ECON 7740

ECON 7740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This new course will introduce graduate students to the main concepts and ideas of law and economics, founded on simple game theory. It will begin with an introduction to mainstream law and economics and then move on to explore new approaches and ideas. These will then be applied to contemporary policy concerns, such as promoting development, designing welfare interventions, controlling corruption and financial fraud, such as Ponzis, and analyzing antitrust law and labor regulation. The defining feature of the course will be the development of these topics within a common conceptual framework that is based on game theory. It will train students to develop these ideas further and create research programs. A detailed reading list will be announced at the start of the semester but one book that will be used extensively is my forthcoming book The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics, Princeton University Press, June 2018.  

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 7740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16970 ECON 7740   SEM 101