31518 - Economics Of Regulation

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics and Finance (cod. 8835)

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to allow students to understand the economics of market regulation, and how this can affect market fundamentals (demand, supply, costs, prices, quality) and then market equilibria. Moreover, students will be able to combine knowledge coming from the modern industrial organization with that coming from modern public economics.

Course contents

1. Natural Monopolies and market power

2. Antitrust and market dominance

3. Regulation in theory

4. Case studies


C. Shapiro, "Antitrust in a time of populism", International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2018;

L. Khan, "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox", Yale Law Journal, 2017.

Teaching methods

Traditional front teaching.

Students with disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) are required to make their condition known to find the best possibile accomodation to their needs

Assessment methods

Final essay on a topic shared with teachers.

The grade is graduated as follows:

<18 failed
18-23 sufficient
24-27 good
28-30 very good
30 e lode excellent

Teaching tools

Papers and notes

Office hours

See the website of Flavio Delbono