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Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Economic Analysis of Law

Module:  Öffentliche Finanzen I

Prof. Dr. Galina Zudenkova

Dominik Maxara


Documents: Moodle link
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Lecture and exercise
Language: English
Date and place:

Lecture:  12:00 - 14:00, Tuesday / SRG 1-1.023

Exercise: 14:00 - 16:00, Tuesday / SRG 1-1.023

Beginning: October 10th, 2023
Exam: tba

Contents overview

This course provides an introduction to the economic analysis of law, i.e., the application of economic methods to analysis of legal rules and institutions. It covers the areas of tort law, contract law and criminal law, property law and the Coase Theorem, intellectual property law, among others. The focus of the lectures will be primarily on theoretical work. Practice exercises will be assigned during the semester.

Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy. The course should prove useful for any student interested in analyzing policy issues. It will be particularly valuable background for those students intending to specialize in public economics, political economy and economic policy.