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Unformatted text preview: SYLLABUS EDONOMIC: ECONOMICS 434 Section: 26144R MW 10-11:50, room WPH room B38 SPRING SEMESTER, 2008 Prof. Nake m. Kamrany KAP Room 324D Tel. (2130) 740-6997 E-mail: kamany@usc.edu Office Hours: MW: 12.30 - 1:30 p.m., OR BY APPOINTMENT I. COURSE OBJECTIVES The objectives of this course are to apply economic thinking, theory and methodology in explaining and understanding legal doctrines and the way the legal system functions. The application of economic tools to a wide range of legal fields has been steadily growing. Normative and positive analysis is employed to shed light on the principles of the legal system including the economies of non-market behavior, distributional justice, and efficient use of resources and estimation of the impact or effects of law upon society. Is the law equitable and efficient? II. Required Textbook: a. REQUIRED 1. Posner, Richard, Economic Analysis of Law . Boston: Little Brown and Company (2007, edition) B. Additional References 1. Polinsky, Mitchell, An Introduction to Law and Economics. Boston:: Little Brown and Company. 2. Cooter, Robert and Ulen Thomas, Law and Economics. Plainview, Ill.: Scot, Foreman and Company....
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