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Foundations of economic analysis of law

Author: Steven Shavell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the economic approach to the building blocks of the US legal system - namely property law, tort law, contract law and criminal law. The book examines  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shavell
ISBN: 0674011554 9780674011557
OCLC Number: 52542055
Description: xx, 737 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Property law --
Definition, justification, and emergence of property rights --
Division of property rights --
Acquisition and transfer of property --
Conflict and cooperation in the use of property: the problem of externalities --
Public property --
Property rights in information --
Accident law --
Liability and deterrence: basic theory --
Liability and deterrence: firms --
Extensions of the analysis of deterrence --
Liability, risk-bearing, and insurance --
Liability and administrative costs --
Contract law --
Overview of contracts --
Contract formation --
Production contracts --
Other types of contract --
Litigation and the legal process --
Basic theory of litigation --
Extensions of the basic theory --
General topics on the legal process --
Public law enforcement and criminal law --
Deterrence with monetary sanctions --
Deterrence with nonmonetary sanctions --
Extensions of the theory of deterrence --
Incapacitation, rehabilitation, and retribution --
Criminal law --
General structure of the law --
The general structure of the law and its optimality --
Welfare economics, morality and the law --
Welfare economics and morality --
Implications for the analysis of law --
Income distributional equity and the law.
Responsibility: Steven Shavell.

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