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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 16 hours of videos and assessments...

English

Subtitles: English

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Richard Adelstein 

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Department of Economics
38,420 Learners
1 Course

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Property

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 102 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
An Infinity of Rights22m
Creating New Property11m
A Neighborly Dispute18m
"It Doesn't Matter Who Wins"22m
2 readings
Suggested Readings10m
Five Articles from JSTOR10m
1 practice exercise
Property24m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Exchange and Efficiency

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 103 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Posner's Corollary20m
Stacks of Flax17m
A Hundred LeRoys20m
Owning History24m
1 reading
Suggested Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Exchange and Efficiency20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Externality

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 144 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Markets for Goods27m
Markets for Bads22m
Liability31m
Pigou and Voltaire21m
Internal Policing22m
1 reading
Suggested Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Externality36m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Crime and Punishment

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 178 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Torts24m
The Costs of Crimes23m
Organized Vengeance23m
Efficient Crimes24m
One Crime at a Time10m
Pricing Crimes29m
A Certain Kind of Justice21m
1 reading
Suggested Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Crime and Punishment40m
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Top reviews from Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics

By MRFeb 25th 2017

An excellent course to get you thinking about the costs of crime and how they are established and what this means in practice.

By JHNov 13th 2015

Very interesting topic about Law and an economic aspect of Law and its application

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