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Economic Law And Economic Growth

Economic Law And Economic Growth

by George E. Garvey, Gerald J. Garvey


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Economic Law And Economic Growth

This volume provides a practical answer to, among other questions, Whither public law after the 'Chicago School'? Using perspectives from American history, economic theory, and legal analysis, the Garvey's take an interdisciplinary approach to U.S. public law and policy—antitrust and regulation—and develop the essential unity of the two major fields based on a clearly written summary of pertinent microeconomic principles. They establish that economic growth has been a primary goal of U.S. public policy throughout the nation's history. The authors provide a thorough critical survey of neopopulism and neoclassicism, the two major post-war impulses in public economic law. An innovative and concrete framework for policy development and for practical institutional reform aimed at improving U.S. industrial competitiveness by improving the capital allocation process is presented here. The highly readable text is complemented by graphics and tables for those who may want a rigorous treatment of economic/legal concepts. The work has been extensively annotated, especially to legal precedents and economic texts.

Law school libraries, major public libraries, libraries of law firms, federal courts and superior state courts, as well as university libraries will find Economic Law and Economic Growth a necessary addition. This is a volume that can be productively consulted by practicing lawyers and college/university teachers in the fields of antitrust law, regulation—both lawyers and economists, and public policy. An invaluable addition to courses in antitrust and administrative law, economic policy, the regulatory process, economic development/industrial policy, and political economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313272011
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/18/1990
Series: Contributions in Economics and Economic History Series , #10
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 0.50(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

GEORGE E. GARVEY is Ordinary Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Catholic University School of Law. He has served as counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, and has published articles on antitrust matters and regulatory reform.

GERALD J. GARVEY is Professor of Political Science, Princeton University. His previously published books include Constitutional Bricolage (1970), Energy, Ecology, Economy (1972), Nuclear Power and Social Planning (1976) and Strategy and the Defense Dilemma (1984).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Antitrust, Regulation, and the American Growth System

Antebellum America: Emergence of the Growth System

The Context and Functions of Modern Economic Law

Neopopulism and the Image of the Atomized Market

Neoclassical Price Theory and Rate Regulation

The Chicago School, Antitrust, and Consumer Surplus

Antitrust, Regulation, and the Field of Policy Choice

Selected Bibliography


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