The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law: Three Volume Set

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law: Three Volume Set

by Peter Newman, NA NA
     
 

A great deal of economics is in fact about law - the functioning of markets, property rights and their enforcement, financial obligations and so on. Yet these legal aspects and problems are almost never addressed in the academic study of economics. At the same time a great deal of law, an increasing proportion of litigation for example, is about economics, and yet

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A great deal of economics is in fact about law - the functioning of markets, property rights and their enforcement, financial obligations and so on. Yet these legal aspects and problems are almost never addressed in the academic study of economics. At the same time a great deal of law, an increasing proportion of litigation for example, is about economics, and yet the drafting and administration of laws often ignore economic principle.The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law is uniquely placed by the quality, breadth and depth of its coverage to address this need for building bridges. Drawn from the ranks of academics and professional lawyers and economists in eight countries, the 340 contributors include the leading exponents of their specialities. Among them are Nobel laureates in economics and eminent legal scholars.The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law will become a benchmark for reference of the highest quality.

Editorial Reviews

H. Leskovac
The first work of its kind in a discipline of fairly recent prominence, The New Palgrave is an outstanding contribution. Recommended for academic and professional libraries.
Reference Books Bulletin
The 'New Palgrave' name is associated with two of the most respected scholarly reference sources in economics: The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics and The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. Grove's and editor Newman...have hit another home run with The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law.
Milton Friedman
This impressive survey demonstrates that in a few short decades law and economics has become a major subdiscipline in economics. -- Milton Friedman
From the Publisher

'For years to come, [it] is deemed to offer the most authoritative, and yet practical, way of gaining a 360-degree panorama of the various applications of economics to the law.' - International Review of Law and Economics

'...a useful source of reference for practising lawyers...' - The Commonwealth Lawyer

'The New Palgrave name has become associated with high standards in economics reference works such as Eatwell (1987) and Newman (1992). This title maintains the tradition...Law and economics has something to say on just about every area of the law. This dictionary is...an excellent introduction to these many diverse theories and views.' - Christine D. Reid, Reference Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561592159
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
657
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Newman was formerly Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University.

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