Economic Law (2020/2021)

Course code
4S00339
Name of lecturer
Matteo Ortino
Coordinator
Matteo Ortino
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/05 - ECONOMICS LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2021 dal Feb 15, 2021 al Mar 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course is part of the “Firm and global markets” group of courses offered by the Department. It aims at providing the basic legal notions and tools for analyzing and understanding the relationship between law and the economy, in relation to markets, firms and regulators. At the end of the course students will have gained the awareness of issues such as the why and how production and exchange of goods and services are regulated. In the analysis it will be taken the point of view of the public authority in charge of regulating and enforcing the legal regime, and of regulated subjects, and in particular of firms, so that students will know the underlying rationales for regulation and the rights and obligations that follow therefrom.

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

TEACHING METHODS
Classes will be based on lectures with the support of slides and legal acts (eg. legislation, judgments). Students will be invited to participate in group discussion and analysis of various topics addressed and explained in the lecture.

LANGUAGE OF THE COURSE
Italian

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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.