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253.3 sec. 1 - Legal Institutions and Global Economic Development (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Prasad Krishnamurthy (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Th 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 145
Course Start: August 25, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49721
This course will cover readings on the relationship between legal institutions and economic development. Topics include the role of legal and colonial origins, rights in property and contract, natural resources, political stability, governance/corruption, and positive rights. Readings will be chosen in partial consultation with students, but will emphasize the empirical literature in this area, including case studies, comparative history, and statistical studies. No prior background in empirical methods is necessary or required.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
History and Historical Law
International and Comparative Law
Law and Economics
Law and Society
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest
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