Economics of the Law
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Economics of the Law : Torts, Contracts, Property, Litigation

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Over the past two decades, the field of law and economics has matured to the point where scholars have employed the latest economic methods in an effort to understand the nature of legal rules and to guide legal reform. This book is the first to provide a broad survey of this scholarship as it has been applied to problems in torts, contracts, property, and litigation. It will therefore serve as a convenient reference guide to this exciting field.show more

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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 26mm | 458.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195103904
  • 9780195103908
  • 2,075,607

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Over the past two decades, the field of law and economics has matured to the point where scholars have employed the latest economic methods in an effort to understand the nature of legal rules and to suggest how these rules could be reformed. This book is the first to provide a broad survey of this scholarship as it has been applied to problems in tort law, contract law, property law, and litigation. Because of its broad coverage, the book will serve as a convenient reference guide for researchers in the field, a rigorous introduction for economists interested in learning about law and economics, and a useful teaching tool for graduate and advanced undergraduate law and economics courses.show more

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...a fine example of what is best in the economists' approach to law: succinctness and clarity of style; precision in argument and (suitable) caution in the conclusions drawn. Miceli adops a formal approach, using a mathematical model for each are of analysis. - Anthony Ogus.show more

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