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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
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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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