F09SYL522Lec1 - Economics 522: Economics of Law Fall 2009...

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Economics 522: Economics of Law Fall 2009 Dan Quint Professor: Dan Quint [email protected] 7428 Social Science (608) 263-2515 Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. TA: Chao He [email protected] TA Office Hrs: TBA Class website: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~dquint/econ522 Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ingraham 19 Final Exam: Thursday, December 17, 10:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m., location TBA Grades: Grades will be based on occasional problem sets (20%); two in-class midterms tentatively scheduled for October 13 and November 5 (20% each); and a final exam on December 17 (40%). Readings: The “required” (whatever that means) textbook is Law and Economics (Fifth Edition) , by Robert Cooter and Thomas Ulen (Addison Wesley 2007), available at the bookstore. Additional material is online at http://www.cooter-ulen.com . I don’t mind if you use an older version of the textbook, although the references in the book to the online material won’t match up. The bit of game theory I’ll use should be covered in whatever textbook you used for Econ 301 – I’ve listed the chapters in Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach by Hal Varian (W. W. Norton 2005). The papers listed on the outline below are all available online. Most are listed with links through JSTOR, which requires a subscription and therefore may only work from on-campus computers. The rest will be placed on electronic reserve – please let me know if you have any problem accessing them. Another excellent book on law and economics is Law’s Order , by David Friedman (Princeton University Press 2001). I will refer to this book several times in lecture; you can think of it as an optional text for the course. It’s much less comprehensive than the textbook, but covers the intuition of what’s going on very well. (It’s also quite funny in places.) It’s available for free online as an e- book at http://www.daviddfriedman.com/laws_order/index.shtml
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Other Sources: Other good books on law and economics include An Introduction to Law and Economics , by Mitchell Polinsky (Aspen 2003), and Game Theory and the Law ,
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