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Onderstaand een overzicht van alle vakken die door de afdeling Economie worden verzorgd.

Vakken

Met ingang van collegejaar 2016/2017 is dit vak komen te vervallen.

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode 4 februari tot en met 22 maart 2019. Bij dit vak bestaat iedere week uit een hoorcollege en een werkcollege. Hoorcolleges vinden plaats op dinsdag, werkgroepen op donderdag of vrijdag.
Tijdens het hoorcollege wordt de thematiek van die week geïntroduceerd. In de werkcolleges gaan de studenten zelf met de stof aan de slag. De studenten worden geacht om korte notities te schrijven op basis van de economische analyses in de voorgeschreven literatuur. Aan de hand van die notities zullen studenten referaten houden, discussiëren over de stof en ingaan op de literatuur.

Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van het vak Economie, Bestuur en Management I 2018-2019 wordt gegeven in semester 2, van 1 april t/m 17 mei 2019.
Dit vak begint met een hoorcollege waarin de economische en de beleidswetenschappelijke theorie worden ingeleid en waarin de opdracht wordt uitgelegd. Vervolgens komen de studenten wekelijks in werkgroepen of voortgangsgesprekken groepsbegeleidingsgesprekken met de docent bijeen om de voortgang van hun werkstukken te bespreken.

Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van het vak Economie, Bestuur en Management II 2018-2019 wordt gegeven in de periode van 1 april tot en met 17 mei 2019. 

Groepjes studenten kiezen een opdracht die wordt uitgewerkt in een paper. Deze paper dient als basis voor hun presentatie, commentaar, aanvulling en evaluatie door docenten en medestudenten.
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

The complete and up-to-date course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Prerequisite / submission procedure

It is recommended to complete an Introduction to (International) Economics prior to taking this course.  

Schedule

The lectures of this course take place in the period April and May 2019. After enrollment to the course, the class schedule can be found on Blackboard.
Lectures will be given on Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm and Thursday from 5 - 7 pm.

Exam and grading

A written exam at the end of the course, which counts for 90% of the grade. In case of an insufficient for the course (the weighted average of the exam and the paper), the written exam can be retaken.

Written assignments and presentations during the course (10%). The written assignments apply to both the final exam and the resit (for 10%).

View Tentamenkalender for the latest information of exam and retake. To take part in the exam, students have to subscribe separately in uSis. Students that find themselves unable to enter the administrative system of the Faculty of Law should report to the Onderwijs Informatie Centrum.

The complete course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids (if available).

When will markets fail and what are the possibilities to correct market failures? These are the central question in this course on the economics of regulation.

Course outline

The course
When will markets fail and what policy instruments can be used to correct market failures? These are the central question in this course on the economics of regulation. Economists distinguish several potential causes of market failure: externalities, collective goods, imperfect competition, and information asymmetries. On top of this, the validity of the assumptions regarding human rationality are key for the scope and effectiveness of government policy that intends to improve social welfare.
This course first explains why the stated market failures may give rise to welfare losses. Subsequently, we focus on possibilities to correct market failure. What type of intervention can be expected to be efficient, depending on the circumstances? In case of externalities, for instance, consumers or producers inflict harm on third parties. There are numerous possibilities to correct for this potential harmful behavior: liability, rules and rule enforcement, taxes etc. Information asymmetries may, inter alia, result in welfare losses in insurance markets. We will apply our insights to politically relevant topics like environmental policy and health care policy.

Period
This course will be offered in the period from February 4th untill March 22nd 2019. Seminars on Tuesday. View the website of Public Administration for the detailed schedule.

Mode of Instruction
The course consists of interactive seminars. Attendance and active participation is compulsory.

Learning Objectives
After discussing  theory, the theory is used to analyze real world examples. By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify whether potential causes of market failure are present in (stylized and real) cases;

  • Propose regulatory instruments to correct market failure in (stylized and real) cases and analyze these instruments in terms of efficiency;

  • Critically assess regulatory approaches in terms of efficiency.

Additional information: view Blackboard

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs vindt plaats in het eerste semester in de periode van 3 september 2018 t/m 19 oktober 2018. Hoorcolleges zijn op maandag van 11:00-13:00 uur en werkgroepen op vrijdag van 13:00-15:00 uur. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode 29 oktober t/m 14 december 2018. Hoorcolleges vinden plaats op maandag van 13.00-15.00 uur en werkgroepen op woensdag of donderdag. 
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode 5 september tot en met 19 oktober 2018. Hoorcolleges zijn op woensdag en donderdag en Q*A-seminars op vrijdag.
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). 

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster

Het onderwijs van dit vak vindt plaats in de periode ferbruari t/m maart 2019. Het rooster is te raadplegen op de website.

Zie Blackboard voor meer informatie.

