TOPICS IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
2014/2015, Semester 2
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.
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