Public economic law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
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
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams (MT) platform and can be followed both in synchrony on the basis of the first semester timetable and asynchronously, because they will be recorded and left available to students on the same platform or on the Ariel website of the teaching. If the health situation allows it and in compliance with the indications in force, there may be activities in presence in the classroom, of which the students will be suitably informed by means of notices on the Ariel website.
The program and reference material will not change.
The exam will take place in oral form using the Microsoft Teams platform or, where the regulations allow it, in presence, always in oral form.
The examination, in particular, will be aimed at:
- ascertain the achievement of the objectives in terms of knowledge and understanding;
- verify the student's independence of judgment also through the analysis of the cases discussed during the course or mentioned in the textbooks;
- ascertain the mastery of the specific language and the ability to present the arguments in a clear way.
Course syllabus
Objective of the course is to provide the students with a method to interpret the complex dynamics of public interventions into the economy, from authorizations and concessions to the regulatory activities of public services, to the discipline of public contracts and public-owned companies.
A consistent part of the course will be devoted to the principles and rules to apply to the public contracts' sector, also through the exam of juridical articles and case law.

Here are the issues that will be mostly deepened: principles of public economic law; exam of different modalities of public intervention into the economy; liberalization and public services; the public contracts' market; exam of case law on fundamental issues.
Prerequisites for admission
As disciplined by the didactic plan of the degree; in particular, elements of private law and constitutional law are pre-requisites for the exam
Teaching methods
Attendance in class is highly recommended. During the lessons concrete cases and recent materials will be discussed. Depending on the number of participants, it will be assessed the possibility of carrying out practical exercises.
Teaching Resources
Both the following texts are mandatory, for both attending and non-attending students:
- General part: F. Trimarchi Banfi, Lezioni di diritto pubblico dell'economia, Torino; Giappichelli, last edition;
- Special part: S. Valaguzza, Governare per contratto, Napoli, 2018;
E' richiesta, a tutti gli studenti, la conoscenza del D.Lgs. 19 agosto 2016, n. 175 e del D.Lgs. 18 aprile 2016, n. 50.
Assessment methods and Criteria
During the course, non-evaluative test; final exam and/or practical exercises.
IUS/05 - ECONOMICS LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours
In the current health situation, using Microsoft Teams, by appointment to be agreed by email.
Microsoft Teams