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Law and Economics: Adv Topics in Public Policy

This seminar will provide students with an overview of the growing field of law and economics. As such, students will learn about the economics of information (e.g., adverse selection, moral hazard), contract theory, economic analysis of law, and New Institutional Economics. Perhaps more importantly, students will learn what happens when the law and institutions fail, and what alternative mechanisms emerge to sustain markets and transactions.

A background in economics is strongly recommended.

*Please note: Seminar cross-listed with School of Public Policy and the Graduate School of Economics. Total enrollment will be 18 students with 3 spots open to Law students.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.