Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454845538

Category: Law

Page: 1056

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Lucid, comprehensive, and definitive in its field, this text covers every aspect of economic analysis of the law. Features: Two new chapters, one on intellectual property, one on international and comparative law, both exploding fields of great importance. Earlier editions' questions have been converted to answers, making the book more accessible and informative. Revised to be clearer and less technical. More eclectic, reflecting recent criticisms of "rational choice" theory, in particular the need to supplement it with insights from psychology. Greater attention paid to judicial behavior, realistically modeled and explained in economic terms. Incorporates insights from the veritable explosion of books and articles published in the last few years on economic analysis of law.
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Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454833888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1026

View: 9303

Lucid, comprehensive, and definitive in its field, this text covers every aspect of economic analysis of the law. Features: Two new chapters, one on intellectual property, one on international and comparative law, both exploding fields of great importance. Earlier editions' questions have been converted to answers, making the book more accessible and informative. Revised to be clearer and less technical. More eclectic, reflecting recent criticisms of "rational choice" theory, in particular the need to supplement it with insights from psychology. Greater attention paid to judicial behavior, realistically modeled and explained in economic terms. Incorporates insights from the veritable explosion of books and articles published in the last few years on economic analysis of law.
Posted in Business & Economics

Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735594425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1009

View: 4265

Economic Analysis of Law, Eighth Edition, written by the pioneer in law and economics analysis, Richard A. Posner, remains the classic text in its field. This lucid, comprehensive casebook covers every aspect of the economic analysis of the law, including the common law, public regulation of the market, business organizations and financial markets, the distribution of income and wealth, the legal process, and the Constitution and the federal system. The Eighth Edition has been substantially revised to take into account current events, including the continuing economic crisis, the re-emerging field of organization economics, and recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior. The this preeminent casebook continues to offer Coverage of the legal-economic perspective on all key areas, from common law to the constitution. Accessible, lucid, and user-friendly writing and organization: Non-quantitative approach does not assume or require prior knowledge of economics or mathematics Part and chapter organization are based on legal, not economic, concepts End-of-chapter sections reinforce and extend learning with problems and suggested further readings. The Eighth Edition has been updated and revised to reflect current economic realities: The continuing economic crisis, which began in September 2008, has led to a reexamination of some of the tenets of economics manifested in previous editions. These changes are found primarily in the following chapters: Chapter 1, The Nature of Economic Reasoning Chapter 13, The Choice Between Regulation and Common Law Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy Chapter 15, Financial Markets In Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy, changes have been incorporated based on the re-emerging field of organization economics. Substantial changes to reflect recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior are evident in Chapter 19, The Market, the Adversary System, and the Legislative Process as Methods of Resource Allocation. Significant changes have also been made in the following chapters: Chapter 3, Property Chapter 4, Contract Rights and Remedies Chapter 17, Taxation Chapter 21, Civil and Criminal Procedure
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Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Steven Shavell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043499

Category: Law

Page: 759

View: 759

In this book Steven Shavell provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the economic approach to the building blocks of our legal system, namely, property law, tort law, contract law, and criminal law. He also examines the litigation process as well as welfare economics and morality. Aimed at a broad audience, this book requires neither a legal background nor technical economics or mathematics to understand it. Because of its breadth, analytical clarity, and general accessibility, it is likely to serve as a definitive work in the economic analysis of law.
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Economic Foundations of Law Second Edition

Author: Stephen Spurr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136937625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 8605

Economic Foundations of Law (2nd ed.) provides an economic analysis of the major areas of the law: property law, torts, contracts, criminal law, civil procedure, corporation law and financial markets, taxation and labor law. In line with current trends in legal scholarship, discussion is focused on economic principles such as risk aversion, efficiency, opportunity cost, moral hazard, rent-seeking behaviour and economies of scale. Accessible, comprehensive and well written, this book uses extensive practical examples and explanations to illustrate key points. There are numerous applications to lawyers and the legal profession, with detailed discussions of subjects as diverse as the proposed market for transplantable human organs, the market for adoptions, the market for bail bonds, the unanticipated effects of Megan’s law, and issues of racial profiling. Fully updated and revised, a new chapter on labor law has also been included.
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Cases and materials on law and economics

Author: David W. Barnes,Lynn A. Stout

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 2632

Economic analysis can shed light on the consequences of the law's murky operations by focusing on the incentives created by the law. Applying economic principles to legal problems brings a better understanding of the implications of legal rules.
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Frontiers of Legal Theory

