Courses in existing programmes
Brief descriptions and information on courses available in existing programmes can be found in the links below.
Corporate Governance (BA/MA)
This course focuses on familiarising future lawyers and econometrists with the full breadth and scope of corporate governance doctrine.
Regulation, Regulatory Impact and Reform (BA/MA)
This course is a joint elective for students from both the Law and Economic Faculty. Just as the course Corporate Governance [KV] (5 EC), this course is offered under the auspices of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics. The lecturers involved are either from the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Economics and Business.
Law and Economics (Honour's workshop)
This course is open to honour's bachelor students of the law school. It introduces students to the economics analysis of law by means of an in-depth analysis of a legal issue from an economics point of view. Topics vary from year to year.
Minor Law and Economics
Economics is of fundamental importance for law students. As future legal academics, judges, lawyers, or public officials, law students will be routinely confronted with fundamental questions about the economic underpinnings of certain legal rules or commercial practices, their impact on society, and their desirability. The purpose of this minor is to offer students a basic understanding of the economic principles and methods that are most relevant for legal scholars. Students are expected to learn how to critically read theoretical and empirical economic analyses of legal problems and to apply such methods in an analytical essay.
Law and Economics (Tinbergen Institute MPhil-course)
Law & Economics studies the economic effects of legal rules and legal institutions and their evolution over time. This course covers fundamental contributions in the economic analysis of law from the classics to very recent findings. The first part (classes 1-3) introduces the students to fundamental legal notions—such as those of entitlement, remedy, property, contract and tort—and covers models of torts and litigation, where parties come before the court in order to assess their rights and claim compensation for wrongdoings. An important feature of litigation is that it develops precedents that than can be used in future cases and hence can shape the law. The second part (classes 4-7) builds on these insights to introduce the students to a political economy approach to the emergence of laws, moral norms, and institutions.
Competition Law Enforcement in Financial Markets (Duisenberg School of Finance)
This course provides an introduction into the economics of competition law and its enforcement in financial markets. Most Western economies – and increasingly other countries worldwide – have competition laws to control cartels, monopolisation strategies, the abuse of dominance, large mergers and State aid for effects that are detrimental to competition. To assure a continued compliance with these laws in all business transactions is an important corporate responsibility. In recent years, competition authorities have stepped up scrutiny of financial markets for potential competition concerns. Examples are the extensive state aid remedies for banks, the blocked merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, and cartel investigations into the fixing of the Libor and Euribor rates.