Regulation and Competition

6 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

In this course, students first analyse the various models of economic regulation used in current market economies, specially the regulatory framework of the European Union, mainly as regards regulating monopolies, promoting competition and the environment. Secondly, students look at the fundamental concepts and instruments of the Law of Competition and its application in the European Union. Thirdly, students analyse models to stipulate regulatory goals, based both on public interest theories and private interest theories. Finally, students analyse the main aspects of the penalty regime, centred on the Law of Competition, and discuss economic approaches to determining penalties.


Assistant Professor
Doctoral degree in Economics (1991, Catholic University of Portugal) and a master’s in economics (1988, New University Lisboa), after undergraduate studies at…
Professor of Law
Patrícia Fragoso Martins is a Professor of Law at Católica Lisbon School of Law, where she originally graduated, later obtained a M. Phil., and a Ph.D. in…
Associate Professor
Dean and Associate Professor at the School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where he earned his Doctoral Degree in 2004 (From one to multiple…