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|Title: ||ECON 265-01, Law and Economics, Fall 2008|
|Authors: ||Hammock, Michael Ralph|
|Date Issued: ||21-Nov-2008|
|Series/Report no.: ||19644|
|Abstract: ||Law and Economics is a relatively young field, spearheaded by economists such as Posner, Landes, and
Coase. It is concerned with the economic efficiency of legal rules, from criminal law to civil law to
constitutional law. We will discuss the theory and history of law through the prism of economics. Those of you
who have studied law before from a noneconomist's perspective should expect to relearn much of what you
have already learned, as economists view the world differently. We are concerned with the incentive effects of
legal rules, as economics has little to say about justice or fairness.
A few general words about this course:
-There is a great deal of reading in this course. You are expected to complete all the readings before the
class in which they will be discussed., and to bring a copy of the assigned readings to class. The readings should
be available in the class's public folder.
-I will tend not to spell everything out for you. Instead, I will try to make you figure out the answers,
from the readings and from your background in economics.|
|Description: ||This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Syllabi until Spring, 2011|
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