Empirical Law and Economics (21527). 2 or 4 units. The goal of this course will be to develop an understanding of the major tools of statistics and econometrics that are used to empirically investigate causal claims about law and public policy. Through a careful examination of some of the major empirical debates in the area of criminal law and criminal justice policy, the course will hope to convey a sense of the difficulties of establishing causal relationships and the attendant uncertainty associated with econometric evaluation of complex social phenomena. The goal is to develop both substantive understanding of particular academic debates, and the ability to evaluate other empirical debates. Depending on class size, students will either write a paper (4 units) or take a final take-home examination (2 units; write a "referee report" on an assigned empirical paper). Self-scheduled examination or paper option. I. Ayres.
SLB - 121 (Tue) SLB - 121 (Thu) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20357
Exam: 5/04/2015 - 5/14/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 3 hour(s)