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Economic Foundations of Private Law : Elgar Critical Writings Reader S. - Richard A. Posner

Economic Foundations of Private Law

Elgar Critical Writings Reader S.

By: Richard A. Posner (Editor), Francesco Parisi (Editor)

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This reader brings together a number of seminal papers on law and economics, with special emphasis on the foundational contributions to the economics of property, contracts and torts in civil law.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
The Economic Foundations of Private Law: An Introductionp. ix
The Methodology of Law and Economics
'The Law and Economics Movement', American Economic Review, 77 (2), May, 1-13 (1987)p. 3
'About Law and Economics: A Letter to Ronald Dworkin', Hofstra Law Review, 8 (3), Spring, 553-62 (1980)p. 16
'Why the Legal System is Less Efficient than the Income Tax in Redistributing Income', Journal of Legal Studies, XXIII (2), June, 667-81 (1994)p. 26
'Wealth Maximization Revisited', Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, 2 (1), Fall, 85-105 (1985)p. 41
The Efficiency of the Common Law Hypothesis
'An Economic Analysis of the Courts', Journal of Law and Economics, XIV (1), April, 61-107 (1971)p. 65
'An Economic Analysis of Legal Rulemaking', Journal of Legal Studies, III (1), January, 257-86 (1974)p. 112
'Why is the Common Law Efficient?', Journal of Legal Studies, VI (1), January, 51-63 (1977)p. 142
'The Common Law Process and the Selection of Efficient Rules', Journal of Legal Studies, VI (1), January, 65-82 (1977)p. 155
'Economic Analysis of Legal Disputes and Their Resolution', Journal of Economic Literature, XXVII, September, 1067-97 (1989)p. 173
The Coase Theorem and the Economics of Property Rights
'The Problem of Social Cost', Journal of Law and Economics, III, October, 1-44 (1960)p. 207
'When Does the Rule of Liability Matter?', Journal of Legal Studies, I (1), January, 13-28 (1972)p. 251
'Toward a Theory of Property Rights', American Economic Review, 57 (2), May, 347-59 (1967)p. 267
'Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral', Harvard Law Review, 85 (6), April, 1089-128 (1972)p. 280
The Economics of Contract Law
'The Economic Basis of Damages for Breach of Contract', Journal of Legal Studies, I (2), June, 277-304 (1972)p. 323
'Mistake, Disclosure, Information, and the Law of Contracts', Journal of Legal Studies, VII (1), January, 1-34 (1978)p. 351
'The Case for Specific Performance', Yale Law Journal, 89, December, 271-306 (1979)p. 385
'Enforcing Promises: An Examination of the Basis of Contract', Yale Law Journal, 89 (7), June, 1261-88 and 1321-2 (1980)p. 421
'Damage Measures for Breach of Contract', Bell Journal of Economics, 11 (2), Autumn, 466-90 (1980)p. 451
'Filling Gaps in Incomplete Contracts: An Economic Theory of Default Rules', Yale Law Journal, 99 (1), October, 87-130 (1989)p. 476
The Economics of Tort Law and Liability Systems
'The Positive Economic Theory of Tort Law', Georgia Law Review, 15 (4), Summer, 851-924 (1981)p. 523
'Strict Liability Versus Negligence', Journal of Legal Studies, IX (1), January, 1-25 (1980)p. 597
'Liability for Harm Versus Regulation of Safety', Journal of Legal Studies, XIII (2), June, 357-74 (1984)p. 622
'Economic Analysis of Punitive Damages', Southern California Law Review, 56, 79-101 (1982)p. 640
Name Indexp. 663
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ISBN: 9781843760719
ISBN-10: 1843760711
Series: Elgar Critical Writings Reader S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.9  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.23