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Network and Infrastructure Regulation



#70195 / #4

Seit WS 2019/20

Fakultät VII

H 33

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht

37311500 FG Volkswirtschaftlehre, insb. Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturpolitik

Hirschhausen, Christian

Sundermann, Greta

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
120190 12005 Network and Infrastructure Regulation

Learning Outcomes

The course provides an understanding of the functioning and regulation of network industries and infrastructure sectors, such as energy, transport, water, and telecommunication. This includes the application of quantitative and qualitative analyses on the organization of these sectors, in conjunction with case studies.


1) Natural monopoly and monopolistic bottleneck theories in vertical structures 2) Institutional trends for regulation and network competition in Germany, Europe, and the U.S. 3) Price- and cost-based regulation, theory and policy 4) Quantitative productivity and efficiency analysis 5) Case studies

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Network and Infrastructure Regulation VL 71 150 L 585 WS English 2
Network and Infrastructure Regulation UE 71 150 L 586 WS English 2

Workload and Credit Points

Network and Infrastructure Regulation (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Network and Infrastructure Regulation (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Exam preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
Preparation of presentation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Lecture and Exercise

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

There are no prerequisites for the participation in this module.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

1. Requirement
Modul70157 [Infrastruktur- und Wettbewerbspolitik (IWP)] passed

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Case Study 30 oral 20 min.
Exam 70 written 75 min.

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

The registration for the lecture and the tutorial takes place during the first lecture in term.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable

Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:


Recommended literature
No recommended literature given.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (2)
Studiengänge: 2 Stupos: 2 Erstes Semester: WS 2019/20 Letztes Semester: offen

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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