The sessions devoted to discussing thesis ideas are going to take a third day. So we’re going to adjust the syllabus as follows.
Basically, we’re skipping the Thomson reading on privacy; it’s listed for November 5 on the original syllabus.
Thursday October 31. Thesis topics discussion.
Tuesday November 5. Privacy.
Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, “The Right to Privacy,” Harvard Law Review, 4, no. 5 (1890): 193-220.
Thursday November 7. Economic analysis of privacy.
Richard A. Posner, “The Right to Privacy,” Georgia Law Review 12, no. 3 (Spring 1978): 393–422.
Tuesday November 12. Nissenbaum on internet privacy.
Helen Nissenbaum, “A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online,” Daedalus 140, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 32–48.
Thursday November 14. Gerald Dworkin on choice and well-being.
Gerald Dworkin, “Is More Choice Better Than Less?” in The Theory and Practice of Autonomy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 62–81.
Tuesday November 19. Subjective utility.
Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger, “Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-being,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 20, no. 1 (2006): 3–24.
Thursday November 21. Libertarian paternalism, part 1.
Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge, (Yale University Press, 2008; Penguin paperback, 2010), part I, pp. 1–100.
Tuesday November 26. Libertarian paternalism, part 2.
Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge, parts II-IV, pp. 105-228.
Thursday November 28. Thanksgiving, no class
Tuesday December 3. Criticism of libertarian paternalism.
Mario J. Rizzo and Douglas Glen Whitman, “The Knowledge Problem and the New Paternalism,” Brigham Young University Law Review, 2009, pp. 905-965.
Thursday December 5. Prospectus presentations.
Tuesday December 10. Prospectus presentations.