This companion website provides materials for both students and instructors, and will be updated over the life of The Economic Approach to Law, Third Edition. Please click on the sections listed below to access ancillary materials.
Review of Microeconomics
This review was included as an Appendix to Chapter 1 in the first edition of the text. It is an excellent review for readers who care to brush up on microeconomics.
The key points review the highlights of each chapter, emphasizing recurring themes across chapters. These are meant to serve as helpful study guides; they should also assist in showing students how economic theory can provide a unifying approach to law.
The cases provide the edited text of key appellate and Supreme Court decisions discussed or referenced in the book. These could be used as supplemental readings and/or for written assignments.
The discussion points provide additional information or analysis of various topics discussed in the book, as well as some related topics not discussed.
Further Discussion Questions and Paper Topics
These questions supplement the discussion questions and problems at the end of each chapter. They are meant to stimulate classroom discussion and/or provide topics for short papers or written assignments.
The graduate notes provide supplementary analysis of selected topics in each chapter for use in Master’s or Ph.D. level courses. In most cases, the notes employ technical analyses that require some mathematical sophistication. A series of problems is also provided.
The syllabi show sample course outlines for an undergraduate course and a Master's/Ph.D. course taught in an Economics department. In the latter case, the outline provides suggested outside readings from the scholarly literature on Law and Economics.
The Instructor’s Manual (IM) highlights key points from each chapter in the book, and provides suggested answers to all of the end-of-chapter questions and problems.
This section of the site offers links to useful resources online.
Looking for the companion website for the Second Edition? Follow this link.