Courses: Law and Economics (ECONH209A01)

Fall 2009

Why do rational people follow fixed rules (laws) instead of doing what is best for them in a specific situation? Can there be order without law? Should the government compensate people when it issues environmental and wildlife protection regulations which reduce the value of their property? The lady who burned herself with a cup of McDonalds coffee won several million dollars in compensation. Does that make sense? These and many other questions are addressed as we look at property law, contracts, and torts.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 102 or Economics 105 and one other economics course. Economics 100 can be applied with approval of Chair, and conditional on a grade of 3.0 or higher.

Fulfills: SO I

Location

Haverford, Stokes 016

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00