Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the Social Sciences, with a focus on Law and Economics. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and readings, students will learn the basic concepts of International Law and Economic Theory in order to acquire the skills and ways of thinking required to understand the rationale behind the laws and policies that regulate markets and the relations between countries.|
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|At the end of the course, students will be able to explain how nations deal with transnational issues like cultural property and public health within the framework determined by the International Law. They could also clearly understand the trade-offs behind the design of economic policies such as taxation and protection of intellectual property.|
Course Content / Plan
|Oct 4 Greetings // Introduction by Martin-Rodriguez and McGinty
Social Sciences // Introduction of Syllabus // Grading Scheme // Assigning Presentations
Oct 11 Discrimination
Arrow, Kenneth. 1998. ‘What Has Economics to Say About Racial Discrimination’ Journal of Economic Perspectives 12(2), 91 – 100.
Oct 18 Climate Change
Norregaard, John and Valerie Reppelin-Hill. 2000. ‘Taxes and Tradable Permits as Instruments for Controlling Pollution: Theory and Practice’ No. 0 – 13. International Monetary Fund.
Oct 25 Health Economics
Allcott et al. 2019. ‘Should we Tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages? An Overview of Theory and Evidence’ Journal of Economic Perspectives 33(3), 202 – 227.
Nov 1 Patents
Langinier, Corinne and Gian Carlo Moschini. 2002. ‘The Economics of Patents: An Overview’ CARD Working Papers, 335.
Nov 8 Labor Market Effects of Covid-19
Juranek et al. 2020. ‘Labor Market Effects of Covid-19 in Sweden and its Neighbors: Evidence from Novel Administrative Data’ Covid Economics 42, 143 – 163.
Nov 15 Student Presentations
Nov 22 Student Presentations
DUE: Econ report (Submit through NUCT )
Dec 6 Law and Globalization
Ralf Michaels, Globalization and Law: Law Beyond the State in Banakar & Travers eds., Law and Social Theory (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2013)
Dec 13 Cultural Property Law
Paige S. Goodwin, Mapping the Limits of Repatriable Cultural Heritage: A Case Study of Stolen Flemish Art in French Museums 157 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 673 (2008)
Dec 20 Investment Treaties and Public Health
Andrew D. Mitchell, "Tobacco Packaging Measures Affecting Intellectual Property Protection Under International Investment Law: The Claims Against Uruguay and Australia" in A. Alemanno and E. Bonadino (eds.), The New Intellectual Property of Health: Beyond Plain Packaging (Edger Elgar, 2016)
Dec 27 The Coronavirus Pandemic and International Law
Armin von Bogdandy and Pedro A. Villarreal, International Law on Pandemic Response: A First Stocktaking in Light of the Coronavirus Crisis Max Planck Institute Research Paper Series No. 2020-07 (2020).
Jan 17 International Consumer Protection Law
M. Durovic, International Consumer Law: What is it all About? 43 Journal of Consumer Policy 125 (2020)
Jan 24 Student Presentations
Jan 31 Student Presentations
DUE: Law Essay (Submit by email to email@example.com )
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Economics report (30%), Economics presentation (15%), Law report (30%), Law presentation (15%), Comments and participation (10%). It is not possible to pass the course if you are absent four times or more. The course withdrawal system is NOT used.|
|Materials will be distributed via NUCT|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Please doe the readings in advance each week and come to class prepared to engage in discussion on the week's topic.|
Notice for Students
Lecture format, etc.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
|If the situation in October, 2021 allows we will try to conduct classes in person. In light of the state of uncertainty due to the pandemic however we are also prepared to provide lessons either fully online or using a hybrid mix of online and in person as the situation requires. In the event that you are unable to be physically present in class due to pandemic related circumstances we will use one of these options to allow you to attend.|