Principles and Methods of Law and Economics: Enhancing Normative Analysis

Principles and Methods of Law and Economics: Enhancing Normative Analysis

by Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
     
 

The book juxtaposes economic analysis with moral philosophy, political theory, egalitarianism, and other methodological principles.See more details below

Overview

The book juxtaposes economic analysis with moral philosophy, political theory, egalitarianism, and other methodological principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826815
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: innovation in legal thinking; Part I. Principles: 1. From formal logic to normative reasoning; 2. Social welfare versus moral philosophy; 3. From political philosophy to game theory; 4. The importance of distribution of wealth; 5. Coase and law's irrelevance; 6. More failures of coasean irrelevance; Part II. Methods: 7. Mathematical modelling; 8. Confronting uncertainty: basic probability theory; 9. Advanced probability: distributions as the shape of randomness; 10. How to price uncertainty: finance; 11. Finance and probability: options and derivatives; 12. Using spreadsheets; 13. Statistics; 14. Conclusion: importing methodological innovations.

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