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040156 SE International Public Utility Management (BA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Attendance of the first meeting on Oct. 2nd is MANDATORY.

Friday 02.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 04.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 11.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 18.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 08.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 15.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 22.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 29.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar, participants learn how to

give a scientific presentation,

contribute to an academic discussion (by asking questions, answering questions and making comments),

prepare and write a seminar paper, which includes getting to know

o literature search,

o standards of academic honesty and

o rules of referencing and citation.

The seminar will focus on risk principles and regulation management in an international environment. Participants will learn to consider and decide how to solve regulatory problems which are relevant to international public utility management.

Topic 1: What is regulation?

Topic 2: Theories of regulation

Topic 3: Standard-setting

Topic 4: Enforcement

Topic 5: Alternatives to classical regulation

Topic 6: Regulation inside government

Topic 7: International regulation

Topic 8: Regulating infrastructure industries

Topic 9: Concessions and franchising

Topic 10: Better regulation

Topic 11: Risk and regulation

Topic 12: What is good regulation?

There will be online communication via "Zoom".

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade of a participant depends on his/her presentation (30%), his/her active online participation (30%), and his/her seminar paper (40%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for a positive grade: more than 50% of the achievable scores

Examination topics

Reading list

Janice A. Beecher and Steven G. Kihm, Risk Principles for Public Utility Regulators, Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, 2016.

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich, Managing Regulation: Regulatory Analysis, Politics and Policy, The Public Management & Leadership Series, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, 2012.

Recent working papers, articles and books.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:08