Markets and Regulation

General Objective

The policy stream Markets and Regulation is designed to prepare the students to be competent in policy-making with a perspective on how policies are affecting the everyday life of business and citizens. Whether at European or national level, the graduates should be competent to ensure that the policies are efficient and effective. Indeed, it is through the use of regulations, laws and other instruments that governments intervene in the economy in pursuit of their objectives. The policy stream offers the students an advanced training in economics and law as well as a rigorous analytical and quantitative knowledge and professional skills applied to a variety of policies with a special focus on competition and Markets and Regulation. The three semesters long policy stream tackles a wide range of domains and investigates when regulation works and what kind of regulatory instruments and institutions are pertinent for the economy and society. The courses address in a transversal way the most effective approaches to ensure transparent and participatory regulatory processes.

This stream connects theory and practice by providing the necessary multidisciplinary approach to deal with Markets and Regulation problems with courses mainly in economics and law but also in political science. Students receive professional expertise through case workshops, elective coursework in specific fields of regulated policy areas both at national and European level; such as; Energy and Environment Policy; Health and Social Policy; Sustainable development and European Monetary, Fiscal and Financial Policy.

Core courses

  • Regulation
  • Regulating the European Internal Market
  • Economics of Regulation
  • Evaluation of Public Policy
  • European Competition Law and Policy
  • Economics of Competition

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this stream pursue careers related to policy making in governmental organizations, European institutions and public agencies. It also meets the needs of both trained in economics and law working in the private sector, for instance in consultancy, regulated firms, public-private partnerships or non-governmental organizations. It is an innovative policy stream for those considering career as European civil servant in the European institutions.


Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs:

Scientific advisors

Roberto Galbiati - Researcher, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Roberto Galbiati's research is focused on the intersection between different social sciences and economics to understand the legal environment and how laws shape economic and social behaviour. He is published in major economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and the American Economic Journal, among others. At Sciences Po he teaches courses in Law and Economics and in Social Economics.


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