02531 - Public Economic Law

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course of Public Law of the Economy is aimed at analyzing the essential contents of the national economic constitution and the fundamental choices that characterize it in its historical evolutionary path, also with reference to the discipline of public finance and budgetary policies. It further aims at examining and giving a systematical structure, from a European and supranational point of view, to the most important phenomena of regulation and control of the economy (the role of independent administrative authorities, the Bank of Italy, market regulators financial and liberalized markets, competition and market authority, copyright holders of constitutional rights); role of regulation and supervision of financial market operators; privatizations; the role of the state in the strategic sectors of the economy; the European Economic Constitution

Course contents

The course of Public Economics Law is aimed at the analysis, in a multilevel perspective, of the Italian and European Economic Constitution (principles and rights), of the subjects and acts of government of the economy (national and supranational), the law sources of the economy government, the market as a means of administrative action, the mobile and real estate market, public finance, public services, the electricity, natural gas and transport market. The analysis is conducted through a constant reference to the legal system of the European Union and of the main international organizations operating in the economic sector.


The text to be prepared is:

S. Cassese (a cura di), La nuova Costituzione economica, Laterza, 2021.

Teaching methods

Lessons will be given by Dr. Francesca polacchini, 20-hour teaching module.
The teaching will be articulated in frontal lessons and in the seminars activities directed to the involvement of the students. In the lectures will be conducted the systematic presentation of the topics covered by the course, according to the program above, and then leave room for the examination of the jurisprudence on the individual issues addressed.
The lessons will be held in the second semester and therefore the students will be able to take the exam starting from May 2022.

Assessment methods

The exam will take place in oral form.
The exam will focus on the topics indicated in the "Program and contents" section.
The evaluation of the test will be carried out taking into consideration:
knowledge of institutional profiles;
the ability to analyze the jurisprudential and doctrinal guidelines;
the ability to make connections between the different parts of the program;
the ability to develop critical arguments;
the exposure articulation;
the accuracy of the exposure.

By way of example, the following criteria will be used to assign the final mark (that will be out of 30/30):

· knowledge of a very limited number of topics, extensive support by the interviewer to address and answer the questions, basic yet appropriate language à 18-19/30;

· knowledge of a limited number of topics, ability to autonomously address basic legal problems, use of appropriate language → 20-24/30;

· comprehensive knowledge of the programme, ability to autonomously and critically analyse legal problems, use of specific terminology → 25-29/30;

· extensive knowledge of the programme, ability to reason autonomously and critically analyse legal problems, make connections between the topics, ability to master the specific terminology and ability to present legal arguments. → 30-30L/30.

Registration for the final exam must be done using the Almaesami application (https://almaesami.unibo.it/almaesami/welcome.htm).

The degree theses are assigned by Dr. Francesca Polacchini after an interview.

Teaching tools

In order to facilitate the assimilation of the concepts, also by means of the visualization of the logical links, the illustration of the institutes will be constantly accompanied by the use of slides.

Students who for reasons of disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) need compensatory tools will be able to communicate to the teacher their needs so as to be directed to the contacts and agree on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Office hours

See the website of Francesca Polacchini