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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jules L Coleman; Jeffrey Lange
|Description:||2 volumes ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Volume 1: Part 1 Fundamental concepts in law and economics: the problem of social cost, Coase; property rules, liability rules and inalienability - one view of the Cathedral, Calabresi and Melamed; prices and sanctions, Cootar. Part 2 Economic analysis of tort law: toward a test for strict liability in torts, Calabresi and Hirschoff; toward an economic theory of liability, Brown; some effects of uncertainty on compliance with legal standards, Calfee and Craseell. Part 3 Economic analysis of contract law: enforcing promises - an examination of the basis of contract, Goetz and Scott; risk sharing through breach of contract remedies, Polinsky; transaction-cost economics - the governance of contractual relations, Williamson. Part 4 Economic analysis of property law: toward a theory of property rights, Demsetz; of Coase and cattle - dispute resolution among neighbours in Shasta County, Ellickson; inalienability and the theory of property rights, Rose-Ackerman. Part 5 Economic analysis of crime: criminal law and the optimal use of non-monetary sanctions as a deterrent; on the economic theory of crime, Klevorick. Volume 2: Part 1 Economic analysis of the common law process: why is the common law efficient?, Rubin; can litigation improve the law without the help of judges, Cooter and Kornhauser; the selection of disputes for litigation, Priest and Klein. Part 2 Economic analysis of the corporation: ownership of the firm, Hansmann; theory of the firm - managerial behaviour, agency costs and ownership structures, Jensen and Meckling; limited liability and the corporation, Easterbrook and Fischel. Part 3 Collective choice and the law: constitutional deregulation - notes toward a public choice theory for statutory interpretation, Eskridge; ways of criticizing the court, Easterbrook. Part 4 Applications of game theory to the law: bargaining in the shadow of the law - a testable model of strategic behaviour, Cooter, Marks and Mnookin; the tax compliance game - toward an interactive theory of law enforcement, Gratez, Reinganum and Wilde. Part 5 Philosophical foundations of law and economics: efficiency, utility and wealth maximization, Coleman; utilitarianism, economics and legal theory, Posner; is wealth a value?, Dworkin.|
|Series Title:||International library of essays in law and legal theory., Schools ;, 3.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Jules Coleman and Jeffrey Lange.|