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Market Regulation and Investments for Growth: Experiential Learning in Italian Institutions for European Policy

Luiss University, Rome, Italy
2017-07-17 - 2017-07-28
Course Fee
1.350 Euro (course fees + materials + housing)
4 ECTS & Certificate of Attendance
Advances bachelor level
Course description

This summer program aims to provide students with an opportunity to understand how national institutions implement the European rule book in a broad field of policies. Coordination among regulations and policies is the obvious condition to implement European investment projects which are needed to restart growth in Europe.

The first part is devoted to analysis of the Bank of Italy. After an introductory lesson on the role of the bank in the European system of national central banks, students will visit the Bank of Italy and see how it deals with banking and insurance supervision as well as with the implementation of monetary policy.

In the second part, students will learn about the importance of financial market supervision by visiting the Italian Commission for Corporations Listed in the Stock Market (CONSOB).

The third part will deal with market regulation, competition policy and consumer protection. During this part, an introductory class explaining the importance of market policies will be followed by a visit to the Italian Competition Authority.

The final part of the program will deal with financing investment projects in Europe. A description of the structure of the European Investment Bank, its role and its accomplishments will be provided and students will also learn about managing specific investment projects through presentations by experts from local subsidiaries of the EIB. Students will also visit an Italian project financed with the contribution of the EIB.

Class lectures will focus on experiential learning, allowing students to directly observe the practical implementation of European rules and policies.

Student profile/target group:

The summer program in Market Regulation and Investments for Growth: Experiential Learning in Italian Institutions for European Policy is designed for undergraduates who have completed at least two years of university study, as well as master's and PhD students



Course Requirements

  • Attendance at lectures, visits to institutions and cultural activities
  • Active participation  





Course structure

The two-week program offers five days of classes and experiential learning each week. The program focuses on specific aspects of European policies.

Required application documents

  • -                 ID/passport copy  
  • -                 2 recent photos
  • -                 Transcript of records (or degree certificate)
  • -                 Curriculum vitae and motivational letter
  • -                 Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your first language): TOEFL or IELTS Score Report, Certificate from an English teacher

Deadline for applications


Course director / Lecturers

  • Pic Messori
    Prof. dr. Marcello Messori

    Marcello Messori is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Political Science, LUISS University (Rome) and the Director of the LUISS School of European Political Economy. He teaches Economia Europea and European Economics.

    He taught in the Department of Economics, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ from the mid-1990s until the 2011/12 academic year. He is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of CER (Rome). He has published more than 150 works in Italian, English, French, and German. In the past, his main fields of research were: monetary and banking theory, macroeconomic theory, the history of economic analysis, and the empirical study of the Italian economic system.

    Over the last fifteen years, his research has focused on four main areas: the evolution of the Italian banking system, with respect to allocation of property rights, new Keynesian models based on asymmetric information and financial constraints, the Italian sector of institutional investors, and the economic governance of the European Union. During this same period, Marcello Messori has coordinated national and international research groups and has been involved in various institutional activities. Specifically, he was the chairman of an institution for the development of the Italian market of pension funds (MeFoP), and the president of the Italian association of asset management (Assogestioni).

Course schedule

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