Handbook of Law and Economics

Other | November 7, 2007

byA. Mitchell Polinsky, A. Mitchell Polinsky, Steven Shavell

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Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions — for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists. Moreover, given the importance of law to the welfare of societies, the economic analysis of law merits prominent treatment as a subdiscipline of economics. This two volume Handbook is intended to foster the study of the legal system by economists.

*The two volumes form a comprehensive and accessible survey of the current state of the field.
*Chapters prepared by leading specialists of the area.
*Summarizes received results as well as new developments.

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Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions — for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of...

Format:OtherDimensions:980 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 7, 2007Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080554237

ISBN - 13:9780080554235

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Table of Contents

12. Corporate Law and Governance
13. Empirical Study of Corporate Law
14. Bankruptcy Law
15. Antitrust
16. Regulation of Natural Monopoly
17. Employment Law
18. Antidiscrimination Law
19. Intellectual Property Law
20. Norms and the Law
21. Experimental Study of Law
22. The Political Economy of Law