AI2505 Law and Economics for Land Use Topics 7.5 credits

Rättsekonomi för markanvändning

This course provides an understanding of the theories concerning efficiency and equity that are of importance for land management legislation.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course deals with the theories concerning efficiency and equity that constitute bases for analysis and evaluation of legislation regarding land law and property rights.

The course is conducted in seminar form. Before each workshop, the participants shall study a scientific text and write a memo. During each seminar, different topics or perspectives form the basis for discussions.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall objective of this course is to provide knowledge of basic theories of efficiency and equity, in order to give the participants intruments for analyzing and evaluating current real property law.

This means that the course participants after completion, inter alia, should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning in basic concepts in institutional economics, such as formal and informal institutions, transactions and transaction costs, rationality, and uncertainty.
  • Explain the content of different theories of economic efficiency and fairness.
  • Apply those theories to relevant parts of the Swedish real property law, evaluate the regulations in terms of economic efficiency and equity, and suggest possible improvements.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

AI2511 Law and Economics for Land Use Topics as well AI2507 Law of Real Estate Formation

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Literature

Meddelas vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignments, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Peter Ekbäck

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Peter Ekbäck, 08-790 7357, peter.ekback@abe.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.