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217.12 sec. 001 - Law and Economics Foundation Seminar (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Abhay Aneja  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


M 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 25, 2021
To May 04, 2021

Course Start: January 25, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number: 32647

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

The goal of this course is to expose students to a broad set of questions, models, and methods used in law and economics research. The readings for the course draw on recent empirical research, with a distinct focus on topics at the intersection of law, economics, politics, and inequality. The course is particularly oriented toward students interested in understanding and/or pursuing applied empirical research at the intersection of law and social science. To this end, it emphasizes the use of statistical and econometric methods to answer questions of legal and policy significance, with a particular emphasis on research design. While some familiarity with economic reasoning and statistical concepts will be useful, the course is intended for a broad audience interested in these topics. Students with questions about their preparation should reach out to the instructor. Grades will be based on short writing assignments during the semester, as well as one longer paper/assignment due at the end of the semester. Students will be expected to be able to understand and critique the relevant empirical literature in their assignments, and will be permitted though not required to produce their own empirical research.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law
Law and Economics

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Required Books are in blue

  • Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion
    Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    ISBN: 9781400829828
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $45.00
    Price Source: user provided

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