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Highlights of Law and Economics

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (UU)
Course code
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1450
Advanced bachelor level

This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics and Europe. In the first part of this course the effects of European Competition Law on the economy are discussed. In the second part of this course the effects of Financial Law on the (European) Economy and the Eurocrisis are discussed. In both weeks students are asked to formulate sustainable solutions for current issues in the domain of European Law and Economics

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A special track consists out of a number of courses, which have been successfully combined in the past. Registering for a special track is more convenient than for each course separately and it also often results to substantial discount.

This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics in Europe. In the first part of this course we deal with the effects of European Competition Law on the behavior of businesses in the European Union. An effective common market within the EU requires a fair and undistorted competition. The European Commission (EC) vigorously attacks cartels within the European Union. The aim is to give students insight in how unfair competition occurs in practice, how this can be prevented and how to react if unfair competition is detected within a company.
In the second part of this course we will deal with the effects of Financial Law on the economy. Inefficient regulation of securitizations (of mortgage products) and poor governance of banks contributed to the financial crisis that started in 2008. The Eurocrisis showed the effect of the lack of rules and tools at the level of the European economy; financial institutions collapsed and bank lending was disrupted. By way of lectures and workshops, students get thorough insights in these issues while learning to formulate solutions for a more sustainable financial system.

The special track consists of:
- European Competition Law & Economics: cartels and other evils
- Financial Law and Economics: the (next) Financial Crisis and Europe

Tags: law and economics, competition law, financial law, cartels, eurocrisis, financial crisis, credit crunch, brexit, state aid, banks, financial institutions

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Dr. E.S. (Eva) Lachnit LLM and prof.dr Wilco J. Oostwouder (professor of corporate finance law UU and attorney at law Loyens & Loeff NV)


Ambitious advanced bachelor students (law, economics) who are keen to get an active insight into the public enforcement of European Competition Law and compliance with anti-trust rules, the backgrounds of the Credit Crunch and the Eurocrisis, and who have the ambition to be involved in the creation of innovative suggestions for a sustainable financial system.

Students from other faculties with a keen interest in law and economics, Ph.D. students and in exceptional cases even academic professionals can be admitted.


To give advanced bachelor and master students (Law, Economics) an insight into the effects of rules, or the lack of these, on the (European) economy, and vice versa, i.e. into how the economy affects rule-making, and to make students familiar with the career opportunities after a Master in Law & Economics or Economics & Law. This course is an excellent introduction to the LLM program Law & Economics and the Msc prgramme Economics & Law of Utrecht University


Contact hours daily: 4-5 hours (lectures, group assignments)
Self-study daily: 4 hours (preparation and research)

A written exam will be part of each course week for students which need a grade. The other students will be required to write and present a group paper on a topical issue in the Law and Economics of their own country and connected with the subject of their course.


• € 1450 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 1100 - Course + course materials

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Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.


Prof. dr. Wilco J. Oostwouder



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Deadline for registration: 01 July 2017

Application closed