A basic understanding of public law / EU law
An understanding of basic microeconomics, i.e., market failures and welfare economics principles
Teaching students the fundamental principles of competition policy and what tools have been used at EU level. In this perspective, specific consideration is placed on how the economic insights are or might be employed in the different jurisdictions. A comparative analysis is thus offered to properly understand similarities and differences in the enforcement practice of authorities and courts, especially of those operating in the European Union, in Italy, and within the US framework. In dealing with the several different economic sectors, the course will also assess the regulatory tools concerning the service providers enjoying significant market power. Lastly, specific attention is also devoted to the digital markets, to the Big Data phenomenon, and to the competitive challenges posed by primary actors as Microsoft, Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and Amazon.
Introduction: Policies, Economics and the Law (lectures 1 -3)
EU Competition Law (focus on digital markets) (lectures 4 – 13)
Liberalisation, privatisation and pro-competitive regulation in network industries (focus on telecom markets) (lectures 14 - 15)
Relationship between Regulation and Competition (lectures 16 - 17)
Relationship between Competition and Innovation/Investments (lectures 18 - 19)
State-aids Law (intro) (lecture 20)
- Slides provided by the teacher
- Manganelli A., Nicita A, 2020, The governance of Telecom Markets. Palgrave MacMillan, ch. 1, 2, 3, 5
- Chalmers D., Davies G., Monti G, 2019, European Union Law, 4th Edition, CUP, ch. 20, 21, 22
The course is geared towards learning and uses participatory approaches as much as possible.