Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2014 (On-campus block of classes)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


This unit will contribute to the achievement of a clear understanding of regulatory frameworks and processes, and the range of evaluation models adopted when assessing regulation in a political economy. It will also encompass a wide range of cases relevant to regulation. The unit will enable students to achieve a more advanced and detailed knowledge of evaluation frameworks. The inclusion of economic, policy and quantitative evaluation methods will add interdisciplinary perspectives.
This unit introduces regulatory scholars to the evaluation of regulatory outcomes through various methods applied to date.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify common evaluation methods and frameworks applied to the regulatory domain
  2. explain the role of regulatory evaluation in a political economy and regulatory policy context
  3. explain major features of simple economic evaluation models relevant to regulation
  4. compare a range of evaluative techniques applicable to regulation
  5. analyse and evaluate a range of relevant qualitative and quantitative case studies which apply to the regulatory domain.


Regulation case study (3,375 words): 45%
Research assignment (3,375 words): 45%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)