MPE_LAWE Law & Economics

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
podzim 2021
2/0/0. 4 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
Jakub Čihák (přednášející)
Pavol Minárik (přednášející)
Ing. Josef Montag, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Ing. Rostislav Staněk, Ph.D. (pomocník)
doc. Ing. Rostislav Staněk, Ph.D.
Katedra ekonomie - Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra ekonomie - Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
Pá 1. 10. 10:00–13:50 P303, Pá 15. 10. 10:00–13:50 P303, Pá 29. 10. 10:00–13:50 P303, Pá 12. 11. 10:00–13:50 P303, Pá 26. 11. 10:00–13:50 P303, Pá 10. 12. 10:00–13:50 P303
Prior knowledge of Intermediate Microeconomics (MPE_MIE2) is required and familiarity with Identification Strategies (MPE_APIS) is recommended. No prior training in law is required.
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je otevřen studentům libovolného oboru.
Cíle předmětu
Economic Analysis of Law (also known as Law and Economics) is microeconomics applied to legal phenomena, i.e., analysis of incentives and behavior under alternative legal rules. Put more broadly, it is a study of rules and institutions from the efficiency and social welfare point of view. Law and Economics is a dominating theory of law, at least in the US. The course will cover basic concepts and models of the economic analysis of law with main focus on several core areas: institutions and the long-run growth, property, contract, accidents, and crime.

Students will obtain a general overview of the field of Law and Economics. They will learn basic concepts and theories, read seminal papers, learn about influential authors, and receive a sample of more recent research papers in the field. Apart from textbook material, we will discuss classic papers as well as more recent (mostly empirical) ones.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to:
- present basic concepts and theories in the field
- understand more recent research papers in the field
- apply those concepts to real-life problems and use them in analyzing legal rules and regulations
  • 1. Rights and Entitlements
  • 2. Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
  • 3. Property: the economic theory of property, topics in the economic theory of property (establishment and verification, anticommons, takings), economics of the intellectual property
  • 4. Contract: opportunism, eelationship-specific investment, risk allocation, asymmetric information
  • 5. Accidents and liability: unilateral accidents, strict liability, negligence rule, bilateral accidents, pain and suffering
  • 6. Crime: traditional theory, topics in the economics of crime and punishment
  • 7. Regulatory impact assessment: regulation, risk compensation, moral Hazard, cost benefit analysis
    povinná literatura
  • COOTER, Robert a Thomas ULEN. Law and economics. 6th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. ii, 538. ISBN 9781292021843. info
Výukové metody
Teaching methods include lectures and reading of assigned papers. Lectures complement assigned literature, not vice versa.
Metody hodnocení
Term paper, open-book final exam
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