Spring 2021 • Seminar
Law and Economics
Exam Type: No Exam
This seminar will provide students with exposure to ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. At most of the meetings, invited speakers from Harvard and other universities will present works in progress. Students are required to submit, before sessions, brief written comments on the papers to be presented.
Enrollment in either or both terms is permitted. Some background in economics or law and economics is helpful; however, knowledge of technical economics is unnecessary.
Shavell, Steven, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law, Harvard Press, 2004 (Recommended/optional)
Posner, Richard, Economic Analysis of Law, Aspen Casebook Series, 2014 ( Recommended/optional)