Oct 26, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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ECON 238 - Law and Economics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Law and Economics uses economics to analyze legal rules and institutions. The primary focus is on the classic areas of common law: property, contracts, and torts. Some time is also spent on criminal law and/or constitutional law (e.g., voting, public choice, and administration). Much attention is paid to developing formal models to analyze conflict and bargaining, and applying those models to specific cases. Topics include the allocation of rights, legal remedies, bargaining and transaction costs, regulation versus liability, uncertainty, and the litigation process. Time permitting, the course may also include discussion of gun control, the death penalty, federalism, and competition among jurisdictions. The Department.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 102 , and one semester of college-level calculus.

Course Format: CLS



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