Economic Analysis of Law

Santa Clara University Department of Economics

Professor David Friedman

Articles for this course

Lecture Notes for this course

Table of Contents for Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes, Spring Semester 1997 (Santa Clara)

Lecture Notes, Winter Quarter 1996 (Santa Clara)

Lecture Notes, Fall Quarter 1996 (Stanford)

Midterm, with answers, is now on the web page.

So is the final from the course I just finished teaching in the law school

Stories You Should Understand

One way of remembering ideas is by the stories that go with them--from the Bionic Burglar Alarm to the Rational Voodoo Killer. Here is a list of story titles that you may find useful. We will cover all of them by the end of the semester

Old Exams

I taught a course similar to this Winter quarter of 1996 at Santa Clara. The midterm for that course is now webbed and linked to this page. So are the midterm and final of the law and economics course that I taught in SCU Law School fall semester of 1995 and the midterm and final of the similar course I taught at Stanford fall quarter 1996.

Price Theory: An Intermediate Text

Most of the chapters of my Price Theory textbook are now webbed; you may find them useful for explaining economic concepts in more detail than the lecture and the lecture notes. They include:

Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, which present a general introduction to economics.

Chapter 11, which discusses strategic behavior, game theory, et. al.

Chapter 15, which discusses economic efficiency and related concepts.

Chapter 18, which discusses market failure problems, including externalities.

Additional chapters are available through the table of contents page.

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