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The Economic and Legal Framework of Economic Policy

Module name (EN): The Economic and Legal Framework of Economic Policy
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: WIMASc115
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam and composition with presentation (3:1)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
WIMASc115 Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 1, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Markus Münter
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Markus Münter


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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will:
_        have a good command of the general economic principles of economic policy.
_        be able to distinguish between the normative foundations of different economic policy approaches and their legal implementation
_        have an overview of the entire spectrum of legal and institutional foundations, as well as the instruments and protagonists in selected policy fields
_        be able to classify current economic policy case studies and understand them both economically and legally
_        be able to analyze individual economic policy problem areas in depth and develop approaches to solving them
_        With regard to competition law, students will be able to solve basic legal cases independently; they will also be familiar with the typical course of a competition dispute and the registration procedure for the technical property rights important in production and distribution.


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Module content:
The Economic Framework Conditions of Economic Policy:
1.        Theoretical principles of economic policy
2.        Competition policy: current problems and solutions
3.        Environmental policy: current problems and solutions
4.        Fiscal and asset policy
5.        Foreign Trade/Globalization
 
The Legal Framework of Economic Policy:
1.        An overview of economic constitutional and administrative law; The "Four Freedoms" of the EU
2.        Competition law: Components of German and EU competition law; Competition disputes; Antitrust law in Germany and the EU (including leniency policy); Main features of EU state aid law; Overview of intellectual property law (German, European and international law); Technical property rights (German patent and utility model law)
3.        Overview of public procurement law
4.        Environmental law: Overview of environmental law (including waste, emmission control and environmental impact assessment law); Energy law with unbundling
5.        Overview of social law with pension and health insurance law
6.        Tax law: Budget law; Inheritance tax law
7.        Foreign trade law at a glance; Bilateral and multilateral agreements, WTO law


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Teaching methods/Media:
Student presentations will form a large part of the course and be discussed with the other participants; Beamer presentations; Short films; Legal practice cases and their solutions

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Recommended or required reading:
Basic literature on economic policy
_        Ahrns, H.-J. / Feser, H.-D.: Wirtschaftspolitik: Problemorientierte Einführung; 7. Auflage, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 1997
_        Bender, D. u.a.: Vahlens Kompendium der Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik; 9. Auflage, Vahlen, 2007
_        Frey, B. S. / Kirchgässner, G.: Demokratische Wirtschaftspolitik _ Theorie und Anwendung; 3. Auflage, Vahlen, 2009
_        Heise, A.: Einführung in die Wirtschaftspolitik. Grundlagen, Institutionen, Paradigmen, Wilhelm Fink Verlag 2005
_        Koch, W. S. / Czogalla, C.: Grundlagen und Probleme der Wirtschaftspolitik; 2. Auflage, Lucius & Lucius, 2004
_        Mussel, G. / Pätzold, J.: Grundfragen der Wirtschaftspolitik; 8. Auflage, Vahlen, 2012
_        Streit, M.: Theorie der Wirtschaftspolitik; 6. Auflage, Lucius & Lucius, 2005
 
Rechtliche Grundlagenliteratur
_        Bornhofen, M. / Bornhofen, M.C.: Steuerlehre 2 (Rechtslage 2012). Einkommensteuer, _ Bewertungsgesetz und Erbschaftsteuer, 33. Auflage, Gabler, 2013
_        Eisenmann, H. / Jautz, U.: Grundriss Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, 9. Auflage, Müller 2012
_        Ilzhöfer, V. / Engels, R.: Patent-, Marken- und Urheberrecht, 8. Auflage, Vahlen, 2010
_        König Chr./ Schreiber K.: Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht. Kartell- und Missbrauchsverbot, Fusionskontrolle, Beihilfen- und Vergaberecht. 1. Auflage, UTB, 2010
_        Ogorek, M. / Muckel, S.: Sozialrecht, 4. Auflage, Beck, 2011
_        Peters, H.-J.: Umweltrecht, 4. Auflage, Kohlhammer, 2010
_        Stober, R.: Allgemeines Wirtschaftsverwaltungsrecht. Grundlagen des deutschen, europäischen und internationalen öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrechts, 17. Auflage, Kohlhammer, 2011


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