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Veranstaltungstitel Political Economy of Regulation
Kennzeichen 50336
Veranstaltungsart Blockseminar
Fachgruppe Philosophie
Semester Sommer 2020
Dozent(en) Tim Dorlach
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester 2. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
4. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
Bereich(e) P3*: Politische Philosophie II
P6.iii: Politische Philosophie


This seminar introduces students to the political economy of regulation, bringing together insights from philosophy, economics, and political science. Through a mix of lectures, group discussions, and case studies, students will learn about the economic and ethical rationales behind market regulation and about the politics of successful regulatory reform. We will wrestle with some major questions about the relationship between states and markets: Why should governments regulate markets? What are the trade-offs between government intervention and individual freedom? What are the political conditions for effective regulation? And what did classic political economists such as Adam Smith and Karl Marx think about these issues? Through a series of case studies, we will also deal with much more concrete questions: Should the world’s biggest technology corporations, such as Amazon and Facebook, be regulated more strictly and potentially even be broken up? Should consumers be nudged toward healthier eating habits by clearly labeling unhealthy foods and drinks? And what kind of carbon tax, if any, should Germany introduce to address climate change? (When registering for this seminar, students should be aware that it involves relatively intense preparation and therefore requires a substantial time commitment.)


Using this online form, you can register from 1 March until 7 March 2020.

You will be notified by 14 March 2020.

The department's standard registration rules apply.

Erfordernisse zum Punkteerwerb

Short exam and seminar participation for 2 CP (P3*).

Short exam, seminar participation, and seminar paper for 5 CP (P6.iii).

Zugehörige Termine
von - bis Ort  
Fri. 15.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)
Sat. 16.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)
Sun. 17.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)