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Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

byJim Leitzel

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"Law and economics" involves the application of economic analysis to legal problems. Law and economics features in public policy debates as well as across the social sciences in fields such as political economy, constitutional economics, and political science. Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious provides a comprehensive integration of the fields of law and economics. In clear prose, Jim Leitzel challenges traditional approaches to law and economics and uncovers common themes that cut across the two fields, providing readers with ameans of integrating their knowledge to examine problems through both a legal and economic lens. This book covers the major methods of law and economics and applies those methods to various issues, including art vandalism, sales of human kidneys, and the ownership of meteorites. Compact yetcomprehensive, this is an ideal introduction to a vast number of concepts and controversies in the fields of law and economics. Economics students, law students, and those with a general interest in the social sciences will find Concepts in Law and Economics an interesting and engaging read, andwill emerge with the necessary skills for thinking like a law and economics practitioner.

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Jim Leitzel is the Director of Public Policy Studies in the College at the University of Chicago, where he has taught public policy and economics since 1998. He received his PhD in economics from Duke University; he has taught at Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the New Economic School in Moscow, and the International School of ...
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Title:Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the CuriousFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 6.18 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. E pluribus unum2. The Sixty-Minute Law School3. What's Done is Done?4. Squeezing a Balloon5. Deorum injuriae Diis curae [Injuries to the gods will be remedied by the gods]6. Crooked TimberConclusions

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"The application of economic reasoning to the law has become widespread. In this lively and engaging book, Jim Leitzel explains how and why the legal system came to rely on economic concepts. Leitzel writes with clarity and without jargon. You do not have to be a lawyer or economist tounderstand everything in this book, but lawyers and economists can benefit from this book along with anyone who is curious about the interplay of law and economics." --Sam Peltzman, Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics Emeritus, Booth School, University of Chicago