Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

by Robert D. Cooter
     
 

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"Getting Incentives Right does just as the book's title says, and does so in a way that will startle and educate novices as well as seasoned economists and lawyers, not to mention law professors and their students. The book guides readers to places where multiple parties and margins are accounted for, casting brilliant light on important legal problems."&

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"Getting Incentives Right does just as the book's title says, and does so in a way that will startle and educate novices as well as seasoned economists and lawyers, not to mention law professors and their students. The book guides readers to places where multiple parties and margins are accounted for, casting brilliant light on important legal problems."—Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School

"Courts should get incentives right when developing rules in tort, contract, and restitution law. But even after decades of scholarship, commentators have only a vague idea as to what the right incentives are. Cooter and Porat put their powerful imaginations to work in a book full of surprising insights and compelling arguments about improving these areas of law. This lucid book will appeal to both the novice and expert."—Eric Posner, University of Chicago

"This timely book presents Cooter and Porat's full perspective on the challenges that three important bodies of law—torts, contracts, and restitution—face in inducing optimal behavior. The result is a unique book that I have no doubt will become one of the leading texts in its field. Thought-provoking, original, and useful, it fills a void in the current legal literature."—Ehud Guttel, Hebrew University Law School

"Cooter and Porat are the most innovative and inspirational law and economics scholars of our generation. More than anyone else, they are good at identifying ideas, problems, and solutions that cut across subject areas. This book brings them together to unveil common threads and exploit analytical synergies between different concepts. This is a work that every scholar in the field and every respectable academic library will want to own."—Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota Law School and University of Bologna

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691151595
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/23/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,164,235
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert D. Cooter is the Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Solomon's Knot, The Strategic Constitution (both Princeton), and Law and Economics. Ariel Porat is the Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and the Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. His books include Tort Liability under Uncertainty, Torts, and Contributory Fault in the Law of Contracts.

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