Law and Economics

General Information on the Course

About the course

The course deals with economic analyses and consequences of laws and legal measures:

  • Property Right
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law

Economists are particularly interested in the rational behaviour of individuals; these behaviours are limited/changed by the legal situation. 
Relevant questions can be:

  • Who really bears the burden of capital gains tax?
  • Does a more severe punishment lead to less criminality?
  • How can contracts be designed so that there is as little breach of contract as possible?
  • Should companies merge when they operate in the same markets?

Literature

Dates

Date Daytime Room Topic
Thu. 07.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Tue. 12.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 ESH 1  
Thu. 14.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Tue. 19.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 ESH 1  
Thu. 21.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Thu. 28.10.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Thu. 04.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Tue. 09.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 ESH 1  
Thu. 11.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 HS 3  
Tue. 16.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 ESH 1  
Tue. 23.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 ESH 1  
Tue. 30.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45 K 033C  
Sa. 04.12.2021 10:15 - 11:45 tba Exam
tba     Retake exam


The course takes place via Zoom.
 

For further information: https://www.kusss.jku.at/

 

Details

Chapters

  • Introduction (PDF)
  • Wiederholung in Mikroökonomischer Theorie (PDF)
  • Ökonomische Theorie der Eigentumsrechte (PDF)
  • Probleme bei Eigentumsrechte (PDF)
  • Coase Theorem (PDF)
  • Wettbewerbspolitik (PDF)
  • Kapitel 6 (PDF)