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Getting incentives right : improving torts, contracts, and restitution

Getting incentives right : improving torts, contracts, and restitution

Author: Robert Cooter; Ariel Porat
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Lawyers, judges, and scholars have long debated whether incentives in tort, contract, and restitution law effectively promote the welfare of society. This book explains how law might better serve the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cooter; Ariel Porat
ISBN: 9780691151595 0691151598
OCLC Number: 903995023
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Torts and misalignments --
Prices, sanctions, and discontinuities --
The injurer's self-risk puzzle --
Negligence per se and unaccounted risks --
Lapses and substitution --
Total liability for excessive harm --
Contracts and victims' incentives --
Unity in the law of tort and contracts --
Anti-insurance --
Decreasing liability contracts and the assistant interest --
Restitution and positive externalities --
A public goods theory of restitution --
Liability externalities and mandatory choices --
The relationship between nonlegal sanctions and damages.
Responsibility: Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat.


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"Getting Incentives Right does just as the book's title says, and does so in a way that will startle and educate novices as well as seasoned economists and lawyers, not to mention law professors and Read more...

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