1993 Coase Lecture: Randal Picker, "An Introduction to Game Theory and the Law"

Tuesday, April 20, 1993 (All day)

Some of the material in part 2 b of this essay has been published before in the Law School Alumni Magazine of the University of Chicago . See Randal C. Picker, Law and Economics II: The Sequel, 39 U. Chi. L. School Record 10 (Spring 1993). Much of the analysis contained herein is taken from selected chapters of Douglas G. Baird, Robert H. Gertner, and Randal C. Picker, Game Theory and the Law (Harvard Univ. Press, 1994, paperback 1998). A version almost identical to this essay appeared as the law and economics selection for a symposium on interdisciplinary approaches to the law in the 27 Loyola ( Los Angeles ) University Law Review 127 (1993).