Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Economic administrative law
Bachelor in Economics (Plan: 398 - Estudio: 202)


Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


1. Identifying and applying the law governing public administration bodies, and its constitutional context, as well as the main institutions that balance the public and private interests, that is: administrative sanctions, expropriation and governmental liability. 2. Understanding the legal framework governing the organization of Public Administration, its activity and the different forms of control of administrative action. 3. Getting a sector-based knowledge of the legal instruments and the regulatory tools included in the different courses included in the Administrative Law curriculum. 4. Dealing with Administrative Law laws and regulations: finding, interpreting and applying the legal rules in this field. 5. Getting the ability to abstract thinking and understanding the legal concepts pertaining to governmental agencies, and applying them to real cases.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Lesson 1. Public order of the Economy. Fundamental institutions, European and national, of the economic life. Organization of the Economic Public Administration: the regulatory authorities and economic regulation. Lesson 2. Administrative action and Economy. 2.1 Types of administrative activities and intervention techniques. 2.2. Competition policies, public aids and activities of general economic interest and of public services provision. Lesson 3. Economic and monetary policy. 3.1. The European System of Central Banks and the domestic financial system. 3.2. Organization and supervision techniques. Lesson 4. Regulation of industry. 4.1. General features of administrative action in industry. 4.2. Industry freedom of establishment. Lesson 5. Freedom of trade and services provision. 5.1. Order and main institutions, European and domestic, of trade freedom. 5.2. Domestic and foreign trade. 5.3. Activities of services provision. Lesson 6. Network-based sectors and activities. 6.1. Energy sectors and systems. 6.2. Telecommunications field. 6.3. Postal service.
Learning activities and methodology
The learning process is based on a practice-oriented education. Therefore, regular lectures will be supplemented with in-class analysis and discussion of cases and materials, which will facilitate the understanding and application of the legal concepts. Therefore, the teaching activities are divided into "lecture type" sessions (for the whole group) and case-oriented sessions or discussion groups (in small rooms). The activities carried out in small groups are subject to the ¿on-going¿ or continuing evaluation during the course. 1. In the lecturing sessions, the professor will present the main concepts and ideas, pertaining to each of the units or lessons in which the syllabus is divided. 2. Case-oriented sessions will provide a practical approach to the different topics, through the analysis and discussion of real cases or selected reading materials. In the small groups, the curricular activities might also include "multiple choice" tests or other types of exams, covering a part of the course program. Those activities will be duly announced by the professor in the "Aula Global" electronic website.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Luciano Parejo Alfonso. Lecciones de Derecho administrativo. Orden económico y secores de referencia. Tirant lo Blanch. 2015

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.