, l’intera Sezione Terza e l’intera Sezione Quarta.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will take an oral exam. Students who have participated in class work have the option to take a written exam at the end of the Course

Teaching aids