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Master 2021/2022

Law and Economics: Assorted Topics

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course (Applied Economics)
Area of studies: Economics
When: 2 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Instructors: Danisz Okulicz
Master’s programme: Applied Economics
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course focuses on applying quantitative economic models to the analysis of broadly understood legal and institutional systems. It covers both traditional (crime, legal procedure, corruption) and more recent (intellectual property, privacy, irrational behavior) topics in Law and Economics. Prerequisites: undergraduate knowledge of microeconomics and game theory, basic calculus and probability
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • During the course the students will get familiar with applications of an economic toolbox to an analysis of non-economic subjects with a focus on legal and institutional issues.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Crime and Liability
  • Litigation
  • Property
  • Politics and Institutions
  • Additional topics
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final exam
    Remote format
  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking Mid-term exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.55 * Final exam + 0.16 * Home assignments + 0.29 * Mid-term exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Handbook of law and economics. V.1, , 2007
  • Handbook of law and economics. Vol.1: ., , 2007
  • Handbook of law and economics. Vol.2: ., , 2007
  • Innovation and incentives, Scotchmer, S., 2004
  • Law and economics, Cooter, R., 2000
  • The theory of industrial organization, Tirole, J., 1988

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Economic analysis of law, Posner, R. A., 1998