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The evolution of efficient common law

Author: Paul H Rubin
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, ©2007.
Series: Economic approaches to law, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The notion that evolutionary forces would lead to common law efficiency has been very influential in the study of the economics of law. Further articles show that the process is indeed sometimes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Rubin
ISBN: 9781845424428 1845424425
OCLC Number: 74968717
Description: xiii, 687 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The beginnings --
Why is the common law efficient? / Paul H. Rubin --
The common law process and the selection of efficient rules / George L. Priest --
An economic theory of the evolution of common law / John C. Goodman --
A strictly evolutionary model of common law / R. Peter Terrebonne --
The first critics --
Adjudication as a private good / William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner --
Can litigation improve the law without the help of judges? / Robert Cooter and Lewis Kornhauser --
Common law and statute law / Paul H. Rubin --
The common law as central economic planning / Peter H. Aranson --
Evolutionary critics --
Evolutionary models in economics and law: cooperation versus conflict strategies / Jack Hirshleifer --
Bias in the evolution of legal rules / Gillian K. Hadfield --
Chaos and evolution in law and economics / Mark J. Roe --
Path dependence in the law: the course and pattern of legal change in a common law system / Oona A. Hathaway --
Biased revolution --
The role of lawyers in changing the law / Paul H. Rubin and Martin J. Bailey --
Litigation and the evolution of legal remedies / Vincy Fon and Francesco Parisi --
Specific applications --
The spontaneous evolution of commercial law / Bruce L. Benson --
Dispute and its resolution: delineating the economic role of the common law / Yoram Barzel --
Evolution of rules in a common law system: differential litigation of the fee fail and other perpetuities / Jeffrey Evans Stake --
Information, litigation, and common law evolution / Keith N. Hylton --
Law and finance / Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer and Robert W. Vishny --
Hayekian (macro) efficiency --
The common law and economic growth: Hayek might be right / Paul G. Mahoney --
The rise and fall of efficiency in the common law: a supply side analysis / Todd J. Zywicki --
Summing up --
Micro and macro legal efficiency: supply and demand / Paul H. Rubin.
Series Title: Economic approaches to law, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Paul H. Rubin.

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