Economic Law (2020/2021)

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 - febbraio/marzo 2021 dal Feb 15, 2021 al Mar 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop:
- the ability to apply legal reasoning to the rules and institutions governing the exercise of economic activities. The aim is to acquire the ability to understand and analyze the sources of the internal and supranational law governing economic activities, namely the production and exchange of goods, in relation to the protection of the different interests at stake, of a public and private nature, particularly concerning citizens, users and consumers;
- the ability to frame and to highlight legal issues related to the main topics of the subject-matter with reference to both the organization of institutions and rule-making, with an understanding of the main logic underlying the relationship between law and the economy and with the acquisition of an appropriate and specific disciplinary vocabulary, ability to formulate independent judgments on concrete cases, 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.)

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 analyses of various topics addressed and explained in the lecture.

LANGUAGE OF THE COURSE
Italian

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Contaldi Diritto europeo dell'economia Giappichelli 2019 9788892120198

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is written. In 60 minutes students will have to answer three/four questions. Students who have attended classes 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.

Students who have not attended classes 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.