Copenhagen, Denmark

Business and Government

when 24 June 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6000

Access to clean water and sanitation, effective telecommunication and transport services are indispensable to individuals, firms and societies around the world. Regulatory policies affect all aspects of our lives, ranging from the quality of the air we breathe to the price we pay for a vast variety of commodities and public services.

This course explores the core economic principles that guide government regulation of businesses and industries. The course will examine areas of regulation and illustrate those using case studies from a variety of industries and businesses to explore market failures and externalities that provide the economic basis for government involvement. The course will explore how businesses are affected by various regulations and how interest groups can inform and influence the process. We will also examine markets like the airline industry or mail delivery that, though once regulated, have since been deregulated.

Course structure:

1. Oligopolies, collusion and competition policies in the new economy: digital platforms and network effects

2- Regulation of public utilities: natural monopolies in the transportation, telecommunication and energy

3. Environmental regulation

4. Product safety

5. Regulation of workplace health and safety

6. Behavioral economics and regulatory policy

7. State aid

Course leader

C├ędric Schneider - Department of Economics

Target group

This is a graduate level course. CBS Summer University courses at Copenhagen Business School is open to all and welcomes domestic and international students as well as professionals.

Course aim

Understand the economic rationales for economic, and social regulations

Be able to critically evaluate the mechanisms governments uses to address monopoly problems

Be familiar with different theories of regulatory behavior

Apply the theories of regulation to specific cases

Credits info

7.5 EC
This is a 6-week course. You can combine up to two 6-week courses making 15 ECTS in total.
Find more information on our website.

Fee info

DKK 6000: Tuition fee for Open University students (EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship)
DKK 15000: Tuition fee for non-European students.