Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Assoc. Professor, Economics
Office Hours: Officially Tuesday 4:30-7p. But I'm usually in at 10A
Econ 410 Public Choice (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Applies economic theory, methodology to study nonmarket decision making.
Gary J. Miller, Mangerial Dilemnas,Cambridge, 1993,ISBN 9780521457699, ~$30
Mancur Olson, Logic of Collective Action Trilateral, 1971, ISBN 9780674537514, ~$25.
Machiavelli, Prince & Other Writings, 2003, ISBN 9781593080600, ~$6.
Dennis Mueller, Public Choice III, 3rd Edition, Cambridge, 2003, ISBN 9780674537514, ~$53.
Goal of Class
Gain familiarity with basic facts and issues in the economics of law, and an ability to use basic economics to argue for particular legal outcomes.
Week Text Chapters Lecture Topics Jan 19 Intro, Economics Review Jan 26 LCA,MD Coordination Feb 2 MD Organizations Feb 9 Snow Feb 16 MD, P Diseconomies of Scale Feb 23 Tribes, Revolt Mar 1 Migration, War Mar 9 Spring Break Mar 16 no class this week Mar 23 PC14,19 Voting Mar 30 PC18 Voters Apr 6 Representation Apr 13 Mechanisms Apr 20 Levels of Government Apr 27 Private Law, States May 4 Futarchy May 8 Final Exam, 6:45-8:45p,
If you are a student with a disability and you need academic accommodations, please see me and contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 703.993.2474. All academic accommodations must be arranged through that office.
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