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674013605

Category: Law

Page: 453

View: 8001

The most exciting development in legal thinking since World War II has been the growth of interdisciplinary legal studies. Judge Richard Posner has been a leader in this movement, and his new book explores its rapidly expanding frontier.
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The Future of Law and Economics

Essays in Reform and Recollection

Author: Guido Calabresi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300216262

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 7314

In a concise, compelling argument, one of the founders and most influential advocates of the law and economics movement divides the subject into two separate areas, which he identifies with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. The first, Benthamite, strain, “economic analysis of law,” examines the legal system in the light of economic theory and shows how economics might render law more effective. The second strain, law and economics, gives equal status to law, and explores how the more realistic, less theoretical discipline of law can lead to improvements in economic theory. It is the latter approach that Judge Calabresi advocates, in a series of eloquent, thoughtful essays that will appeal to students and scholars alike.
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Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems

Author: Ejan Mackaay

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782547916

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 3229

Ejan Mackaay offers a comprehensive look at the essential points of economic reasoning, the Coase Theorem, and legal institutions such as intellectual property, extra-contractual civil liability and contracts. The books structure mirrors the way law is taught in civil law countries, with structured presentations, references to civil code articles paired with non-technical explanations, and limited reliance on graphs. This English-language version builds on the success of the authors 2008 French-language textbook on law and economics from a civil law perspective.
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The Torts Process

Author: James A. Henderson,Douglas A. Kysar,Richard N. Pearson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887990

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 3216

The Torts Process, Ninth Edition uses a student-friendly, procedurally-focused approach that relies on proven problem-and-cases pedagogy to illuminate the overarching structure and organization of tort law. Its lively mix of problems, cases, notes, and questions stimulate thought and discussion, while providing a firm foundation in tort doctrine, history, and theory.
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Law and Economics

Author: Jeffrey L. Harrison,Jules Theeuwes

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393930535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 6833

This appealing text for the Law and Economics course features: An engaging approach that stresses student comprehension Numerous cases based on court decisions Extensive coverage of important and timely topics such as the Coase theorem, intellectual property, and behavioral economics Law and Economics in Action boxes that heighten student interest Short chapters to allow maximum flexibility for the instructor
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Copyright in a Global Information Economy

Author: Julie E. Cohen,Lydia Pallas Loren,Ruth L. Okediji,Maureen A. O'Rourke

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454863277

Category: Law

Page: 1032

View: 2854

Copyright in a Global Information Economy explores the full range of copyright law and its relationship to technological innovations and globalization. Written with precision and clarity, this ambitious yet manageable casebook elucidates the fundamental disputes of copyright law with incisive and balanced perspective. The book features comprehensive coverage of domestic and international copyright law, a balanced treatment of controversial issues, as well as a wide selection of concisely edited cases, engaging and practical examples and discussions, and photographs that facilitate and stimulate discussion of cases. Key Features of the New Edition Reorganization of materials on the copyright owner’s exclusive rights New section on copyright due diligence, licensing, and litigation Updated, streamlined notes and questions Practice exercises designed to engage students from a variety of perspectives including advocacy, client counseling, and legislative Drafting
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Economics and the Common Law

Cases and Analysis

Author: Allan DeSerpa

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324289770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 3049

Designed more to complement an existing text on the subject of Law & Economics, this casebook has more complete cases than the leading texts. Brief sections follow the cases in order to highlight the key points of economic analysis. The text fulfills the need for more complete case material, and important case material, that is sometimes glossed over in texts. At the same time, the analyses provide summaries of the key economic elements to the cases.
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Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Steven Shavell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587788154

Category: Law

Page: 121

View: 8558

This introduction to the new field of economic analysis of the law focuses on the core areas of our legal system - property, torts and accidents, contract, and crime - as well as litigation. The handbook is full of examples and is highly accessible, since no background in either law or economics is assumed and it's free of jargon, graphs, and technical material
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An Analytical Approach To Evidence

Text, Problems and Cases

Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Eleanor Swift,David S. Schwartz,Michael S. Pardo

