PUBLIC ECONOMIC LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
With particular reference to skills acquired and learning goals the course sets out to describe the various forms of state intervention in the economy, especially in the transition from a mixed economy to a market economy, or rather from the State as owner and manager of firms to the State as market regulator, brought about by globalisation, technological innovations and European Community law.
Course contents summary
The study programme will deal with the following subjects:
- State intervention in the economy: the Economic Constitution (Italian and European) and the influence of European Community law;
- privatisations and liberalisations;
- public services;
- public regulation and antitrust law;
- independent administrative authorities.
a) For non-attending students: S. Cassese (edited by), La nuova costituzione economica, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2008, as the core textbook; F. Merusi, Diritto contro economia, Giappichelli, Torino 2006 and F. Merusi-M. Passaro, Le autorità indipendenti, il Mulino, Bologna 2000, as essential supplementary reading.
b) For attending students: F. Merusi, G.C. Spattini, Economia (intervento pubblico nell'), entry in Dizionario di diritto pubblico edited by S. Cassese, Giuffrè, Milano 2006 and F. Merusi, Democrazia e autorità indipendenti, il Mulino, Bologna 2000.
Assessment methods and criteria