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Program of Law and Economics


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Program of Law and Economics (PLE)


Until the late 1960s and early 1970s there was very little interaction between economists and legal scholars. However, as the study of law and economics has become a topic of intense academic interest, many leading law schools, such as Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, and the George Mason University School of Law, now have centers that combine the study of law and economics. The Department of Economics at Feng Chia University also understands the benefits of offering students the opportunity to study and research the law and its implications in the economy.
The central tenets of law, such as property, contract, and tort law, have created implicit value on different sorts of behavior and should, therefore, be analyzed using the tools of microeconomic theory. Indeed, this interdisciplinary program combines the study of law and economics to develop and disseminate a legal analysis of economics.

Students who enroll in the program are required to take at least 19 course credits, including nine credits in the field of economics, 9 credits in the field of law, and four credits in the field of law and economics.



Required Credit



Economics fieldTotal 9 credits



Intermediate Economics

Industrial Economics





Industrial Organization

The Economics of Regulation

International Finance

Theory and Policy of International Trade

Topics in Economic Institution

Special Topics on Economic Development

Public Choice



Political Economics

Public Economics

Public Finance


     Law field

(Total 11 credits)

Introduction to Civil Law

Survey of Criminal Law

2 or 3

Intellectual Property




Fair Trade Law

Administrative Law

Consumer-Protection Law

International Trade Law

Law and Economics (Total 4 credits)

Law and Economics (1)


Law and Economics (2)


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