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Economic Analysis of Contract Law, Antitrust Law, and Safety Regulations : Garland Reference Library of the Humanities - Jenny Bourne Wahl

Economic Analysis of Contract Law, Antitrust Law, and Safety Regulations

Garland Reference Library of the Humanities

By: Jenny Bourne Wahl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th January 1999
ISBN: 9780815330868
Number Of Pages: 400

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Volume II of the three-volume series entitled Law and Economics which contains some of the key commentaries on the application of economic analysis to law. In this volume, Wahl (Carleton College) presents 18 articles and four cases that focus on two means by which people formalize their voluntary t

Introduction
The Market for "Lemons": Qualitative Uncertainty and the Market Mechanismp. 2
Transaction Costs, Risk Aversion, and the Choice of Contractual Arrangementsp. 15
A Theory of Contract Choice and the California Gold Rushp. 35
Impossibility and Related Doctrines in Contract Law: An Economic Analysisp. 53
Hadley v. Baxendalep. 90
Sherwood v. Walkerp. 94
Williams v. Walker-Thomasp. 97
Unconscionability: A Critical Reappraisalp. 105
Rings and Promisesp. 129
The Economics of the Baby Shortagep. 143
The Market for Children: Evidence from Early Modern Japanp. 169
Paris v. Stepney Borough Councilp. 192
"Square Deal" or Raw Deal? Market Compensation for Workplace Disamenities, 1884-1903p. 196
Property Rights, Risk Sharing, and Player Disability in Major League Baseballp. 219
The Nature of the Firmp. 244
The Theory of Economic Regulationp. 265
What Can Regulators Regulate? The Case of Electricityp. 285
Alcoa: The Influence of Recycling on Monopoly Powerp. 298
A Reconsideration of Taxi Regulationp. 323
The Lulling Effect: The Impact of Child-Resistant Packaging on Aspirin and Analgesic Ingestionsp. 336
Are Drivers of Air-Bag-Equipped Cars More Aggressive? A Test of the Offsetting Behavior Hypothesisp. 341
Crisis in the Cockpit? The Role of Market Forces in Promoting Air Travel Safetyp. 355
Acknowledgmentsp. 383
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ISBN: 9780815330868
ISBN-10: 0815330863
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.95 x 17.27  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2