Lecturer

Summary

Curriculum: Graduate School of Legal Studies
EC: 5
Level: 500
Year: Master / PhD-program
Term: 2nd semester
Block: 3
Language of instruction: English

Course outline

Overview
Scholars recognize the value of empirical analysis in understanding the legal system and its role in society. Due to the information technology, data sources on the legal system are improving in quality and accessibility. Compared with just a few years ago, researchers today can easily access original data sets. However, empirical studies cover a range of techniques which are usually not sharply defined. Empirical research methods can be characterized by the collection of data and data-analyses on which a theory, hypotheses or conclusion is based. Several simple empirical tests are available to confront the best available data with theory.

In view of these developments, a working knowledge of empirical research methods ought to be among the professional tools of a well-trained attorney. An attorney, for example, trained in empirical methods will be more persuasive in the courtroom and the boardroom. Empirical training will also provide a better understanding of the statistical tools that experts will employ. Also, given the prevalence of empirical methods in the social sciences, anyone considering a career in academic research or in public interest or in policy work will be well served by acquiring some basic quantitative skills.

The emphasis in the course will be on equipping practitioners to be critical consumers of empirical material that may be used in legal cases and controversies and in the formation and evaluation of legislation. Another purpose of this course is to equip students with knowledge of various empirical research methods they could employ in their own research project. The knowledge will be both theoretical and practical.  The course will introduce students to such topics as survey research methodology, the design and conducting of experiments, data gathering and analysis through descriptive statistics, the use of (multiple) regression, why samples need to be taken in particular ways, how to perform simulations or cross-country data analyses, and more. In addition to discussing how to perform these techniques, we will also read cases and articles in which each of the techniques has figured. Students will fulfill the course requirements by writing a paper, by class participation, by presentation of their research to the class, and by completing several exercises.

Literature, Readings and Webblog

  • David Cope, Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis, Foundation Press, 2005 (ISBN: 1587788950). A tiny textbook (109 pages) on the essentials of statistical analysis, especially written for smart people who are not especially comfortable with numbers (PhD students in Law). This book is developed to teach students with little or no quantitative background the fundamentals of statistics, and multiple regression analysis.
  • Reading list: assigned manuscripts, book and journal articles, cases, and other materials that are expected to be read. Reading material will be posted on the course website at ckboardckboard, which students should all be able to access using law school Westlaw passwords. The posted readings will also be hyperlinked off the Blackboard page of this course. Please check the Blackboard page regularly as materials will be add to the site during the course.
  • Empirical Legal Studies blog at . Note that quality of blogs may have a high variance. Researchers summarize interesting research, books, and new trends. There are, of course, other websites that cover topics of interest to those studying empirical research methods in law. For example we recommend Georgetown Law Library on Statistics & Empirical Legal Studies Research Guide, as this website will offer you selected publications in the discipline of empirical legal studies.

Class Meetings, Assignments and Grading

  • Seminar: Number of (3 hour) seminars: 7
  • Required preparation by students: Reading material. Students are expected to actively engage in discussions with regard to the assignments.
  • Assignments: During the course, assignments have to be produced on a weekly basis. The indicated exercises will provide good checkpoints to judge the comprehension of the material.
  • Paper on research design: Participants are asked to prepare a short paper (5-6 A4) specifying the design of their research project. The research project should use empirical methods in law.

Students should attend every class. Course grades will be determined by five factors: class attendance, class participation, written assignments, an original paper, and a presentation of that paper to the class. The original paper will count for 40 percent of final grades; assignments 35 percent, the other factors will account for the remaining 25 percent. 

The volume of work that will be involved in the course - assignments on a weekly basis and completing the papers - is heavy. For that reason it is strongly recommended that students form teams of two people for the purposes of doing assignments, the paper, and the presentations. Nevertheless, students may choose to work alone. Members of the team will receive the same grade on team material, such as the paper, assignments and class presentations, but separate grades will be given to individual team members for the other components of the class. All assignments need to be submitted electronically (e-mail c.l.j.caminada@law.leidenuniv.nl) and has to be of professional quality. These assignments will be awarded with a grade. At least five assignments should be sufficient before students are allowed to deliver their (final) research project. Failure to submit assignments has as consequence that no exam grade will be calculated. Non-serious attempts at assignments (such to the judgment of the lecturer) will be understood as failure to submit. A late submission will automatically receive an insufficient.

Please note that there are two class dates in the schedule during which students will be expected to report on the progress in their project. Each team have to make a brief - roughly five-minute - presentation of the topic for its research project. Moreover, each team will describe its data-gathering efforts. That is, students will explain the data set they are using and how it helps to answer the questions they are investigating. These updates will not be graded. Empirical work requires regular progress. These are not projects that can be started and completed at the last minute. The updates are an opportunity for students to get feedback on their project. The last week of the course will be given over to presentations of papers. The presentations are expected to last, on average, 30 minutes and to be professional.