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876085

Category: Law

Page: 1069

View: 9163

An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, Sixth Edition is a problem-based Evidence casebook that presents the Federal Rules of Evidence in context, illuminates the rulesand’ underlying theories and perspectives, and provides a fully updated and systematic account of the law. The material is presented primarily through straightforward explanatory text. Lively discussion and interesting problems (rather than numerous appellate case excerpts) engage students in understanding the principles, policies, and debates that surround evidence law. Hallmark features of An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases: An opening transcript from an actual criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practiceand—Chapter Two on the trial process can be taught with the transcript or separately A wide range of real-world problems exposes students to the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence Every chapter addresses basic rules interpretation, essential policy, and connects theory to practice Teacherand’s Manual includes sample syllabi for both 4- and 3-credit courses, transition guide for each chapter, teaching guidance, and answers to all the problems in the book Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition presents: New co-author Alex Stein (Cardozo), who has published widely in areas of evidence, economic analysis of law, and general legal theory, and brings a wealth of expertise to the sixth edition Discussion of fundamental moral questions Discussion of allocation of authority between judges and juries Rulesand’ effects on both primary (non-litigation) and litigation behavior Additional pedagogical elements, format redesign, and simplifying notes/questions to increase appeal to students (without sacrificing intellectual sophistication) New assessment problems with answers allow students to test themselves and prepare for exams
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Administrative Law

A Casebook

Author: Bernard Schwartz,Roberto L. Corrada

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 865

View: 5073

Through four editions, the late Bernard Schwartz's clear and accessible casebook has illuminated a path through the intricacies of Administrative Law for both students and instructors. Now, under the direction of Roberto L. Corrada (2000 winner of the prestigious Carnegie fellowship for teaching), Administrative Law: A Casebook returns in a revised, refined, and updated new edition. As in previous editions, this exemplary casebook emphasizes the basic principles of administrative law in an accessible fashion: concise and practical, it covers key topics in just seven chapters clear and straightforward, it was written with students in mind arranged chronologically, it mirrors the course of procedure in actual practice organized for flexibility, it begins with an overview of administrative law and its agencies addressing state law issues, in addition to standard federal topics, it gives students valuable exposure to the arena where most administrative law issues come up In the new edition, changes, revisions, and improvements for an up-to-date portrait of administrative law, including new coverage of the Office of Independent Counsel and Morrison v. Olson FDA v. Brown & Williamson, the decision holding that the FDA does not have the right to regulate the tobacco industry agency regulation of cyberspace and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act new coverage of the doctrine of non-delegation and EPA v. ATA Plus, revised and expanded coverage of standing issues, welfare reform, and the Chevron doctrine and its increasing importance today
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Commercial Transactions

A Systems Approach

Author: Lynn M. LoPucki,Elizabeth Warren,Daniel Keating,Ronald J. Mann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876522

Category: Law

Page: 1392

View: 6890

Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach explores the nuances of transaction law from a systems’ perspective, examining the infrastructure that supports commercial transactions and how lawyers apply the law in real-world situations. Its outstanding team of co-authors uses an assignment-based structure that allows professors to adapt the text to a variety of class levels and approaches. Well-crafted problems challenge students’ understanding of the material in this comprehensive, highly teachable text. Key Features of the New Edition: Updated throughout, while retaining the same structure. Highly adaptable modular text broken into assignments. Main sections can be taught in any order. Problems progress from easy to difficult. Focus on new technologies, including top-down reorganization of payment systems materials.
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Civil Procedure

Cases and Problems

Author: Barbara Allen Babcock,Toni M. Massaro,Norman W. Spaulding

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888113

Category: Law

Page: 1400

View: 1009

With lightly-edited cases, both classic and contemporary, and engaging hypothetical problems, the sixth edition of Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems promotes the analysis and understanding of both governing procedural rules and underlying doctrinal complexities. The casebook also emphasizes the social and economic contexts animating modern procedural problems and reforms as well as the constitutional dynamics underlying federal jurisdiction.
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Cases and Comments on Criminal Law

Author: Fred Edward Inbau,Andre A. Moenssens,James R. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal law

Page: 969

View: 7936

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An Introduction To Law and Economics

Author: A. Mitchell Polinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543802885

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 7599

Distinguished by brevity, lucid writing, and well-chosen examples, An Introduction to Law and Economics, now in its Fifth Edition, focuses on a set of core topics that include property, contracts, torts, criminal law, and litigation. Avoiding specialized jargon and mathematics, Polinsky teaches students how to think like an economist and understand legal issues from an economic perspective. New to the Fifth Edition: A streamlining of the products liability chapter A revised discussion of the redistributive effects of legal rules to reflect more recent scholarship on this topic The addition of several other refinements in the text and in new footnotes An updated bibliography Professors and students will benefit from: Solid coverage of relevant economic principles A normative approach that illustrates how to assess legal rules and policies in terms of economic and social goals Clear explanations of concepts
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