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The economics of private law

Author: Richard A Posner; Francesco Parisi
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, ©2001.
Series: Economists of the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The pioneering work of Judge Richard Posner has brought to light the broad relevance of economics to virtually all areas of law.In particular he discusses:* anthropology and the emergence of law*  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner; Francesco Parisi
ISBN: 1858986427 9781858986425
OCLC Number: 46601962
Description: xxx, 525 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Anthropology and the emergence of law. A theory of primitive society, with special reference to law --
Retribution and related concepts of punishment --
Anthropology and economics --
pt. 2. Tort law. 'The positive economic theory of tort law' / with William M. Landes --
A theory of negligence--
Strict liability: a comment --
Wealth maximization and tort law: a philosophical inquiry --
pt. 3. Contract law. Gratuitous promises in economics and law --
Impossibility and related doctrines in contract law: an economic analysis --
pt. 4. Family Law. The economics of the baby shortage / with E.M. Landes --
The regulation of the market in adoptions --
The ethics and economics of enforcing contracts of surrogate motherhood --
Conservative feminism --
pt. 5. The economics of privacy. The right of privacy --
Privacy, secrecy, and repuation --
Blackmail, privacy, and freedom of contract --
The economics of privacy.
Series Title: Economists of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner ; edited by Francesco Parisi.

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