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Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

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$109.00 • £94.95 • €99.95

ISBN 9780674011557

Publication Date: 03/15/2004


768 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
    • 1. Introduction
  • Part I. Property Law
    • 2. Definition, Justification, and Emergence of Property Rights
    • 3. Division of Property Rights
    • 4. Acquisition and Transfer of Property
    • 5. Conflict and Cooperation in the Use of Property: The Problem of Externalities
    • 6. Public Property
    • 7. Property Rights in Information
  • Part II. Accident Law
    • 8. Liability and Deterrence: Basic Theory
    • 9. Liability and Deterrence: Firms
    • 10. Extensions of the Analysis of Deterrence
    • 11. Liability, Risk-Bearing, and Insurance
    • 12. Liability and Administrative Costs
  • Part III. Contract Law
    • 13. Overview of Contracts
    • 14. Contract Formation
    • 15. Production Contracts
    • 16. Other Types of Contract
  • Part IV. Litigation and the Legal Process
    • 17. Basic Theory of Litigation
    • 18. Extensions of the Basic Theory
    • 19. General Topics on the Legal Process
  • Part V. Public Law Enforcement and Criminal Law
    • 20. Deterrence with Monetary Sanctions
    • 21. Deterrence with Nonmonetary Sanctions
    • 22. Extensions of the Theory of Deterrence
    • 23. Incapacitation, Rehabilitation, and Retribution
    • 24. Criminal Law
  • Part VI. General Structure of the Law
    • 25. The General Structure of the Law and Its Optimality
  • Part VII. Welfare Economics, Morality, and the Law
    • 26. Welfare Economics and Morality
    • 27. Implications for the Analysis of Law
    • 28. Income Distributional Equity and the Law
    • 29. Concluding Observations
  • References
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index

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