Law And Economics / Edition 3by Werner Z. Hirsch
Since the publication of the second edition of Law and Economics in 1988, there have been major developments in economics, jurisprudence, and in the field of law and economics. These changes are reflected in the updated and improved Third Edition. About 30% of the material in the new edition is different. The reader will find that the book/b>/b>… See more details below
Since the publication of the second edition of Law and Economics in 1988, there have been major developments in economics, jurisprudence, and in the field of law and economics. These changes are reflected in the updated and improved Third Edition. About 30% of the material in the new edition is different. The reader will find that the book incorporates recent scholarly contributions and court rulings on, for example, the Takings Clause of the constitution, the high-tech communication revolution in determining what constitutes a legal contract, no-fault insurance and its economic effects, and empirical cost-benefit analysis of environmental laws. Moreover, attention is paid to recent developments in anti-monopoly law as applied to high-tech information and communication firms. Students in management, policy, law, economics, and business programs, as well as law professionals, will find the new edition of Law and Economics has kept up with the changing economic and legal climate.
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Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Law and Economics.
Nature and Origin of Laws.
Nature and History of Economics.
The Interface between Law and Economics.
Where Law and Economics Might Not Meet.
Entitlements and Externalities and the Role of the Law.
Property Law's Basic Legal Premises:
Defining Rights and Entitlements to Property.
Permanent Transfer of Rights and Entitlements.
Temporary Transfer of Rights and Entitlements.
Land Use Planning and Development.
Economic Analysis of Landlord-Tenant Laws:
Rent Control Laws.
Laws Complementing Rent Control.
Housing Subsidy Laws.
Economic Analysis of Zoning Laws:
ResidentialCommercialIndustrial Zoning Ordinances.
Zoning as a Taking?
Expanding Aims of Zoning.
The Basic Legal Premises of Contract Law.
Economic Considerations of Contract Law.
Tort Law's Basic Legal Premises:
What is a Tort?
Liability RulesIntroductory Classification.
The Rule of Contributory Negligence.
The Rule of Comparative Negligence.
The Rule of Strict Liability.
Economic Analysis of Tort Law:
Economic Analysis of Medical Malpractice.
Effects of Liability Standards.
Some Economic Considerations of Product Liability.
Economic Analysis of Accident Law.
Rules for Assigning Liability for Litigation Costs.
Tort Reforms' Economic Effects.
Basic Legal Premises of Criminal Law.
Economic Analysis of Criminal Law.
Crime Deterrence by Raising Costs to Criminals.
Crime Deterrence by Raising Legal Income.
Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection.
Court-Made Environmental Law.
Statutory Environmental Law.
The Economic Incentive to Monopolize Markets.
A Brief Outline of Antimonopoly Acts.
Ways to Monopolize Markets: Many Roads Lead to Rome.
Horizontal Mergers and Conglomerates.
Government-Induced Price Fixing and Foreclosure.
Some Further Economic Considerations.
Anti-Trust Policy Toward High-Tech Industries.
Employment Discrimination Law.
Housing Discrimination Law.
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