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The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law

by Eyal Zamir
     
 

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The past twenty years have witnessed a surge in behavioral studies of law and law-related issues. These studies have challenged the application of the rational-choice model to legal analysis and introduced a more accurate and empirically grounded model of human behavior. This integration of economics, psychology, and law is breaking exciting new ground in legal

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The past twenty years have witnessed a surge in behavioral studies of law and law-related issues. These studies have challenged the application of the rational-choice model to legal analysis and introduced a more accurate and empirically grounded model of human behavior. This integration of economics, psychology, and law is breaking exciting new ground in legal theory and the social sciences, shedding a new light on age-old legal questions as well as cutting edge policy issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Law brings together leading scholars of law, psychology, and economics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of this field of research, including its strengths and limitations as well as a forecast of its future development. Its 29 chapters organized in four parts. The first part provides a general overview of behavioral economics. The second part comprises four chapters introducing and criticizing the contribution of behavioral economics to legal theory. The third part discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. Finally, the fourth part analyzes the contribution of behavioral economics to fifteen legal spheres ranging from core doctrinal areas such as contracts, torts and property to areas such as taxation and antitrust policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199945474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2014
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

Eyal Zamir holds an LL.B. and Dr.Jur. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law at the Hebrew University, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2002 to 2005. Professor Zamir was a visiting researcher or visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, NYU, Georgetown, UCLA, and Zurich law schools. He has authored or edited thirteen books and published some fifty articles in Israeli and American law journals, including the Columbia Law Review, the Journal of Legal Studies, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and the American Journal of International Law.

Doron Teichman is a professor in the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. (econ) and LL.B. from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M and J.S.D from the University of Michigan. Teichman has taught at several leading law schools including Columbia, Michigan and Texas. His articles have been published in venues such as: the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

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