Law and Economics

Law and Economics

Law and Economics

Law and Economics


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This collection presents an authoritative selection of the most important articles in law and economics literature, written by distinguished scholars such as Ronald Coase, Robert Cooter, Henry Manne, Steven Shavell and Oliver Williamson. The articles are arranged by theme into 12 sections, ranging across the entire spectrum of private and public law.

66 articles, dating from 1960 to 1995
Contributors: G. Becker, G. Calabresi, R. Coase, R. Cooter, H. Demsetz, R. Epstein, W. Landes, H. Manne, S. Shavell, G. Stigler, O. Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852789725
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/1997
Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series , #81
Pages: 2056
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Richard A. Posner, retired Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and formerly Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, US and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, US and Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy

Table of Contents

Contents: Volume I: Part I: The Law and Economics Movement: History and Methodology Part II: Courts and the Efficiency of the Common Law Part III: Beyond Courts and Legislators: Other Sources of Law Part IV: The Coase Theorem and the Economics of Property Rights • Volume II: Part I: The Economics of Contract Law Part II: Tort Law and Liability Systems Part III: The Economics of Criminal Law and Its Enforcement • Volume III: Part I: The Economics of Family Law Part II: Corporations and Business Law Part III: Constitutional and Statutory Law Part IV: The Economics of Free Speech Part V: Labour Law and Employment Discrimination
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