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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ECON 238 - Law and Economics


1 unit(s)
Law and Economics uses economics to analyze legal rules and institutions. The primary focus is on the classic areas of common law: property, contracts, and torts. Some time is also spent on criminal law and/or constitutional law (e.g., voting, public choice, and administration). Much attention is paid to developing formal models to analyze conflict and bargaining, and applying those models to specific cases. Topics include the allocation of rights, legal remedies, bargaining and transaction costs, regulation versus liability, uncertainty, and the litigation process. Time permitting, the course may also include discussion of gun control, the death penalty, federalism, and competition among jurisdictions. Evsen Turkay-Pillai.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 102 , and one semester of college-level calculus.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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