Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600018453

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
General Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of Economics is necessary for attending this class. All the relevant concepts will be presented in the first half of the semester in a simple, pedagogically-suitable manner, without sophisticated diagrams and mathematics, since the class is addressed to law students at the undergraduate level.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Law and economics is one of the fastest-growing areas of applied microeconomics. It uses the standard microeconomic tools and concepts of scarcity, choice, preferences, incentives, supply and demand to explain legal and political rules, social conventions and norms, firms and contracts, government organizations, and other institutions. Our perspective will be that of the lawyer, viewing these institutions under the lens of purposeful human choice. The economic approach to the Law has both predictive and prescriptive functions. Law schools around the world are devoting increasing attention to understanding economic analysis of legal institutions. The course will give special emphasis to contract law, tort law, criminal law and family law applications of economic analysis. It will also examine the complex relationship between economic efficiency and social justice and discuss the importance of social norms
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
* Ασπασία Τσαούση, Δίκαιο και Συνεργατικότητα: Μια Νέα Προσέγγιση στην Κοινωνιολογία του Δικαίου [Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση 2013] ISBN: 978-960-02-2902-8 [ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 33114225] * Πέτρος Γέμτος, Οικονομία και Δίκαιο, Τόμος Β!: Οικονομική Ανάλυση Βασικών Θεσμών του Ιδιωτικού Δικαίου (Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα 2001)
Additional bibliography for study
ΣΤΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ: * Gregory N. Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor, Αρχές Οικονομικής Θεωρίας – Με Αναφορά στις Ευρωπαϊκές Οικονομίες. Mετ: Αντριάννα Σακκά (Εκδόσεις Gutenberg 2011) * David W. Barnes and Lynn A. Stout, Cases and Materials on Law and Economics (American Casebook Series) (New York: West Publishing, 2001). * Robert Cooter & Thomas Ulen, Law and Economics (Prentice-Hall: 6th ed. 2011). * Boudewijn Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest (eds.), Encyclopedia of Law & Economics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 5 vols. 2000). * Kenneth J. Dau-Schmidt and Thomas Ulen (eds.), Law and Economics Anthology (Anderson Publishing Co., 1997) * Aristides N. Hatzis, ed., Economic Analysis of Law: A European Perspective (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012). * Aristides N. Hatzis, ed., Norms and Values in Law and Economics (The Economics of Legal Relationships) (London: Routledge 2012). * Richard A. Posner, Economic Analysis of Law (Austin, TX: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, 8th ed. 2010). * Richard A. Posner, Law, Economics, and Democracy: Three Lectures in Greece (Athens-Komotini: Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers 2002). * Hans-Bernd Schäfer and Claus Ott, The Economic Analysis of Civil Law (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar 2004). * Steven Shavell, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2004). * Aspasia Tsaoussis, “Protecting Homemakers’ Marriage-Specific Investments under No-Fault Divorce: A Model for Restructuring Alimony in Civil-Law Countries”, American Law & Economics Review 6: 217-247 (2004) * Aspasia Tsaoussi, “Bounded Rationality”, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by Prof. Jürgen Backhaus (Springer 2014) * Aspasia Tsaoussis and Eleni Zervogianni, “Judges as Satisficers: A Law and Economics Perspective on Judicial Liability”, European Journal of Law and Economics 29: 333-357 (2010) * Aspasia Tsaoussis-Hatzis, The Greek Divorce Law Reform of 1983 and Its Impact on Homemakers: A Social and Economic Analysis (Athens-Komotini: Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers 2003) (foreword: Richard Posner). ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ * Πέτρος Γέμτος, Οικονομία και Δίκαιο: Μεθοδολογικά και Οικονομικά Θεμέλια, 2η έκδοση (Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα 2003) * Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος, Η Οικονομική Ανάλυση του Πτωχευτικού Δικαίου (Εισαγωγή στην Οικονομική Ανάλυση του Δικαίου) (Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή: Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα 2001). * Αντώνης Γ. Καραμπατζός, Ιδιωτική Αυτονομία και Προστασία του Καταναλωτή - Μια Συμβολή στη Συμπεριφορική Οικονομική Ανάλυση (Π.Ν. Σάκκουλας 2016) * Ασπασία Τσαούση, “H Ανταλλαγή Αρχείων σε Δίκτυα Ομότιμων Κόμβων υπό το Πρίσμα της Οικονομικής Ανάλυσης του Δικαίου”, Επισκόπηση Εμπορικού Δικαίου, Έτος 18, Τεύχος Γ’ (Ιούλ-Αύγ-Σεπτ), σελ. 557-580 (2012) * Ασπασία Τσαούση-Χατζή, “Δίκαιο και Περιβάλλον: Μια Οικονομική Προσέγγιση”, Περιβάλλον και Δίκαιο 9: 408-423 (2005) berg 2011)
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