Competition and Regulation module (LW31045)
Explores how energy, water, telecommunications, and digital platforms are regulated. Also looks at how regulation interacts with competition law
This module explores how energy, water, telecommunications, and digital platforms are regulated in the EU and the UK. It also explores how regulation interacts with competition law.
In particular, you will be learning about the aims of regulation of regulated services. You will also learn how these partly overlap and partly substitute the application of traditional competition law.
After exploring the issues in traditional sectors, you will consider the issues that arise in the digital economy. Multi-sided platforms pose unique challenges to traditional competition law assessment. You will consider the current efforts in the EU and in the UK to introduce robust regulation of digital platforms.
What you will learn
In this module, you will:
- gain knowledge and understanding of competition law (aimed at protecting competition)
- gain knowledge and understanding of regulatory law (aimed at promoting competition)
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- analyse and assimilate relevant material from legal sources. You will be able to understand their place in economic principles.
- use sources to illustrate the points made
Assignments / assessment
- one mid-term coursework (40%)
- one remote online exam (60%)
Teaching methods / timetable
- independent study
This module will be delivered by student-led seminars, based on prior reading, allowing a high level of engagement.
This module is available at Levels 3 and 4. You are only able to take one version of this module. Your adviser of studies will help you choose.
This module is available on following courses: