The law shapes the economy, and the economy shapes the law. This course will examine how legal decisions and regulations affect the economy. This course will also examine how laws can be economically efficient or inefficient in implementation. During the course students will learn about the history of economics from a Western and Eastern perspective, including such events as the First and Second Industrial Revolutions and globalization. The course will take both a practical and theoretical examination of such topics as property torts and criminal law, and the economic implications thereof. Class will be a mix of lecture, case and topic discussion.