Odd Markets in Japanese History: Law and Economic Growth

Odd Markets in Japanese History: Law and Economic Growth

by J. Mark Ramseyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521563860

ISBN-13: 9780521563864

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Employing a rational-choice approach, Professor Ramseyer studies the impact of Japanese law on economic growth in Japan. Toward that end, the author investigates the way law governed various markets, and the way that people negotiated contracts within those markets. Findings reveal that the legal system generally promoted mutually advantageous deals, and that

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Overview

Employing a rational-choice approach, Professor Ramseyer studies the impact of Japanese law on economic growth in Japan. Toward that end, the author investigates the way law governed various markets, and the way that people negotiated contracts within those markets. Findings reveal that the legal system generally promoted mutually advantageous deals, and that people generally negotiated in ways that shrewdly promoted their private best interests. Whether in the markets for indentured servants, prostitutes, or marriage partners, this study reports little evidence of either age- or gender-related exploitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521563864
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Law and economic growth; 2. Property: water and land; 3. Externalities: smoke and noise; 4. Markets: children; 5. Autonomy: family law; 6. Promissory credibility: sex; 7. Cartels: cotton spinning; 8. Conclusions; References; Index.

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