The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law / Edition 1

The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law / Edition 1

by Ward Farnsworth
     
 

Drawing on economics, game theory, psychology, jurisprudence, and other fields. Ward Farnsworth's The Legal Analyst is a fascinating guide to tools for thinking about the law. Every idea is taught step-by-step, explained in clear, lively language, and illustrated with telling examples. The result is an indispensable book for law students, lawyers, scholars, and anyone… See more details below

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Drawing on economics, game theory, psychology, jurisprudence, and other fields. Ward Farnsworth's The Legal Analyst is a fascinating guide to tools for thinking about the law. Every idea is taught step-by-step, explained in clear, lively language, and illustrated with telling examples. The result is an indispensable book for law students, lawyers, scholars, and anyone else interested in legal questions.

About the Author:
Ward Farnsworth is professor of law and the Nancy Barton Scholar at the Boston University School of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226238357
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
407,499
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Incentives
Ex Ante and Ex Post     3
The Idea of Efficiency     13
Thinking at the Margin     24
The Single Owner     37
The Least Cost Avoider     47
Administrative Cost     57
Rents     66
The Coase Theorem     75
Trust, Cooperation, and Other Problems for Multiple Players
Agency   Eric Posner     87
The Prisoner's Dilemma     100
Public Goods     109
The Stag Hunt     117
Chicken     126
Cascades     136
Voting Paradoxes     144
Suppressed Markets   Saul Levmore     152
Jurisprudence
Rules and Standards     163
Slippery Slopes   Eugene Volokh     172
Acoustic Separation     182
Property Rules and Liability Rules     188
Baselines     198
Psychology
Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept: The Endowment Effect and Kindred Ideas     209
Hindsight Bias     218
Framing Effects     224
Anchoring     230
Self-Serving Bias, with a Note on AttributionError     237
Problems of Proof
Presumptions     249
Standards of Proof     257
The Product Rule     273
The Base Rate     281
Value and Markets     294
Notes     305
Author Index     329
Subject Index     335

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