Goal and Background
The purpose of this course is to equip students with knowledge of various empirical research methods. Why is empirical research used (neglected) in a given research context? What methods with various pro’s and con’s may be deliberated then? The seminar exploits the device ‘learning by doing, and learning from each other’. The Graduate School of Legal Studies comprises students and PhD’s from widely varying background, ranging from masters in law to students at an undergraduate level. All participants are unfamiliar with empirical research. Therefore, the seminar Empirical Research Methods in Law is set up as an open discussion seminar, in which participants work together on mini research design problems. The supervisor starts each session with a short introduction, then small groups of students have to develop and specify a design for investigating a given research question. The designs developed in this way have to be presented to the other participants, who criticize and compare them with their own solution. This approach hopefully results in lively if not fierce discussions, and students get confronted with questions and solutions originating from quite different disciplines than their own. Research problems presented for solution are expected to be widely different, in such a way that various research methods (like observation, survey, interviews, experiments, cross country data …) are suggesting themselves. After a few meetings the course’s emphasis will be on the presentations and discussions of the research design of the participants themselves, even if these are at present in a relatively early, provisional stage.

Prerequisite
Undergraduate level in Law. No prior familiarity with statistics or empirical techniques is required, however, it is recommended to complete an Introduction to Statistical Analysis prior to taking this course.  This course is not open for students with knowledge and skills in empirical research methods. It is recommended that these students participate in an individual track Empirical Research Design. Contact Koen Caminada prior to first class meeting: ++31 71 527 7858 or e-mail c.l.j.caminada@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Enrollment

  • Enrollment in the course is by completing and submitting the Graduate School registration form.
  • Due to the short duration of the course and the high intensity, late entry is not permitted.

Schedule
To be found at Blackboard.

Reading List
To be found at Blackboard.

Additional Course Material and Elective Themes
This is a basic course in Empirical Research Methods in Law. The course is not able to cover several topics in class sessions. Students are encouraged to work on elective themes by themselves. (Blackboard)    

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode 4 februari t/m 22 maart 2019. Colleges op maandag van 15-17 uur en donderdag van 9-11 uur . 
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

Overgangsregeling

Dit vak is m.i.v. cursusjaar 2015-2016 komen te vervallen. Studenten die dit vak nog moeten doen kunnen contact opnemen met de docent van dit vak A.P. Ros.

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Dit vak wordt aangeboden in de periode februari/maart 2019.
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

Met ingang van collegejaar 2016/2017 is dit vak komen te vervallen.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs vindt plaats in het tweede semester, blok 4, in de periode april/mei 2019. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

The complete course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids (if available).

Course outline

Policy makers tend to formulate answers to yesterday’s problems. The reason is straightforward. It takes time to observe a problem, to analyze the causes of a problem, to identify instruments addressing these causes, and to implement these instruments. By that time, the world may have changed. The selected instruments may no longer yield desirable effects. This chain of events raises an important question: how to develop “future proof regulation”?
In order to develop future proof regulation, the first step is thinking about what the future may look like. Obviously, the future is uncertain. One way to address this uncertainty, is to develop scenarios. Scenarios can be used to test actual or proposed regulation. The evaluation of alternative options depends on the costs, the benefits and the risk attitude of the policy-maker.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Systematically investigate policy-relevant future developments

  • Critically assess whether (existing or intended) regulation is future proof

  • Advise policy-makers on the development of future proof regulation

Period

This course will be offered from April 1st untill May 17th 2019. Seminars on Thursday. View the website of Public Administration for the detailed schedule (if available).

Course material and schedule

View Blackboard.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van dit vak wordt gegeven van 2 april t/m 21 mei 2019. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend vis uSis

Toetsing

De toetsvorm bestaat uit een paper (70%) en de mondelinge presentaties (30%).

Lecturer

Before and after classes the instructor is, on appointment, available to discuss problems/questions of any kind related to the course.

Course outline

Though the course is fully accessible to beginning readers in economics, the course provides a thorough overview of the evolution of economic theory from its earliest formation to the present day, with an emphasis on the developments since Adam Smith published the Wealth of Nations in 1776.

The course focusses on developing an understanding of the interrelationships that exists between the historical environment and the economic theories used to understand this social reality. Howe did economic theories, as well as economic policy issues, evolve in response to changes in technology, market institutions, and political structures? The emphasis will be on those topics that are of continuing present-day interest.

The course introduces the students to different economic theories, ideologies and concepts of great thinkers such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Carl Menger, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek.

Teaching Methods
The course is writing-intensive and employs a variety of teaching methods: interactive lecturing, student presentations, and class debates.

Literature and Course Materials

  • Robert Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers (The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers), (any edition)

  • Steven Pressman (2014), Fifty Major Economists, third edition, Routledge.

  • Peter de Haan (2016),From Keynes to Piketty; the Century that Shook up Economics, Macmillan.   

Assessment and participation

  • In-class participation: 15%, ongoing weeks 1-7
  • Presentation and student-led discussion, 15%, weeks 1-7 
  • One weekly seminar presentation of research paper, 5%, weeks 1-7
  • Two book response papers: 10%, week 1 & week 3
  • Research paper, 35%, week 8 
  • Discussion paper, 20%, on appointment 

Book response papers: two papers of 3 pages each (10%). You will be required to read four chapters of Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers before the second, as well as, before the fourth week does start. After you do the reading, write a 3 page response. Briefly summarize the chapters and then conclude by offering an assessment of what importance, if any, these writers' ideas have for today.

