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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP3049379, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1841, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PRIVATE LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge NICOLA BRUTTI IUS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/02 Comparative Private Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Regular attendance at classes is highly recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing basic knowledge on Economic Analysis of Law and Law and Economics in order for students to reach a critical and economic-oriented perspective on private law.
Examination methods: Written test. Depending on the circumstances, the exam session can consist of an oral assessment.
The possibility of an alternative exam will be granted only to those who have attended classes.
Assessment criteria: The possibility of an early exam session will be granted only to those who have attended classes.
Course unit contents: -Introduction: role and functions of the Economic Analysis of Law (EAL). Comparative overview on common law- civil law systems
-Differences between Law and Economics and Economic Analysis of Law (G. Calabresi). Epistemological value of the "Law and..." approach.
-Interrelations with the civil law tradition (Italian civil code).
- Coase thought, theorem and its variants. Property rules and liability rules.
-Tort of Nuisance and model rules by Calabresi and Melamed.
- Breach of contract and remedial tools
-Civil liability: typologies and quantification of damages
-Taste, values and merit goods. Commodification and commandification (G. Calabresi)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and seminars will be supported by multimedia tools, interactive debate and individuals or groups items of work. As a requirement of this course you will need to select a topic for a term paper based on cases and materials provided on the e-learning platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the students are recommended to read carefully the files uploaded into the e-learning platform in order to better prepare the exam.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Nicola Brutti, Diritto privato comparato: letture interdisciplinari. Torino: Giappichelli, 2019. Parte I (solo cap. 6, 6.1, 6.2 e 9.6), Parti II e III tutte. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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