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Law and Economic Seminar

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  • Titre en français: Séminaire Droit et économie
  • Cours donné en: anglais
  • Crédits ECTS: 6 crédits
  • Horaire: Semestre de printemps 2014-2015, 4.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
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This seminar will cover 'classical' works in Law & Economics such as the writings
by Gary Becker or Ronald Coase as well as contemporary articles in empirical or theoretical Law & Economics. Several sessions of the seminar will consist of an invited speaker, either from the faculty of Law or Economics in Lausanne or from another University, who will present their current research.


A session of this seminar will consist of one or two presentations given by students. All students read the article in advance. Presenting students prepare a short and concise handout on their article. Students will have two prepare two presentations: One will be on a 'classic' article chosen from a list of articles given in the first meeting of the course. For the second presentation students coose a particular topic in Law & Economics and present a concise literature review, potentially including a proposal for a research project.


Cooter, R., & Ulen, T. (2011). Law & Economics (6th ed.). Pearson Education.

Further literature will be anounced in class


1ère tentative

Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

- Participation in the sessions is mandatory
- Grading will rely on the presentations and a written assignement.


Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

Students write and essay on one of the presented topics (20-30 pages).

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