96471 - DIRITTO ED ECONOMIA COMPORTAMENTALE

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SDGs

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

Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has acquired the main knowledge of the new theoretical, practical and applicative addresses of behavioral economics and, in a context of strong interdisciplinarity, of how these addresses integrate with (and influence the) legal sciences.

Course contents

The first part of the course will be dedicated to the analysis of theories on decision-making processes in cognitive and psychological sciences and how these theories have allowed the emergence of new approaches to behavioral economics.

The second part will focus on the integration of economics and behavioral law with a transversal trajectory aimed at analyzing regulatory choices in private law, business, financial markets, environment and administrative law. This part will be supplemented with the presentation of case studies also found in comparative experiences.

The third part will be dedicated to the application and interpretation of the rules in the light of behavioral analysis, with particular reference to the civil judgment.

At the end of the course the student has acquired the main knowledge of the new theoretical, practical and applicative addresses of behavioral economics and, in a context of strong interdisciplinarity, of how these addresses integrate with (and influence the) legal sciences.

The foundation are the outcomes of behavioral analysis, social psychology and cognitive sciences in an attempt to understand how human beings are really made in all their manifestations, therefore with the limits of reasonableness, unpredictability and ability to choose.

Trajectories that have progressively changed the systematic approaches first in the economic field and now also in the field of law, configuring on the theoretical, interpretative and applicative level new paradigms that are assuming an increasingly role in regulatory policies, so much so as to reflect the common inspiration of very different institutional systems. Dynamics that require to lawyers the search for a new conceptual background to confront horizons and perspectives unimaginable until some time ago.

The course therefore allows the student to

-learn specific knowledge on the interrelationships between economic and legal cognitive sciences, with an interdisciplinary path based on methodologies (also based on case studies) that offer benchmarks applicable to many and varied areas of law

-to develop particular, innovative and original professional skills that can be used both in the traditional outlets (legal professions, public administration, judiciary) and in the private sector.

- learn interdisciplinary work methodologies useful to operate in multi-professional realities.

Readings/Bibliography

F. VELLA, Introduzione al diritto e all’economa comportamentale, Bologna, Il Mulino, Marzo 2022.

Teaching methods

The course is structured in frontal lessons in the classroom, in blended or mixed mode, that is, with simultaneous use of virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams to which students can connect online. The course consists of 24 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 48 hours.

Assessment methods

The exam will take place in oral form and will focus on three topics. The exam is designed to ascertain the degree of learning of the student also with reference to the ability to deal with them critically. There is no differentiation in the examination between students and non-attendees.

Preparation on a very limited number of topics; analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher; overall correct language → 18-19.

Preparation on a limited number of topics; limited analytical skills; language correct → 20-24.

Preparation on a large number of topics; critical skills above average → 25-29.

Comprehensive preparation; above average critical skills; independent argumentation skills → 30-30L.

Teaching tools

The innovative textbook employs an online interface through the Pandora Campus website, allowing students to download slides on the main topics, software for critical study and a set of materials that will be gradually uploaded to allow students to practice with integrative teaching methods.

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Vella

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