Law and Economics in a Nutshell / Edition 5

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314267535
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Series: Nutshell
  • Edition description: 5
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 790,261
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 An Introduction to Price Theory 6
Ch. 3 Terms and Controversies in Law and Economics 27
Ch. 4 The Coase Theorem and Related Property Issues 56
Ch. 5 Contract Law Applications 82
Ch. 6 Economics of Tort Law 142
Ch. 7 The Economics of Anti-trust 183
Ch. 8 The Economics of Government Regulation 219
Ch. 9 Public Choice 257
Index 291
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