Economic Foundations of Private Law (Elgar Critical Writings Readers Series)

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Originally published between 1960 and 1989, the 23 papers in this reader are presented by Posner (U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and U. of Chicago Law School) and Parisi (George Mason School of Law) as seminal papers on the economics of property, contract, and tort law that continue to exert an influence on the field. Before presenting the papers dealing specifically with the three above topics, the editors present papers discussing the methodology of law and economics and the efficiency of the common law...
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Originally published between 1960 and 1989, the 23 papers in this reader are presented by Posner (U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and U. of Chicago Law School) and Parisi (George Mason School of Law) as seminal papers on the economics of property, contract, and tort law that continue to exert an influence on the field. Before presenting the papers dealing specifically with the three above topics, the editors present papers discussing the methodology of law and economics and the efficiency of the common law hypothesis. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Acknowledgements
The Economic Foundations of Private Law: An Introduction
1 The Law and Economics Movement
2 About Law and Economics: A Letter to Ronald Dworkin
3 Why the Legal System is Less Efficient than the Income Tax in Redistributing Income
4 Wealth Maximization Revisited
5 An Economic Analysis of the Courts
6 An Economic Analysis of Legal Rulemaking
7 Why is the Common Law Efficient?
8 The Common Law Process and the Selection of Efficient Rules
9 Economic Analysis of Legal Disputes and Their Resolution
10 The Problem of Social Cost
11 When Does the Rule of Liability Matter?
12 Toward a Theory of Property Rights
13 Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral
14 The Economic Basis of Damages for Breach of Contract
15 Mistake, Disclosure, Information, and the Law of Contracts
16 The Case for Specific Performance
17 Enforcing Promises: An Examination of the Basis of Contract
18 Damage Measures for Breach of Contract
19 Filling Gaps in Incomplete Contracts: An Economic Theory of Default Rules
20 The Positive Economic Theory of Tort Law
21 Strict Liability Versus Negligence
22 Liability for Harm Versus Regulation of Safety
23 Economic Analysis of Punitive Damages
Name Index
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