Discussion papers. Presentation and student-led discussion of, at least, two weekly seminars (in total 35%). The weekly seminars are chaired by students. Depending on the number of students, each student has to chair at least one seminar-meeting (20%). The student starts each seminar with giving an overview (a first written-out draft) of the structure and contents of the seminar and giving a preliminary summery of the contents of that week’s required reading of the main text book. Other students are asked to give their ideas/questions on that week’s reading which subsequently will be discussed. The student incorporates the results of the discussion, written by a fellowstudent, in the first draft and does sent the final paper (5 pages plus 1 page summary) to the lecturer before next week’s session (20%).

Class participation (15%). Besides you have to write at least one, one page summary of the weekly class participation. 

Research paper, 12 pages (40%). The largest component of your grade is the final research paper. The grade will consist of a presentation of your research (5%) and the final paper itself (35%). The final paper is intended to be an independent, creative research project on a subject in the history of economic thought that you find particularly interesting.

General Objectives

  • The course is historical in content and international in perspective allowing students to develop a critical understanding of the influence of evolving economic thought on contemporary global economics.

  • The course aims to increase the students understanding of the evolution of economic theories, concepts and policies. The students are expected to acquire adequate basic and essential analytical skills to enable them to conduct individual research; analyze the various theories and be able to relate these to practical situations; infer the various economic concepts introduced by various theoreticians and be able to determine its relevance to economic activities.

  • The ability to detect the differences between the main schools of economic thought, to understand the historical debates between the advocates of different theories, to interpret contemporary events from the perspective of the great economic thinkers who have preceded us, to write coherently about the just-said.

Period
This course will be taught in the period 28 August 2017 till 19 October 2017.

Literature and Syllabus
Blackboard

Lecturer

Students

Students Leiden University College The Hague.
Admissions requirements: Principles of Economics.

Please note International Economics is the new title of the Trade & Finance course, so students who have already successfully completed that course cannot enroll in International Economics.

Course outline

Countries are increasingly eliminating their trade barriers and international trade now truly spans the globe. Products and services come from everywhere and go everywhere. This, as well as the liberalization of large financial flows, makes countries very dependent on what happens in the international economy. At the end of this course, students will have an understanding of both the basic principles of international trade and finance as well as the recent developments in trade and finance. These will include, among other things, regional and global integration, the consequences of international financial crises on the development of economies, the interaction of economic policies in individual countries and the impact of international institutions, such as the WTO and the IMF, on the processes of globalization. Students will be able to understand, apply and discuss fundamental economic arguments on international economic issues. 

Course Objectives  
In this course, the student will gain a thorough acquaintance with the principles of international economics. He will understand the benefits and costs of international trade and finance, as well as the recent developments in trade and finance.

At the end of the course the student:

  • Understands the important current issues in the field of International Economics;

  • Has a command of the core elements in this field of expertise;

  • Is able to collect, interpret and process information in the field of International Economics

Literature    
Through Blackboard.

The complete and up-to-date course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Schedule

This course will be offered in the first semester.
After enrollment to the course, the class schedule can be found on Blackboard.

Exam

View Tentamenkalender for the latest information of exam and retake. To take part in the exam, students have to subscribe separately in uSis.

 

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode 29 oktober t/m 14 december 2018. De werkgroepen worden gegeven op donderdag of vrijdag van 1 november t/m 14 december 2018. 
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

Lecturer

Course outline

In this course, we will analyze the three major themes in macroeconomics in both the short term and the long term framework. We will introduce and use the standard macroeconomic tools to discuss the economic policies that governments and central banks use to achieve the goals. We will also elaborate on the markets that are relevant for macroeconomic policy, in particular the financial markets and the labour markets.

Course objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the underlying concepts of economic output, employment, and inflation.

  • Analyze how an economy grows in a long run, applying basic growth theories.

  • Indentify the link between output, employment, amd inflation in the short run.

  • Demonstrate how fiscal ad monetary policy may stabilize the economy ageinst short run business cycle and indentify their policy limitations and trade-offs.

In practical sense, students will also be able to:

  • Review relevant long run and short run macroeconomic indicators. 

  • Critically interpret contemporary macroeconomic news/reports in the media.

Mode of instruction
The course uses a variety of teaching methods: interactive lecturing, student presentations, class debate and is writing-intensive.

Assessment

  • Final written exam (30%)

  • Three written class assignments and peer reviews (10% and 5% each)

  • Class participation (10%)

  • Term paper (15%)

There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

  • Michael Burda and Charles Wyplosz, Macroeconomics. A European Text, sixth edition, Oxford University Press, 2013.

  • Additional material made available through Blackboard.

Registration
This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact the administration.

The complete cours outline can be found in the E-Studiegids (if available).

Economic theory teaches that imperfect competition is a potential cause of market failure. An important question is whether competition in the marketplace is restricted in such a way that it reduces economic welfare. 

