Economics 888: Readings.

Course Outline

Readings:

Mackaay History of Law and Economics
Alchian  "Evolution, Uncertainty, and Economic Theory''
Maugham, "The Verger''
Jacobs, "The Monkey's Paw"
Coase, "The Problem of Social Cost"
Allen, "Transaction Costs"
Bouckaert Original Assignment of Private Property
Lueck, "First Possession"
Lueck et al "Property Law"
Merrill and Smith What Happened to Property in Law and Economics
Hermalin An Economic Analysis of Takings
Ostrom, Private and Common Property Rights
Gallini Patent Policy and Costly Imitation
Landes and Posner An Economics Analysis of Copyright Law
Scotchmer, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Menell Intellectual Property
Craswell, Contract Law: General Theories
Masten, Contractual Choice
Allen and Lueck Risk Preferences and the Economics of Contracts
Borenstein and Courant How to Carve a Medical Degree
Allen Same Sex Marriage
Allen "What Does She See In Him"
Allen "Child Support Guidelines"
Wolfers Did Unilateral Divorce Laws Raise Divorce Rates
Cohen The Unnatural Family and Women's Work
Landes and Posner Joint and Multiple Tortfeasors
Hylton Optimal law Enforcement and Victim Precaution
Helland and Tabarrok "The Fugitive"
Geddes and Lueck "The Gains from Self Ownership and the Expansion of Women's Rights"
Brooks "Liability and Organizational Choice"
Polinsky and Shavell Publice Enforcement  of Law.
Dezhbakhsh and Shepherd The Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment
Friedman Private Creation and Enforcement of Law
Friedman Efficient Institutions for the Private Enforcement of Law
Kaplow and Shavell Why the Legal System is less Efficient than the Income Tax
Lott and Landes, "Muliple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right to Carry Concealsed Handgun Laws"
Palmer, "The Economics of Cruel and Unusual Punishment"
Casari, Emergence of Endogenous Legal Institutions.
Geddes The Rule of One-Third
Curry and Mongrain Morality Laws
Lott Should the wealthy be able to buy justice?
Smith and Lee Coasean Property on the Shifting Sands of Transaction Costs
Smith Toward an economic theory of property in information
The Economist For Want of a Drink
Cases:

Sturges v. Bridgman
Spur Industries, Inc. v. Del E. Webb Development Co.
Pierson v. Post
Hammonds v. Central Kentucky Natural Gas Co.
Sherwood v. Walker
Hadley v. Baxendale