Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Law & Economics (LAW-632-002)
Baker, J.

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM (M) - Room 501

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 45

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First-year elective


Overview of basic microeconomics, including assessment of efficiency and equity logic; Coase Theorem; evaluation of incentive models, risk allocation, and aversion. Applications of economic analysis to diverse legal fields.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Reading assignments will mainly be taken from three books:
Ward Farnsworth, The Legal Analyst (2007);
David D. Friedman, Law’s Order (2001);
A. Mitchell Polinsky, An Introduction to Law and Economics (2010).
All three of these books are in paperback. The Friedman book appears to be available online with no charge at http://www.daviddfriedman.com/laws_order/index.shtml, so it may not be necessary to purchase this book. The online version looks identical to the paperback version I own, but I cannot guarantee that.

First Class Readings

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