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Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students: - are familiar with the forms and legal disciplines applicable to public intervention in the economy, with regard to relations between State and market, in the European legal order; - know how to apply the relevant legal rules in simple factual situations and how to identify the interaction between various sources of European law, in particular Treaty and directives.

Course contents


International contest, international organization (historical view, present rules)

European contest, single market (from 1951 to the present), Law and legal systems

Regulatory framework of specific sectors: organization, european agencies, rules, assessment of market structures and european regulation

Last lectures will be dedicated to the student presentations


Volker Rittberger, Bernhard Zangl, Andreas Kruck, Hylke Dijkstra, International Organization, 3. ed Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

other specific Readings are related to specific topics:

- Chiti E, Managing the ecological transition of the EU: The European Green Deal as a regulatory process, Common Market Law Review, volume 59, Issue 1, (2022), 19-48 https://doi.org/10.54648/cola2022003

- Scott, J. (2011), The multi-level governance of climate change, Carbon & Climate Law Review : CCLR, 5(1), 25-33, https://doi.org/10.21552/CCLR/2011/1/167

- Boffo, R., and R. Patalano (2020), “ESG Investing: Practices, Progress and Challenges”, OECD Paris, www.oecd.org/finance/ESG-Investing-Practices-Progress-and-Challenges.pdf

Final List of readings will be distribute at the end of the course

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and students discussion (a part taught online on MS TEAMS - didactics with hybrid model)

Assessment methods

Oral exam

50% written paper – presentation

30% final exam

20% class participation

written paper – presentation:

there will be minimum 3 and maximum 5 members for each group. The topics will be assigned during the first 2 lessons.


The exam consists of three parts:

1. paper and presentation of the paper

Two days before the date on which you will take the exam students must send to professor Bertarini (beatrice.bertarini2@unibo.it) the paper (there are the details in slide 0 that you can find in virtual), on the day of the exam students must present this paper

2. class participation

students have to read and be prepared to answer two questions (one for each topic) related to specific topics. The references to the bibliography to prepare these two answers can be found in VIRTUALE, the files are named October 21st lesson and October 24th lesson, there you will find the references to the articles students need to study to prepare these two answers.

3. oral question

the question will focus on the other topics presented in class, students can found slides and bibliographic references in VIRTUALE.


Evaluation criteria:

18-23: the student has sufficient preparation and analytical skills, spread however, over just few topics taught in the course, the overall jargon is correct

24-27: the student shows and adequate preparation at a technical level with some doubts over the topics. Good, yet not to articulate analytical skills with the use of a correct jargon

28-30: Great knowledge about most of the topics taught in the course, good critical and analytical skills, good usage of the specific jargon

30L: excellent and in depth knowledge of all the topics in the course, excellent critical and analytical skills, excellent usage of specific jargon.

Teaching tools

Power point presentation

Office hours

See the website of Beatrice Bertarini