Law and Economics / Edition 6

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Overview

With the Fifth Edition of their best-selling text, Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132540650
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 295,605
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cooter, a pioneer in the field of law and economics, began teaching in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley in 1975 and joined the Boalt faculty in 1980. He has been a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and a recipient of various awards and fellowships, including Guggenheim, the Jack N. Pritzker Visiting Research Professorship at Northwestern Law School, and, most recently, the Max Planck Research Prize. He was an Olin visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School and lectured at the University of Cologne in 1989. He is coeditor of the International Review of Law and Economics. He is one of the founders of the American Law and Economics Association and served from 1994 to 1995 as its president. In 1999 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Thomas Ulen received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He holds a Swanlund Chair, one of the highest endowed titles on the Urbana-Champaign campus, and is Director of the College’s Program in Law and Economics. In addition, he is a research affiliate of the Environmental Council, a member of the Campus Honors faculty, and holds positions in the Department of Economics and the Institute for Government and Public Affairs. Recently, Professor Ulen served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bielefeld, and as the Foreign Chair in International and Comparative Law at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He has previously been a Visiting Professor in Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, and a Ford Foundation Professor in Shanghai, China. Professor Ulen was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association and has served as a member of the editorial board of several professional journals. He is also a co-organizer, with Professor Tom Ginsburg and Professor Richard McAdams, of the Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at the College of Law.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Law and Economics
Chapter 2: A Brief Review of Microeconomic Theory
Chapter 3: A Brief Introduction to Law and Legal Institutions
Chapter 4: An Economic Theory of Property
Chapter 5: Topics in the Economics of Property Law
Chapter 6: An Economic Theory of Tort Law
Chapter 7: Topics in the Economics of Tort Liability
Chapter 8: An Economic Theory of Contract Law
Chapter 9: Topics in the Economics of Contract Law
Chapter 10: An Economic Theory of the Legal Process
Chapter 11: Topics in the Economics of the Legal Process
Chapter 12: An Economic Theory of Crime and Punishment
Chapter 13: Topics in the Economics of Crime and Punishment
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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Good Book, CANNOT READ IN NOOK

    I cannot read the book in my Nook, so if you are buying the ebook, please beware.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    Excellent textbook

    This is one of the finest textbooks I've ever read; my perspective is that of an economics major. The book explains things very well and makes it easy to understand the concepts. There is also a very good website supporting it, though not fully updated as of Dec. 2003.

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