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ECON 154. Law and Economics. 4-5 Units.

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with cooperative gains, to maintain an equitable division of those gains, and to deter "cheating" and dystopia. Law is thus essential to civilization. Economic analysis of law focuses on the welfare-enhancing incentive effects of law and its enforcement and on law's role in reducing the risks of cooperation, achieved by fixing expectations of what courts or the state will do in various futures. Prerequisite: ECON 51 or PUBLPOL 51.
Same as: PUBLPOL 106, PUBLPOL 206

Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements

...25-68 min. 77 PUBLPOL 106 ( ECON 154 ), PUBLPOL 154 , PUBPOL 156, Religious Studies - 60...


...145, 146, 147, 150, 152, 154 , 155, 159) Research (Econ 102C, 136 (or 182), 137...