Course outline

In economics several potential causes of market failure are distinguished: externalities, collective goods, imperfect competition and information asymmetries. This course is mainly concerned with one of these causes of market failure: imperfect competition. An important question is whether competition in the marketplace is restricted in such a way that it reduces economic welfare.  To answer this question a number of concepts are required: the definition of the market, market power, abuse of dominance, horizontal agreements, vertical restraints, horizontal and non-horizontal mergers. Competition policy may contribute to economic welfare by preventing anticompetitive behaviour. This course is focused on the economic analysis European  competition policy. After discussing economic theory, the theory is used to analyse cases (especially: decisions of the European Commission in competition cases).

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the content of economic concepts needed to analyze markets.
  • Analyze the consequences of monopoly, restrictive practices and mergers.
  • Assess the consequences of competition policy in terms of efficiency.

Assessment

Grading will be based on a final written assignment. In order to pass the course, students are required to participate in the seminars and to hand in weekly assignments.

Period

This course will be taught from October 29th untill December 14th 2018. Lectures on Wednesday. If available, schedules can be found on the website.

Course material and schedule 

See Blackboard.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in blok 2 in de periode van 7 november t/m 19 december 2018. Er vinden 4 bijeenkomsten plaats van 3 à 4 uur (woensdagochtend). De overige bijeenkomsten zijn voortgangsgesprekken per groep op afspraak met de begeleider. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (Bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis. In geval van problemen bij aanmelding via uSis dient u contact op te nemen met het Onderwijs Informatie Centrum tel 071 527 8787.

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

In het collegejaar 2018-2019 wordt dit vak aangeboden in de periode van 3 september t/m 19 oktober 2018. Het onderwijs vindt plaats op dinsdag en donderdag.
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). 

Lecturer

Contact by email through the lecturer.

Students

Admissions requirements
'Principles of Economics' or permission of the instructor.

Course outline

This 200-level course begins with the study of individual decisions before moving to the interactions of individuals making decisions. (Macroeconomics tends to emphasize the aggregated outcomes of decisions.) We will follow this route with an emphasis on new insights from behavioral and experimental economics that explain more about our choices and interactions than simple "homo economicus" models.

After covering the micro foundations of demand, we will move to supply, to understand how cost curves are derived for individual firms, how multiple inputs affect economies of scope and scale, and how aggregate supply curves reflect markets that range from monopoly to duopoly to perfect competition.

We will examine the impact of institutions, information and transaction costs on markets, missing markets, and non-market scenarios, to explore the interaction of economic, social and political forces.

Course objectives
After completing this class, students will have a demonstrable knowledge of:

  • How individuals (demand) and firms (supply) interact in various market structures to determine the prices and quantities of produced goods.

  • The process by which individual preferences (tastes) combine with income and prices to produce the demand curve.

  • Factors affecting the slope of the demand curve (elasticity), and why the demand shifts in or out (income, tastes, complements and/or substitutes).

  • The relations among marginal benefits, marginal costs and utility

  • The process by which production inputs and technology combine with prices to produce the supply curve.

  • The factors affecting the slope of the supply curve (elasticity) and why the supply curve shifts in or out (technology, regulation, input mix).

  • Economies of scale and scope and the relations among average cost, marginal cost and total cost.

  • The relations among marginal revenues, marginal costs and profits.

  • How firms try to influence market structure and how different degrees of competition affect pricing, output, and social surplus.

  • The efficiency and equity implications of market failure and government failure.

  • The impacts of information and transaction costs on individual and firm behavior.

Mode of instruction
The course uses a variety of teaching methods: interactive lecturing, student presentations, class debate. Required readings must be read in advance of class.

Assessment
Class participation: 15%
Homework and/or reading assignments: 15%
Blog post: 15%
Briefing: 15%
Peer critique(s): 15%
Final exam (multiple choice and/or short answer): 25%

Reading list

  • Dolan, Ed (2013), Introduction to Microeconomics, BVT Publishing, 5th Edition. ISBN: 978-1-61882-610-7 (e-book)

  • Additional information in the workbook to be posted at Blackboard. Lecture material to be posted at Blackboard;
    course A; course B

Registration
This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Gelieerd aan onderzoekprogramma: 

Collegerooster

Het onderwijs vindt plaats in de periode van 12 november t/m 20 december 2018 op maandag en donderdag van 17:00-19:00 uur. Locatie: Faculteit Rechten, KOG, Steenschuur 25, zaal A144/C131. 

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Gestructureerde zelfstudie
Op de Blackboardsite van dit vak is per college aangegeven welke literatuur zal worden behandeld, ook de niet-gespecificeerde leesstukken behoren tot de tentamenstof en dienen met behulp van gestructureerde zelfstudie te worden bestudeerd. De inhoud kan desgewenst door de studenten aan de orde worden gesteld tijdens het responsiecollege.  

