Law & Economics 1, 7.5 ECTS

First level

Description

The course aims to provide an in depth understanding of the economic analysis of the law. Throughout the course the emphasis lies on the interplay between economic incentives and the design of laws and contracts. The effects on economic efficiency…

The course aims to provide an in depth understanding of the economic analysis of the law. Throughout the course the emphasis lies on the interplay between economic incentives and the design of laws and contracts. The effects on economic efficiency and the distribution of resources are of particular interest. The course follows a traditional law and economics curriculum and includes discussions of property rights, transactions cost, contract theory, tort law, the legal process and crime and punishment.

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Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish

Subject

Economics

Stockholm University offers one of the best environments in Europe for research and higher education in Economics. Former students are employed as economists in a wide range of fields, such as national and international organisations, government, business and finance. The Department of Economics at Stockholm University has 30 faculty members. Courses are also taught by researchers at the Instutite for International Economic Studies, IIES, and the Swedish Institute for Social Research, SOFI.

The Department of Economics is a member of the Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Program, and takes part in Stockholm University’s NORDPLUS and central exchange agreements. For information see: Exchange studies.

The Department of Economics offers a two-year Master Programme in Economics as well as a Research Master Programme in Economics, both taught in English. Application is in January/February and courses start in late August or early September. For information see: Master programmes.

Doctoral studies in Economics at Stockholm University is organized by the Department of Economics in cooperation with IIES and SOFI. Stockholm University and the Stockholm School of Economics offer joint courses for PhD students in economics, economic statistics and finance within the Stockholm Doctoral Course Programme in Economics, Econometrics and Finance, SDPE. For information see: PhD programme.

Economics