A non-technical introduction to the economics of law
Beginning with a brief history of the field, it sets out the basic economic concepts useful to lawyers, and applies these to assess the core areas of common law – property, contract, tort and crime – with particular emphasis on their doctrinal structure and remedies. This is done using leading cases drawn from the birthplace of the common law (England and Wales) and other common law jurisdictions.
The book serves as a primer to the wider use of economics which has become increasingly important for law students, lawyers, legislators, regulators and those concerned with our legal system generally.
2007, Published by Cambridge University Press in association with the IEA
ISBN 978-0-521-69546-6, 268pp, PB
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