|Year of offer||Not available in 2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject examines the challenges and dynamics influencing institutions that administer and enforce competition and consumer laws – principally competition and consumer authorities, but also central prosecutorial agencies, tribunals and courts. Drawing on institutional, systems and organisational behaviour theories, students will be challenged to engage with a range of institutional issues including agency models, governance structures, enforcement, compliance and advocacy tools, performance incentives and limitations and evaluation of effectiveness. Students will undertake an in-depth case-study on a competition or consumer-related body and critically analyse its experience in dealing with a major institutional challenge relating to its development, operation or the performance of its functions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have developed:
- An advanced knowledge of the factors and dynamics that influence the design, operation and effectiveness of institutions involved in administering and enforcing competition and consumer laws;
- Sophisticated cognitive and technical skills that equip them to critically analyse and assess the design, operation and effectiveness of institutions involved in administering and enforcing competition and consumer laws; and
- A capacity to use the knowledge and skills students have gained in the subject in a way that demonstrates effective autonomy, judgment, adaptability and responsibility as an expert learner and practitioner in the field of international competition and consumer law.