2018-2019 Catalog

ECON 319 Law and Economics

This course examines the application of economics to the law. Studies of actual cases reveal how economics can be applied to address such questions as: (1) whether an action violates the law, (2) who experiences economic harm as a result of that action, and (3) what the legally prescribed consequence is. Specific applications include: property rights related to technical innovation, competition in concentrated industries, and the extent of corporate liability. The primary context is the United States, but other legal systems provide some specific comparisons.


4 units


ECON 250