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Economic Principles of Law - Cento Veljanovski

Economic Principles of Law


Published: 1st May 2007
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Economic Principles of Law, first published in 2007, applies economics to the doctrines, rules and remedies of the common law.

In plain English and using non-technical analysis, it offers an introduction and exposition of the 'economic approach' to law - one of the most exciting and vibrant fields of legal scholarship and applied economics.

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 the 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 & 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.

About the Author

Cento Veljanovski is Managing Partner of Case Associates; IEA Fellow in Law & Economics, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Visiting Fellow, Law & Economics Centre, Australian National University; and Affiliate, Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law & Policy, Queen Mary College, University of London. Dr Veljanovski was the first economist appointed to a lectureship in a law department at a British university and has written many books and articles on industrial economics, economic reform and law and economics. He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the UK Competition Law Report and the Journal of Network Industries.

'Particular reference is paid to leading English cases, which serves to distinguish the book from many others in the field, which is dominated by economic analysis of American Laws.' Modern Law Review

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Table of casesp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The economic approachp. 19
Propertyp. 58
Contractp. 109
Tortp. 181
Crimep. 241
Economic glossaryp. 263
Select bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 275

ISBN: 9780521695466
ISBN-10: 0521695465
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.494  x 1.778
Weight (kg): 0.49