Topics in Law and Economics

Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
2.0
Course Description: 

The main objective of the course is to expose students to selected topics at the current research frontier of Law and Economics. A secondary aim of the course is to illustrate how economics can be used to shed light on a variety of normative and positive questions
about legal institutions and the law.

Learning Outcomes: 

Successful completion of the course enables students to:

  •  Summarize and critically evaluate ideas on the topic covered in the course.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of selected models employed in Law and Economics. 
  • Build on existing research to develop own research ideas.
Assessment: 

Grading will be based on reviews of assigned papers (40%), student presentation of an assigned paper from the reading list (40%) and class participation (20%). The final exam will be of a take- home format. Detailed information on student presentations of assigned papers and the nal exam will be given in class.

Prerequisites: 

Students should be familiar with basic concepts of microeconomics on the level of Microeconomic Theory I and II courses.