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Law and Economics (LAW-DS-LAWECO-23)


Department LAW
Course category LAW Intensive Seminar - 3 credits
Course type Course
Academic year 2023-2024
Credits 3 (EUI Law credits)
  • Prof. Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge)
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20/03/2024 14:00-17:00 @ Sala dei Cuoi

21/03/2024 10:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

21/03/2024 15:00-17:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

22/03/2024 15:00-17:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati


The course will provide an introduction to theories and methods in the field of law and economics and will show how they can be applied to some issues of regulation and policy. The initial sessions will introduce and analyse foundational approaches and concepts: the 'Coase theorem'; game theory and behavioural law and economics; and institutional and evolutionary economics. Then there will be discussion of the use of law - and - economics approaches in the contexts of law and finance and labour market regulation. There will also be brief consideration of the use of statistical and experimental methods in law and economics, which will look at how this differ from the interpretative methods used in legal scholarship, and how they might be combined with them.

No prior knowledge of economic theory or methods on the part of those taking the course is required.

First, Second & Third Term: registration from 25 to 28 September.

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Page last updated on 05 September 2023

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