The Second Wave of Law and Economics

Author: Megan Richardson,Gillian Kereldena Hadfield

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862873162

Category: Law

Page: 144

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How best can the analyses and insights of economics inform legal theory and "improve" legal decision-making? The contribution of the first wave of law and economics scholars was marked by dogmatic adherence to the free market ideals of the Chicago school. Today, the second wave places greater emphasis on empirical data and accepts a much wider range of non-economic values - an approach which offers promise of an objective and balanced reception of law and economics by the courts. This book demonstrates the richness and value of the second wave. The contributors include judges from the High Court of Australia and the Court of Appeal, New Zealand and academics from the Universities of Toronto, Melbourne and Cambridge.
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Property Law and Economics

Author: Boudewijn Bouckaert

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806519

Category: Law

Page: 352

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This book contains illuminating and carefully written literature reviews on the central topics of the economics of property rights and institutions. As a bonus, it includes two fascinating chapters on topics off the beaten path slavery and new types of property rights in environmental goods. This book will be indispensible for students and experienced scholars alike. Eric Posner, University of Chicago Law School, US This study covers property law and property rights, providing a full summary and comprehensive bibliography of the existing law, together with discussion from an economic perspective on the most important aspects of property law. Leading experts have brought together their knowledge and insight on a full range of issues including comparative property law and the history of property law to create a truly autonomous interdisciplinary resource. This essential reference work will strongly appeal to scholars and students enrolled in academic programmes of law and economics. Academic lawyers involved in research and teaching of private (common) law, practicing lawyers in the field of real estate law, as well as economists involved in researching development economics and transition economics will also find this an invaluable resource.
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Media, Technology, and Copyright

Integrating Law and Economics

Author: Michael A. Einhorn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845420598

Category: Law

Page: 209

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Recommended reading for any person interested in the way new technologies, above all the internet and digital content, are affecting the legal treatment of copyrightable intellectual property and related business methods and practices.
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Law and Economics

Toward Social Justice

Author: Dana Gold

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848553358

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Explores the relationship between law and economics principles and the promotion of social justice. This title includes chapters that invoke the lens of corporate law theory or the corporate context as part of their analysis of the intersection of economics and social justice.
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Tort Law and Economics

Author: Michael Faure

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848447302

Category: Law

Page: 576

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The central goal of this book is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the literature with respect to the economic analysis of tort law. It sure meets the challenge, offering with great expertise a comprehensive presentation of tort law in both economic and comparative perspectives. The clarity of the text, unusual in the law and economics literature, makes the book accessible to a broad readership of economists with a limited legal background and lawyers with limited economic skills. Olivier Moreteau, Louisiana State University, US Tort Law and Economics, ed. Michael Faure, provides a highly useful economic overview of the most important topics of tort law. The authors clearly show the main developments of the discussion, examining the results of recent studies and stating their own opinions. Detailed bibliographies are included. The volume has to be warmly recommended to friends and foes of economic analysis who are provided with a comprehensive update in this field while also indicating areas which critics have to focus on. Helmut Koziol, European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, Austria This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the literature on the economic analysis of tort law. In sixteen chapters, the specialist authors guide the reader through the often vast literature in each domain providing a balanced and comprehensive summary. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the field, further refinements to economic models and relevant conclusions and lessons for the policymaker. Tort Law and Economics is part of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, and enables readers, some not familiar with law and economics, to obtain an insight in the relevant economic literature concerning tort law and economics. This book will be of interest to lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics interested in accident law, tort law, insurance and regulation. It will also appeal to students in economic analysis of law and policymakers working on prevention of accidents, tort law or compensation of accident victims.
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Concepts in Law and Economics

A Guide for the Curious

Author: Jim Leitzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190213973

Category: LAW / Business & Financial

Page: 198

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"A comprehensive integration of the fields of law and economics"--
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Law and Economics

Author: Robert Cooter,Thomas Ulen

Publisher: Addison Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 545

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This best-selling text continues to provide studentswith a clear method for applying economic analysis to the study of legal rules and institutions. Following an overview of the tools of economic analysis for law students and the tools of legal analysis for economics students, uniquely paired chapters offer a combination of clear theoretical analysis followed by practical application. Economic theories in four core areas of the law are used to explain and analyze topics, illustrating how microeconomic theory can be used to increase understanding of the law and improve public policy. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised, improving the clarity and flow in exposition, as well as updating the data and examples. *Added examples and cases help to further clarify economic applications. *Unique two-chapter sequences set up the economic model in the first chapter, and then apply the model in the second chapter. *Four key areas of the law are covered: property, contracts, torts, and crime and punishment. *Cases from previous editions and other materials will be posted on the Web. *Learning Aids: Questions, Boxed Inserts, Chapter-End References, Extensive Footnotes, Answers to questi
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Comparative Law and Economics

Author: Ugo Mattei

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472066490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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The book links the study of comparative law with the study of law and economics
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Handbook of Law and Economics

Author: A. Mitchell Polinsky,Steven Shavell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444531203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 908

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Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions -- for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists. Moreover, given the importance of law to the welfare of societies, the economic analysis of law merits prominent treatment as a subdiscipline of economics. This two volume Handbook is intended to foster the study of the legal system by economists. *The two volumes form a comprehensive and accessible survey of the current state of the field. *Chapters prepared by leading specialists of the area. *Summarizes received results as well as new developments.
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The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 804

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Offering a unique cross-disciplinary approach to scholarship in law and economics, this much-needed work expounds and critically evaluates all of the major doctrines of Canadian competition policy. The topics addressed, each in a separate chapter, include: Canadian competition policy in an historical context; basic economic concepts; multi-firm conduct; horizontal agreements; the merger review process; predatory pricing and price discrimination; vertical restraints; intra-brand competition; inter-brand competition; abuse of dominance; competition policy and intellectual property rights; competition policy and trade policy; competition policy and regulated industries; and enforcement. The treatment of each substantive topic is organized first around a discussion of the relevant body (or bodies) of economic theory and then the pertinent bodies of legal doctrine, including case law. Each chapter contains a critique of existing law in light of contemporary economic theory. This is the only book available that offers an up-to-date integrated analysis of economic theory and legal doctrine in the context of Canadian competition policy.
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