Nadere informatie / inschrijving
Vanwege de vorm van het onderwijs, interactieve colleges, is aanmelding via uSis niet aan de orde.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van dit vak vindt plaats in semester 2 van cursusjaar 2018-2019 in de periode van 29 januari 2019 t/m 15 maart 2019. Hoorcolleges zijn op dinsdag en werkgroepen op vrijdag. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

The complete course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids (if available).

Course outline

Globalisation, ageing of populations and high levels of unemployment pose difficult dilemmas for policy-makers. On the one hand, policy-makers may pursue socio-economic reforms in order to increase a country’s competitiveness or to improve the functioning of the labour market. On the order hand, the reality is that such socio-economic reforms are politically challenging. In this course, we study these kinds of dilemmas at the intersection of economics and governance from an international comparative perspective. For example, questions that we will address are: How do policy-makers adjust social assistance and unemployment benefit schemes in times of increasing migration? To what extent do international trade and capital flows trigger reforms of corporate income taxes? Why did the response of policy-makers to the financial crisis vary across countries? What is the effect of globalisation and technological change on income inequality?

Weekly overview:

  1. Introduction to comparative political economy

  2. Political parties, corporatism and socio-economic reforms

  3. Globalisation I 

  4. Globalisation II 

  5. Migration

  6. Socio-economic policy in the financial crisis

  7. Income inequality

 Course objectives

  • Understanding of key issues in the field of international economic integration and socio-economic policy.

  • Understanding of key theories and methods in the state-of-the-art academic research in the field of political economy of globalisation, European integration and socio-economic policy reforms.

  • Ability to use and critically evaluate scientific research.

  • Ability to build, present and defend well-grounded arguments in oral communication.

Mode of instruction

This course consists of seven interactive seminars. During a seminar, the theme of the week will be introduced. Subsequently, students will present, review and discuss the study materials themselves. For these activities, thorough preparation is required. The study materials contain several state-of-the-art studies in the field of comparative political economy on various topics.

Attendance

Attendance during the seminars is not compulsory, but it is necessary though:

  • During the first seminar, we will make a presentation scheme for the rest of the course.

  • Presentations and active class participation are a substantial component of the assessment.

Assessment method

  1. Written exam (75% of the final course grade)

  2. Presentations and class participation (25% of the final course grade)

Written exam

The written exam encompasses the literature and everything that is discussed during the seminars.

Discussion of academic article

In the seminars in week 2 until week 7, students discuss an article published in an international academic journal. This will be done by two groups of students in a form that is conventional at academic conferences. The first group presents the article from the perspective of the authors. In this presentation, at least the following elements will be discussed: theory and hypotheses; research design, data, methods and techniques; results; conclusions and policy implications. The second group provides a critical reflection. Both groups make use of (powerpoint) slides and will get 10 minutes for their presentation. Following this, all students will be expected to participate in the discussion. 

Admission requirements

This course assumes knowledge of European economic integration (or international economics), quantitative research methods and socio-economic policy analysis at third-year bachelor level.

Schedule

This course will be offered from February 4th untill March 22nd 2019. Seminars on Wednesday.
If available, schedules can be found on the website.

Literature 

Journal articles (see Blackboard).

M.i.v. collegejaar 2015 - 2016 is dit vak vervallen.

The complete and up-to-date course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Schedule

This course will be offered in the 2nd part of the Fall term (from November 5th till December 20th 2018). Lectures will be given on Monday from 11-13 am and seminars are on Thursday. After enrollment to the course, the class schedule can be found on Blackboard.

Exam

View Tentamenkalender for the latest information of exam and retake. To take part in the exam, students have to subscribe separately in uSis. Students that find themselves unable to enter the administrative systems of the Faculty of Law should report to the Onderwijs Informatie Centrum.

Lecturers

Contact information by email through the lecturer.

Course outline

Introduction 
Economics is the social science of satisfying unlimited wants with scarce resources. Principles of Economics refers to the basic methods and concepts economists use when doing economics, hence to economic analysis. In this view the term "economics" refers to the discipline, not to the economy. We will discuss consumer and producer behavior, markets, business cycles, economic growth, money and the financial system. We will also discuss fiscal and monetary policy and policy issues such as unemployment, inflation, and balance of payments surpluses and deficits.

Why Study Economics?
Economics combines the virtues of politics and science. It is, truly, a social science. Its subject matter is society--how people choose to lead their lives and how they interact with one another. But it approaches its subject with the dispassion of a science. By bringing the methods of science to the questions of politics, economics tries to make progress on the (global) challenges that all societies face. To introduce students to the economist’s view of the world, we summarize ten "principles of economics" (by N. Gregory Mankiw).

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, the student can describe the main principles of economics. He can describe the economic motives of consumers and producers, the market processes and macroeconomic developments, as well as explain the interdependencies between economic processes and the main features of public economic policy. The student can identify some (global) economic problems in every day news, to relate them to economic concepts and to discuss these problems based on economic theory.

Teaching Methods
Each week consists of two seminars:

  • During the first seminar, the  main issues in the required reading will be identified and discussed. Based on an interactive setting, the focus will be on understanding the concepts and theories in micro and macro economics.

