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248out%202007 - Economics 248 Law and Economics Fall 2007...

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Economics 248 Law and Economics Fall 2007 Tomas Nonnenmacher 213 Quigley Hall Office Phone: 332-3820 Office Hours: MW: 11-12, MW: 3:45-4:45; Th: 3:15-5:15. tnonnenm@allegheny.edu Course Overview: The interaction between the fields of law and economics traditionally has consisted of work in antitrust law and the governmental regulation of natural monopolies. But in the past several decades an entirely new body of learning has appeared that extends the interaction between law and economics into the core areas of the law -- e.g. property, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and criminal law and procedure. This course is an introduction to the scholarship in those new areas. Prerequisite: One Introduction to Economics. “For the rational study of the law the blackletter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics. It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have
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