Economic Law (2018/2019)

Course code
4S00339
Name of lecturer
Matteo Ortino
Coordinator
Matteo Ortino
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/05 - ECONOMICS LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes of the individual course are, in terms of KNOWLEDGE, the basic notions and tools for analyzing and understanding the relationship between law and the economy, and the awareness of issues such as the why and how production and exchange of goods and services is regulated on a legal level. In terms of SKILLS, on the other hand, the course has the objective of transmitting:
- the ability to apply legal reasoning to the rules and institutions governing the functioning of the economy. The aim is to develop the ability to understand and analyze the legal sources, internal and supranational, regulating economic activities, namely the production and exchange of goods, in relation to the protection of the different interests at stake, public and private, concerning in particular citizens, users and consumers;
- the ability to frame and set legal issues with reference to both the institutional aspects of the law and the substantive law rules, with an understanding of the main logic underlying the relationship between law and the economy and with the acquisition an appropriate and sector-specific legal terms,
- the ability to formulate independent judgments on concrete cases, using a method that allows the continuous learning and updating of knowledge.

Syllabus

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
1) Economic systems: definition and typologies
2) The function of law and of public powers with regards to market economies.
3) The failures of public intervention in the economy
4) Economic functions of independent Authorities

5) The EU internal market and the fundamental freedoms: negative and positive integration

-Case-study: the legal and political implications of the implementation of the 2006 Service Directive (‘Bolkenstein’).

6) Law and technological innovation: the relationship between public authorities and innovation, especially in respect of the digital economy and the use of digital platforms to provide goods and services (uber, Airbnb, Amazon, etc.)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Pellegrini (a cura di) Corso di diritto pubblico dell’economia Cedam 2016 La sezione terza e sezione quarta sono escluse dal programma di esame.
Maria Lillà Montagnani Internet, contenuti illeciti e responsabilità degli intermediari egea 2018 978-88-238-4598-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam aims at verifying if and to what extent the aforementioned objectives have been achieved.

Students who have attended classes have the option, only once at the end of the course, to take the final exam in writing. Excluding this possibility, the exam will only be oral. The exam (written and oral) consists of three/four questions. Students will be graded on the basis of three criteria:

1) in giving the answers to the above-mentioned questions, his/her ability to demonstrate: a) the knowledge of the relevant legislation and jurisprudence and of the relative doctrinal analysis; and b) the comprehension of the fundamental notions and general principles and above all of the underlying 'logic' of the subject learned during the lessons and by the study of the texts (eg, what objectives are pursued by the legislator, what public interests come into play, what are the basic general legal principles, what is the role of the various institutional actors, what are the macro-changes that took place in the legal framework).

2) in giving the answers to the above-mentioned questions, his/her ability to use the correct technical legal terms in his/her answers.

3) student’s class participation.

For students who have not attended classes, the exam is oral. They will be asked three/four questions and will be graded on the basis on two criteria:
1) ability to demonstrate: a) the knowledge of the relevant legislation and jurisprudence and of the relative doctrinal analysis; and b) the comprehension of the fundamental notions and general principles and above all of the underlying 'logic' of the subject learned by the study of the texts (eg, what objectives are pursued by the legislator, what public interests come into play, what are the basic general legal principles, what is the role of the various institutional actors, what are the macro-changes that took place in the legal framework).
2) the ability to use the correct technical legal terms in his/her answers.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018