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Industrial Organization: Law and Economics ECON 427W (3)

An in depth examination of the application of economic reasoning to the law. The course considers how legal relationships influence behavior and how economic models can explain the structure of the law. A selected number of topics will be covered, and may include the economic approach to common law; property rights; contracts; torts; criminal behavior; family law; and corporate bankruptcy law. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, and ECON (or BUEC 333) or ECON 302. Students with credit for BUEC 427 or BUEC 495 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.