  • In the second seminar, students will apply their knowledge. Each week, the homework consists of preparing study problems. In class, students will discuss their solutions for the problems. Applying the concepts and theories, and explaining this to each other increases the knowledge and understanding of economics. Furthermore, it also provides a good preparation for the final exam.

The course starts on
Block 1 (A): Tuesday (first seminar) August 29th 2017, 9-11 am, and on Thursday August 31st, 3-5 pm (second seminar) 
Block 2 (B): Tuesday (first seminar) October 31st 2017, 9 am - 11 am, and on Thursday November 2nd, 3 - 5 pm (second seminar)
Block 3 (C): tba
Block 4 (D): tba

Literature, Course Materials and Weekly Overview
See Blackboard (A)
See Blackboard (B)
See Blackboard (C)
See Blackboard (D)

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Dagonderwijs

Voor het 5 EC-vak Rechtseconomie wordt 7 weken onderwijs aangeboden, in de periode 3 september-19 oktober 2018. Het onderwijs bestaat uit 2 uur college en 2 uur werkgroep per week. Het volgen van het onderwijs is overigens niet verplicht.

De colleges zijn in beginsel op dinsdag 17.15-19.00 uur, in zaal 4/5 van het Gorlaeus, van 4 september t/m 16 oktober.

Aansluitend vinden steeds in het vervolg van de week de werkgroepbijeenkomsten plaats. De inschrijving voor de werkgroepen verloopt op de gebruikelijke manier via uSis. Hoofdregel is dat wie zich inschrijft voor het werkgroeponderwijs, zich ook verplicht tot aanwezigheid en voorbereiding.

Op de werkgroepen worden de opgaven uit het werkboek behandeld. Deze hebben tot doel om u aan de hand van rekenvoorbeelden stap voor stap mee te nemen langs de hoofdpunten van de aangeboden stof. Door steeds de concrete casusposities van de betrokken partijen te bepalen, wordt u gedwongen na te gaan of en in hoeverre het gedrag van de afzonderlijke rechtssubjecten gebaseerd op de eigen individuele rationaliteit bijdraagt aan de collectieve rationalitet van de samenleving.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

Avondonderwijs

Het avondonderwijs voor het 5 EC-vak Rechtseconomie start op 3 september 2018. De bijeenkomsten zijn steeds op maandag 19.00(stipt)-21.45 uur, KOG zaal B031.

Bij het avondonderwijs is er, anders dan bij het dagonderwijs, maar ruimte voor één bijeenkomst per week. Om te voorkomen dat de behandeling van de opgaven direct aansluit op de collegepresentatie van de bijbehorende stof, is voor een afwijkende roosterindeling gekozen. De eerste twee uur van elke bijeenkomst worden besteed aan het behandelen van de opgaven. Na een pauze geeft de docent in het derde uur college over de stof voor de komende week.

Consequentie van deze roosterindeling is wel dat een college over de stof van week 1 erbij in dreigt te schieten. Om dat te voorkomen wordt op donderdag 30 augustus 2018, 19.00 uur(stipt), KOG zaal B031, buiten het reguliere onderwijsrooster om, voor belangstellenden een extra bijeenkomst georganiseerd voor een college over de stof van week 1.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).    

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

Met nadruk wijzen wij erop dat bij het tentamen Rechtseconomie slechts het gebruik van de allereenvoudigste rekenapparatuur is toegestaan. Dat is apparatuur met de basisfuncties van optellen/aftrekken/delen/vermenigvuldigen/procenten en worteltrekken en de bijbehorende geheugenfuncties. Gebruik van rekenapparatuur met meer functies, zoals grafische rekenmachines, een grote geheugencapaciteit, of via uw mobiele telefoon is verboden.

Overgangsregeling

OVERGANGSREGELING OUDE STIJLERS

Voor de Bachelor-studenten Rechtsgeleerdheid en Fiscaal Recht die vóór 1 september 2013 met hun opleiding begonnen zijn, had het onderdeel Rechtseconomie van het oude 10 EC-vak Economie een omvang van (afgerond) 7,1 EC. Voor degenen die dat onderdeel Rechtseconomie nog niet met succes hebben afgerond, geldt een overgangsregeling.

Deze studenten dienen voor het tentamen het boek Recht en efficiëntie in zijn geheel te bestuderen.

Het onderwijs bestaat uit:
- het onderwijs voor het 5 EC-vak Rechtseconomie zoals hiervoor aangegeven,
in combinatie met
- zelfstudie voor de rest van de verplichte stof, te weten: par. 2.7.2 t/m 2.7.4, hfdst. 7, hfdst. 9 en par. 10.4.4 van het boek. Bij deze zelfstudie kunnen studenten gebruik maken van de opgaven die achterin het werkboek zijn opgenomen. Met vragen kunnen studenten zich wenden tot de vakcoördinator Dr. B.C.J. van Velthoven.

