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The Economics of Justice

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674235267

Publication Date: 08/16/1983

Academic Trade

432 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


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Richard Posner is the leading pioneer in the relatively new field known loosely as ’law and economics’… [He] is in the thick of the intellectual battles about the kind of world we live in, and the kind we want to create.—Thomas Sowell, Fortune

The book is a testimony to the range of Posner’s competence and interest. It is nicely written and accessible to anyone familiar with the particular legal issues he discusses, with the general problem of justice, or with tools of economic analysis.—Jules Coleman, Stanford Law Review

This is a remarkable collection of essays… Few can match the breadth of scholarship and the incredible originality of Richard Posner’s work.—Thomas S. Ulen, The Wall Street Review of Books

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