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AI2505 Law and Economics for Land Use Topics 7.5 credits

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

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Target group

Recommended for students in the master programme in Real Estate and Construction Management (TFOBM), year 2.

Open for all master programs as long as it can be included in your program.

Part of programme

Master's Programme, Real Estate and Construction Management, åk 2, Conditionally Elective


P2 (7.5 hp)


28 Oct 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students


Peter Ekbäck, 08-790 7357,


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI2505 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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

Recommended prerequisites

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Meddelas vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • 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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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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Peter Ekbäck, 08-790 7357,