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Магистерская программа «Экономика: исследовательская программа»

Law and Economics: Assorted Topics

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Программа дисциплины


The course focuses on applications of quantitative economic models to the analysis of the legal and institutional systems. The rst part of the course is devoted to studying formal and informal institutions including models of corruption and crime, legal process, and institutions development. The second part of the course concentrates on contemporary issues in Law and Economics including intellectual property laws and privacy regulation.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • During the course the students will get familiar with applications of their economic toolbox to the analysis of both classical and contemporary legal and institutional issues.
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • know the classical models of economic analysis of law
  • be familiar with contemporary debate about the legal solutions, be able take a stance in the debate and defend their position using formal economic modeling
  • be able to individual analyze legal solutions and propose alternatives
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Crime and Litigation
    Economic consequences of crime. Rational crime model. Optimal punishment. Empirical studies of crime deterrence(*). Insucient and frivolous litigation. Burden of proof. Collective litigation (*).
  • Institutions
    Evolution of institutions and legal rules. Political economy of law. Empirical studies of institutional dynamics (*). Corruption.
  • Innovation
    Patents, trade secrets and contests. Patent races and troll patents. Optimal patent regulation. Copyrights and broadcast laws (*).
  • Reputation
    Economic models of reputation. Trademarks. Counterfeits. Certication (*).
  • Privacy
    Chicago School Approach. Privacy as a property right, unraveling. Privacy and price discrimination. Privacy and costly signaling (*). (*) If time permits
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • Home assignments (неблокирующий)
  • Mid-term exam (неблокирующий)
  • Final exam (неблокирующий)
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (2 модуль)
    0.55 * Final exam + 0.15 * Home assignments + 0.3 * Mid-term exam
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Gary S. Becker. (1974). Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach. NBER Chapters, 1. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.nbr.nberch.3625
  • George J. Stigler. (1974). The Optimum Enforcement of Laws. NBER Chapters, 55. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.nbr.nberch.3626
  • George J. Stigler. (1980). An Introduction to Privacy in Economics and Politics. University of Chicago - George G. Stigler Center for Study of Economy and State. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.fth.chices.10
  • Handbook of law and economics. Vol.1: ., Polinsky A. M., 2007
  • Innovation and incentives, Scotchmer S., 2004
  • Landes, W. M., & Posner, R. A. (1987). Trademark Law: An Economic Perspective. Journal of Law and Economics, (2), 265. https://doi.org/10.1086/467138
  • Posner, R. A. (1981). The Economics of Privacy. American Economic Review, (2), 405. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.aea.aecrev.v71y1981i2p405.09
  • Rose-Ackerman, S. (1975). The economics of corruption. Journal of Public Economics, (2), 187. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.eee.pubeco.v4y1975i2p187.203
  • The theory of industrial organization, Tirole J., 2003

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Acemoglu, D., Cantoni, D., Johnson, S., & Robinson, J. A. (2011). The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.7.3286
  • An informational theory of privacy. (2016). https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2853468
  • Andrea Prat. (2005). The Wrong Kind of Transparency. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.945F5A7
  • Andrew F. Daughety, & Jennifer F. Reinganum. (2010). Public Goods, Social Pressure, and the Choice between Privacy and Publicity. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, (2), 191. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.2.2.191
  • Banerjee, A. V. (1997). A Theory of Misgovernance. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.4852BDB0
  • Benjamin Hermalin, & Michael Katz. (2006). Privacy, property rights and efficiency: The economics of privacy as secrecy. Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME), (3), 209. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11129-005-9004-7
  • Boldrin,Michele, & Levine, D. K. (2010). Against Intellectual Monopoly. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.cup.cbooks.9780521127264
  • Corruption Daron Acemoglu, & Thierry Verdier. (2000). The Choice Between Market Failures and. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.62AD44E1
  • Daron Acemoglu, & Alexander Wolitzky. (2018). A Theory of Equality Before the Law. NBER Working Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.nbr.nberwo.24681
  • Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, & James A. Robinson. (2001). The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EA5A5507
  • Ehrlich, I. (1973). Participation in Illegitimate Activities: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation. Journal of Political Economy, (3), 521. https://doi.org/10.1086/260058
  • Ehrlich, I. (1981). On the Usefulness of Controlling Individuals: An Economic Analysis of Rehabilitation, Incapacitation, and Deterrence. American Economic Review, (3), 307. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.aea.aecrev.v71y1981i3p307.22
  • Fahad Khalil, Jacques Lawarrée, & Sungho Yun. (2010). Bribery versus extortion: allowing the lesser of two evils. RAND Journal of Economics, (1), 179. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-2171.2009.00095.x
  • Gilbert, R., & Shapiro, C. (1990). Optimal patent length and breadth. RAND Journal of Economics (RAND Journal of Economics), 21(1), 106–112. https://doi.org/10.2307/2555497
  • HODGES, C. (2015). US class actions : promise and reality. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A635DDC
  • Mookherjee, D., & Png, I. P. L. (1995). Corruptible Law Enforcers: How Should They Be Compensated? Economic Journal, (428), 145. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.ecj.econjl.v105y1995i428p145.59
  • Preemption, Leapfrogging, and Competition in Patent Races. (1983). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.9CC477E2
  • Vincenzo Denicolò. (2000). Two-Stage Patent Races and Patent Policy. RAND Journal of Economics, (3), 488. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.rje.randje.v31y2000iautumnp488.501