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Property

Property is where law and economics meet, but it's not a simple concept. Property is not an object or a relation between people and objects, but a set of rights, relations among people over who is to control each of the many uses to which objects can be put. Different people may control different uses of an object, that is, have different property rights over its various uses, at the same time, or control the same use of the object at different times. When new uses create disputes, the law must define new property rights and allocate them initially to resolve the dispute – someone must be deemed to have won the dispute and be given initial ownership of the new rights. But once the former disputants are allowed to trade these rights among themselves, surprising results follow. ...
5 個視頻 (總計 102 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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An Infinity of Rights22分鐘
Creating New Property11分鐘
A Neighborly Dispute18分鐘
"It Doesn't Matter Who Wins"22分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Suggested Readings10分鐘
Five Articles from JSTOR10分鐘
1 個練習
Property24分鐘
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Exchange and Efficiency

Voluntary exchange implies mutual benefit – when people trade property rights, it's because they each believe that what they get from the trade will be more valuable to them than what they have to give up to get it. So if there are no obstacles to voluntary exchange, that is, if transaction costs are low, property rights will end up in the hands of the person who values them the most, a result economists call an efficient allocation of the rights. What happens when there are barriers that impede or prevent property rights from reaching their highest valuing owner through exchange? Can the law assign property rights to achieve efficient allocation in such cases? Should it try, or are there values other than efficient allocation the law might try to advance, along with or instead of efficient allocation, in assigning property rights?...
5 個視頻 (總計 103 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Posner's Corollary20分鐘
Stacks of Flax17分鐘
A Hundred LeRoys20分鐘
Owning History24分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Suggested Readings10分鐘
1 個練習
Exchange and Efficiency20分鐘
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Externality

Exchange involves both benefit and cost – traders take rights from others, imposing costs on them but creating benefit for themselves, but they must compensate the others for their costs by paying for the rights they've taken. External costs are imposed when one person takes another's rights without paying for them, which leads to the taker taking more rights than efficient allocation would allow and leaves the victim uncompensated for the costs of losing the rights. The law's response to this inefficiency and injustice is liability, forcing those who take rights without payment to compensate those whose rights they have taken for the costs they have borne. Thinking about how the law determines these liability prices, and how people might respond to them, reveals the underlying economic logic of liability....
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Externality18分鐘
Markets for Goods27分鐘
Markets for Bads22分鐘
Liability31分鐘
Pigou and Voltaire21分鐘
Internal Policing22分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Suggested Readings10分鐘
1 個練習
Externality36分鐘
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Crime and Punishment

Some externalities involve only a few uncompensated losers of rights whose costs are easily reckoned in monetary terms, so that forcing the taker to pay exactly these costs to the victims ensures both that victims will be fairly compensated and that takers will take rights only where they value the rights more than the losers do. The law calls these externalities torts, and the same principle of liability pricing extends to crimes, in which, with the same unlawful act, someone simultaneously takes the rights of many people who suffer moral costs that can't be satisfactorily measured by money. As with torts, some crimes may be efficient reallocations of rights, and the logic of liability shows that proportional punishment can, ideally, discover which crimes are or are not efficient and force all takers to compensate their victims in full for what they take....
8 個視頻 (總計 178 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Torts24分鐘
The Costs of Crimes23分鐘
Organized Vengeance23分鐘
Efficient Crimes24分鐘
One Crime at a Time10分鐘
Pricing Crimes29分鐘
A Certain Kind of Justice21分鐘
1 個閱讀材料
Suggested Readings10分鐘
1 個練習
Crime and Punishment40分鐘
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創建者 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.

創建者 JHNov 13th 2015

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

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Department of Economics

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At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

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