Law and Economics (102-2)

I.    Goal

  • This course is to introduce students to the basic principles and methods of Law & Economics, one of the most potent analytic tools in modern legal scholarship.

II.    Textbook

  • A. Mitchell Polinsky, An Introduction to Law and Economics (4th ed., 2011).

III.    Main References

IV.    Mailing List:  <lawecon@domo.forza.tw>.

V.    Grading policy

  • Participation: 40%, in classes and on the mailing list.
  • Term Paper: 60%.

V.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

2-19 Course Orientation
2-26 The Very Basics
3-5 Nuisance
3-12 Contracts & Torts
3-19 Risk Bearing & Insurance; Contracts & Torts revisited
3-26 Law Enforcement & Pollution Control
4-2 inter-collegiate activities week (no class)
4-9 Products Liability & Principal-agent Liability
4-16 midterm (no class)
4-23 Litigation & Regulation
4-30 Criticisms and Introduction to the Behavioral Approach
5-7 Behavioral Approach continued
5-14 Buffer Week / Paper Preparation
5-21 Paper Presentations
5-28 Paper Presentations
6-4 Paper Presentations
6-11 Paper Presentations
6-18 final (no class)
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