10164 Fundamentals in Law and Economics

This course deals with the fundamental principles of Law and Economics - the discipline of using economic methods to understand legal rules and practices. After investigating the implications of the Coase Theorem, which directs attention to the importance of transactions costs in the analysis of legal issues, the class turns to applied issues in areas such as the law of automobile accidents, pollution, rules governing parties in civil lawsuits, and the analysis of criminal law and criminal punishments. The basic principles will be explored with numerical illustrations, examples drawn from Swiss culture, and detailed analysis of judicial opinions from the United States and other countries.


Duration: 25 June - 03 July 2018
Place: S15, Faculty of Business and Economics, Peter Merian-Weg 6

Monday 25.06.2018: 09.00-12.00
Tuesday 26.06.2018: 09.00-12.00
Wednesday 27.06.2018: 09.00-12.00
Thursday 28.06.2018: 09.00-12.00
Friday 29.06.2018: 09.00-12.00

Monday 02.07.2018: 14.00-16.30
Tuesday 03.07.2018: 14.00-16.30



6 July 2018, 14:00 - 16:00 (room: S15)


Recommended Prerequisites

Introduction to Economics (Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, 10130)


Course Information

For further information please contact the Summer School office.


Prof. Miller

Prof. Geoffrey Miller
Professor of Law
School of Law, New York University
New York City