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Deals: The Economics of Structuring Transactions
Professor Joshua Teitelbaum
J.D. Course 459 (cross-listed) | 4 credit hours
This course examines how attorneys and other professionals create value through transaction engineering. The course is organized in two parts. The first part of the course studies various barriers to transacting, including collective action problems, information problems, risk and uncertainty, and contracting over time, and a range of responses grounded in game theory, contract theory, and decision theory. The second part of the course studies a series of real transactions. Students will be divided into work groups, each of which will be responsible for leading the class discussion on one of the transactions and for writing a group paper analyzing its transaction. Grades will be based on class participation, individual problem sets, the group paper, and a take-home final examination.
Prerequisite: Corporations. Recommended: Economic Reasoning for Lawyers.