Public economic law and public contracts law

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
IUS/05 IUS/10
Learning objectives
The course aims at exploring the general principles regarding public action within the economy, addressing the framework that governs it, taking into account the role of administrative powers in affecting economic activities, as well as the main public and private actors. We will therefore deal with the tools through which public intervention is carried out, with particular reference to the economic regulation of network services, the legal status of the infrastructure and the regulatory framework pertaining to the market. Finally, we will focus our attention on public services and, albeit with regard to its main features, to the sector of public contracts.
Expected learning outcomes
The course is aimed at examining the intervention of public administrations within the economy. At the end of the course, having a thorough knowledge of the basics of Public Law and Economics, the student will be able to outline the functioning of the relevant legal framework, as well as the means through which public intervention is carried out. On this basis, the student will be able to critically and autonomously evaluate the main regulatory provisions, framing the relevant legal concepts within the national and supranational level.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Forms and aims of public action in the economy - Public services - Administrative powers and economic activities - Administrative procedures affecting economic activities: forms of simplification and liberalization - Principles of European Union law on market economy and Competition - Actors and instruments of the public action in the economy - The economic regulation of network services: the legal framework of the infrastructure and access to markets - Market regulation - The different functions of authorization procedures - Economic operators and commercial distribution - The obligations of the public actor: public contracts
Prerequisites for admission
In accordance with the objectives of the course and its specific nature, the Student will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of the basics of administrative law, constitutional law and private law, as well as the ability to argue and critically evaluate the knowledge acquired, also referring to the relevant regulatory framework and case-law.
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
- F. Trimarchi Banfi, Lezioni di diritto pubblico dell'economia, Torino, Giappichelli, ult. ed.
Students are advised the reading of S. Valaguzza, Governare per contratto, Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica, 2018.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination will be held orally. An intermediate non-binding test may be scheduled within the course.
IUS/05 - ECONOMICS LAW - University credits: 0
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 0
Lessons: 42 hours
Wednesday, at 12.15, by appointment. Please send an email the day before at latest.
Former Institute for Public Law, ground floor