Het oude-stijl 7,1 EC tentamen Rechtseconomie wordt tegelijk afgenomen met het tentamen voor het 5 EC-vak. Voor een gedeelte zullen de opgaven samenvallen, voor een gedeelte zullen ze betrekking hebben op de overige verplichte stof, maar overigens volgens hetzelfde stramien (zie de oefententamens in het werkboek en op Blackboard onder Downloads/Sheets).

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

De cursus is gewijd aan de (rechts)economische analyse van crimineel gedrag en de ontwikkeling van een efficiënt criminaliteitsbeleid. 

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van deze cursus vindt plaats in semester 2 in de periode april t/m mei 2019 en bestaat uit hoorcolleges en werkgroepen. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).
Inschrijving voor de werkgroepen Rechtseconomie loopt via uSis, in de weken voorafgaande aan de start van het onderwijs. Deelname aan de werkgroepen is niet verplicht. Wanneer u zich inschrijft voor het werkgroeponderwijs, verplicht u zich tot aanwezigheid en voorbereiding van de opgaven.

Tentamen

Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten.

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs wordt gegeven in het tweede semester, de periode februari/maart 2019 en bestaat uit 5 werkgroepen en 5 seminars + bijeenkomsten. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis.

Toetsing

De cursus wordt afgesloten met een schriftelijk werkstuk over een nader te bepalen onderwerp. Afhankelijk van het aantal deelnemers wordt het werkstuk individueel of in kleine groepjes geschreven.

In de beoordeling speelt ook de voorbereiding en de participatie in werkgroep en seminar een rol. Wie aan minder dan 8 werkgroep- en seminarbijeenkomsten heeft deelgenomen resp. die bijeenkomsten gezien de ingeleverde antwoorden onvoldoende heeft voorbereid, wordt niet toegelaten tot het afsluitende werkstuk, tenzij een extra opdracht is ingeleverd.

The complete course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Schedule

This course will be offered in the first semester from the 4th of September 2018 till the 18th of October 2018. Lectures will be given on Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00-17:00h.
If available, schedules can be found on the website.

After enrollment to the course, all course information can be found on Blackboard.

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs van dit vak valt in de periode 4 februari t/m 22 maart 2019. Hoorcolleges zijn op maandag, werkgroepen op donderdag en vrijdag. 
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

 

De volledige vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Onderwijsvorm en -periode
Dit vak vindt plaats in de periode 1 april t/m 17 mei 2019, op dinsdag en woensdag. Werkcolleges/computerpractica (verplichte aanwezigheid).
Als de roosters beschikbaar zijn, zijn deze te raadplegen op de website.

Na inschrijving voor het vak, is alle cursusinformatie op Blackboard te lezen (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken).

De volledige en up-to-date vakbeschrijving is te vinden in de E-Studiegids.

Gelieerd aan onderzoekprogramma:
Hervorming van sociale regelgeving

Rooster en inschrijving

Het onderwijs vindt plaats in de periode 18 februari t/m 13 maart 2019. Colleges zijn op maandag en woensdag. Na inschrijving voor het vak, is het volledige rooster op Blackboard te raadplegen  (bij foutmelding 2e keer aanklikken). Inschrijving uitsluitend via uSis

Tentamen

Het tentamen wordt schriftelijk afgenomen. Zie voor het meest actuele overzicht de Tentamenkalender. Aanmelden voor het tentamen uitsluitend via uSis bij de Faculteit Rechten. Om een idee te geven van de aard van de vragen is een schriftelijk tentamen van vorig jaar te vinden op Blackboard onder downloads. In geval van problemen bij aanmelding via uSis dient u contact op te nemen met het Onderwijs Informatie Centrum.

The complete and up-to-date course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Schedule

This course will be offered in the first semester from 5th September 2018 till 19th October 2018. Lectures will be given on Wednesday, seminars on Friday. Required preparation by students: reading material, assignments. Students are expected to actively engage in discussions with regard to the assignments.

After enrollment to the course, the class schedule can be found on Blackboard.

Exam

View Tentamenkalender for the latest information of exam and retake. To take part in the exam, students have to subscribe separately in uSis. Students that find themselves unable to enter the administrative systems of the Faculty of Law should report to the Onderwijs Informatie Centrum.

Grading
There will be a written exam, that counts for 90 per cent into the end grade.
During the course participants have to submit an additional assignment (500-750 words) out of the list (Blackboard). The assignment needs to be submitted both on paper and in Blackboard. Deadline is class time on Fridays. The score on the assignment will count for 10 per percent into the end grade. Not submitting the assignment will result in a zero score. (To spread the grading effort, students will be allotted a submission deadline (and topic) related to their name in the alphabet. (e.g. students with surnames beginning with A to F have to submit in the 3rd week).

The complete course outline can be found in the E-Studiegids.

Schedule

This course will be offered in the first semester from September 3rd until October 18th 2018. Lectures on Monday and Thursday.
If available, schedules can be found on the website.

After enrollment to the course, all course information can be found on Blackboard.

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