TOPICS IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
2013/2014, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4155 ( 4 ) / LL5155 ( 4 ) / LL6155 ( 4 )
This seminar will explore several key topics at the intersection of law and economics. It will commence with an exploration of the concept of rationality as employed in (positive) micro-economic theory. It will also explore the Coase theorem as a means of understanding the importance of legal rules and institutions. These theoretical tools will then be used as a lens for examining, amongst other topics, tort, contract and insolvency law; company law; financial regulation, and the role of law and legal institutions in economic development.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
: Graduate students need to have read Microeconomics at tertiary level.
9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive: Wk 1 to 3; Dates: 12 - 30 August 2013
Seminar Room 4-1
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation - 20% & 6-hr take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri 4 Oct 2013 (5pm); Due: Fri 4 Oct 2013 (11pm)]