Law and Economics in a Nutshell / Edition 5

Law and Economics in a Nutshell / Edition 5

by Jeffrey L. Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314267530

ISBN-13: 9780314267535

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: West Academic

This guide provides expert coverage of the classic issues, including basic price theory; definitions of efficiency; the Coase Theorem; and the economics of contract law, tort law, criminal law, regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property. The text also discusses less conventional topics such as public choice, what it means to be a rational maximizer of

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This guide provides expert coverage of the classic issues, including basic price theory; definitions of efficiency; the Coase Theorem; and the economics of contract law, tort law, criminal law, regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property. The text also discusses less conventional topics such as public choice, what it means to be a rational maximizer of self-interest, the assumptions underlying economic analysis as applied to law, limitations on the application of economic theory to law, the theory of second best, the prisoner’s dilemma, the economics of marriage, the economics of inheritance, evolutionary theories of law, the economics of settlement, and the implications of recent research into happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314267535
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Series:
Nutshell
Edition description:
5
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2An Introduction to Price Theory6
Ch. 3Terms and Controversies in Law and Economics27
Ch. 4The Coase Theorem and Related Property Issues56
Ch. 5Contract Law Applications82
Ch. 6Economics of Tort Law142
Ch. 7The Economics of Anti-trust183
Ch. 8The Economics of Government Regulation219
Ch. 9Public Choice257
Index291

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