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Law, Economics, and Policy Track

Courses in this concentration allow majors to explore various ways in which legal institutions and practices shape economic behavior. Since legal systems are designed to serve a multiplicity of ends, students are also exposed to the moral and political dimensions of the law.

Two of the following nine:

Economics

  • 3320 Urban Economics
  • 3330 Environment and Natural Resources
  • 3340 Government in the Economy
  • 3350 Law and Economics
  • 4300 Regulation
  • 4500 Health Economics & Policy
  • 4520 Economics of Public Expenditures
  • 4530 Economics of Taxation
  • 3970/3980 Special Studies in Economics

Three of the following eighteen:

History

  • 2600 History of Early American Law
  • 6270 Intellectual History of Capitalism
  • 6911 U.S. Capitalism & U.S. Culture

Philosophy

  • 3560 Social and Political Ethics
  • 3640 Philosophy of Law
  • 6510 Theories of Economic Justice

Political Economy

  • 4010 Constitutionalism: Ancient Athens to Present
  • 4040 Democracy, Capitalism, & Free Speech
  • 4140 Theories of Distributive Justice
  • 4300 Behavioral Economics & Public Policy
  • 4970/4980 Special Topics in Political Economy

Political Science

  • 3240 Public Policy
  • 4180 American Political Culture
  • 4230 Environmental Politics & Policy
  • 4250 Power and Poverty in America
  • 4270 Constitutional Law
  • 4800 Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • 6290 Judicial Process