Economics and the law : from Posner to postmodernism and beyond

Nicholas Mercuro and Steven G. Medema

This is an expanded second edition of Nicholas Mercuro and Steven Medema's influential book "Economics and the Law", whose publication in 1998 marked the most comprehensive overview of the various schools of thought in the burgeoning field of Law and Economics. Each of these competing yet complementary traditions has both redefined the study of law and exposed the key economic implications of the legal environment. The book remains true to the scope and aims of the first edition, but also takes account of the field's evolution.At the book's core is an expanded discussion of the Chicago school, Public Choice Theory, Institutional Law and Economics, and New Institutional Economics. A new chapter explores the Law and Economics literature on social norms, today an integral part of each of the schools of thought. The chapter on the New Haven and Modern Civic Republican approaches has likewise been expanded. These chapters are complemented by a discussion of the Austrian school of Law and Economics. Each chapter now includes an "At Work" section presenting applications of that particular school of thought. By providing readers with a concise, noncritical description of the broad contours of each school, this book illuminates the fundamental insights of a field with important implications not only for economics and the law, but also for political science, philosophy, public administration, and sociology.

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  • Preface ix Chapter 1: The Jurisprudential Niche of Law and Economics 1 Appendix A: The Theory of Market Failure 60 Appendix B: Efficiency Concepts in Law and Economics 68 Chapter 2: Chicago Law and Economics 94 Chapter 3: Public Choice Theory 156 Chapter 4: Institutional Law and Economics 208 Chapter 5: The New Institutional Economics 241 Chapter 6: Branching Out: New Haven, Modern Civic Republican, and Austrian Approaches 284 Chapter 7: Social Norms and Law and Economics 306 Bibliography 343 Index 375

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書名 Economics and the law : from Posner to postmodernism and beyond
著作者等 Medema, Steven G.
Mercuro, Nicholas
シリーズ名 Princeton paperbacks
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2006
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 x, 385 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691125724
NCID BA78934923
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国