Law and Economics

ECON580

A qualitative and quantitative introduction to economic analysis of legal issues and legal reasoning. Case studies in accident law, product liability, and the value of life. Other topics include contracts, property, affirmative action, civil procedure, and the economics of criminal behavior. Some models examined include a calculus-based approach. Graduate pairing for ECON463; graduate students will receive additional writing assignments. One course / 3 units.