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Camille L Walsh
BISLEP 301
Bothell Campus

Law, Economics, and Public Policy

Examines the relationships among the fields of law, economics, politics, and public policy, with particular attention to problems of social, economic, and political change. Uses examples from various areas of public policy, including social, environmental, and education policy. Prerequisite: ECON 200 or B CUSP 200.

Class description

The pursuit of justice is a central feature of public policy. How do we proceed when our notions of justice involve expensive tradeoffs with other social goals? In this course we consider how law and policy respond to demands for justice and efficiency. Doing so involves an exploration into the interactions in the disciplinary logics of law and economics as we examine a broad range of topics such as environmental policy, consumer protection, and business regulation.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Camille L Walsh
Date: 10/14/2012