LAW and econ

Law And Economics


Cooter, Robert and Thomas Ulen. 2011. Law and Economics. Sixth Edition. Boston: Pearson Addison Wesley  (Chapter 1-4)

Polinksky, A. Mitchell. 2011. An Introduction to Law and Economics. Fourth Edition. New York: Aspen Publishers.  (Chapters 1-2)

Posner, Richard A. 2007. Economic Analysis of Law. Seventh Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

(Chapter 1)


2.) Discuss the adverse impacts of monopoly upon market outcomes. Discuss the impact of government’s monopoly power over coercion.

6.) Suppose the local government determines that the price of food is too high and imposes a ceiling on the market price of food that is below the equilibrium price in that locality. Predict some of the consequences of the ceiling.


10.) Consider the right to smoke or to be free from smoke in the following situations:

1. smoking in a public area.

2. smoking in hotel rooms.

3. smoking in a private residence.

4. smoking on commercial airline flights.

In which situations do you think the transaction costs are so high that they

preclude private bargaining. In what cases are they low enough to allow private

bargains to occur? Explain your answer





14.)From an economic point of view, why is stare decisis an important rule of

decision making for the courts?


Answers must be 125 words long, include graphs and be 5 sentences long. For Tuesday Feb 11, 2014 before 6pm eastern time

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