Fall 2011

Law and Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-426

Formerly listed 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: ECON 300 or 301 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Nicholson.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012