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PCP07 Welfare and Economics 5 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Public Choice
Person in charge
Professor in North American Studies


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Through this course, students will learn how the use of microeconomic and game theoretic tools can help us to understand possible unintended consequences of legal rules, policies and institutions. Through recognition of these consequences, more effective policies can be designed.


This course approaches the topic of law through the lens of economic theory. The material uses tools of microeconomics and game theory to understand the construction, applications, advantages, and drawbacks to legal rules and institutions, contract, political rules, laws, and social norms. The focus is on the American common law legal system, but we will also discuss the civil law system.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Problem sets  Exercise(s) 
In English
Research paper  Essay 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Textbook and journal articles

Belongs to following study modules

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