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OAFP 4845 - Understanding Regulation: theory and practice

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

After the last economic crisis, calls for more “regulation”, especially in financial markets, were widespread both at the national and the international level. To avoid the occurrence of such crisis, it is argued that more regulations are required. Regulations are indeed tools to shape economic systems. As such, they have tremendous impacts on economic growth and the well-being of population. If the content of regulations is to be known when strategies are considered, it is especially crucial for both lawyers and policy makers to understand the foundations of these regulations. For lawyers, it helps to develop innovative interpretations and powerful arguments; for policy makers to understand the consequences and the inherent limits of their actions while also providing tools to apprehend and criticize existing regulations. This course will inquire into the reasons for regulations, the options that are available when a regulation is considered, their limits and the strategies to deal with them. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to develop, question and criticize regulations. Hence, the computer will be forbidden…


LANNEAU, Régis (Maître de conférence Université Paris Nanterre)

Pedagogical format

Elective course.

Course validation

Participation (10 %) Reaction papers (40%) One paper on a specific regulation of your choice using the tools of this course. This paper (13 000 characters max) will have to be submitted one weeks after the end of the class (50%). Retake exam: oral 15 minutes


To be define.

Required reading

  • Robert Baldwin, martin Cave and Martin Lodge, Understanding Regulation, 2012, Oxford University press, Oxford
  • Edward Balleisen and David Moss, Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation, 2009, Cambridge University press, New York
  • Michel Bazex et Alii, Dictionnaire des Régulations, 2016, LexisNexis, Paris