Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics

Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics

by Alan Devlin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138806023
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Devlin is an antitrust lawyer with the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins LLP, and has taught courses on law and economics, antitrust, and intellectual property as an adjunct member of the law faculties of the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and most recently UC Hastings College of Law.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Economic Theory, Law, and Morality, Chapter One: Background Principles in Microeconomics, Chapter Two: Essential Concepts in the Law-and-Economics Literature, Chapter Three: Utilitarianism, Neoclassical Welfare Economics, and the Ethics of Markets; Part II: The Law of Tort, Chapter One: The Economics of Liability Rules and Accidents, Chapter Two: An Economic Account of Tort Doctrine; Part III: Criminal Law, Chapter One: An Economic Account of Criminal Behaviour, Chapter Two: Optimal Criminal Sanctions, Chapter Three: Problems in Criminal Law; Part IV: Property , Chapter One: The Economic Role of Property Rights, Chapter Two: Protecting Entitlements; Part V: The Law of Contract, Chapter One: An Economic Theory of Contract Law, Chapter Two: The Economics of Contractual Remedies; Part VI: Litigation, Chapter One An Economic Theory of Litigation; Part VII: Innovation Policy, Chapter One: Innovation Policy, Chapter Two: The Patent System, Chapter Three: Copyright Law; Part VIII: Competition Law and Natural-Monopoly Regulation, Chapter One: Antitrust and The Regulation of Business Strategy, Chapter Two: Antitrust Limits on Contract, Chapter Three: Monopolisation, Chapter Four: The Regulation of Natural Monopoly; Part IX: Behavioural Law & Economics , Chapter One Behavioural Law & Economics; Conclusion

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