Fall 2008

Law and Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-66


Walter E. Nicholson (Section 01)


This course introduces students to the ways in which legal issues can be examined using the tools of economic analysis. Topics covered include: Property and contract law, accident law, family law, criminal law, financial regulation, and tax law. In all of these areas the intent is not to provide an exhaustive examination of the law, but rather to show how economic methods can contribute to an understanding of the basic issues that must be addressed by the law. Requisite: Economics 54 or 58 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Nicholson.