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Law and Economics: Alternative Economic Approaches to Legal and Regulatory Issues : Alternative Economic Approaches to Legal and Regulatory Issues - Margaret Oppenheimer

Law and Economics: Alternative Economic Approaches to Legal and Regulatory Issues

Alternative Economic Approaches to Legal and Regulatory Issues

Hardcover Published: 15th December 2004
ISBN: 9780765613318
Number Of Pages: 480

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The economic analysis of legal and regulatory issues need not be limited to the neoclassical economic approach. The expert contributors to this work employ a variety of heterodox legal-economic theories to address a broad range of legal issues. They demonstrate how these various approaches can lead to very different conclusions concerning the role of the law and legal intervention in a wide array of contexts. The schools of thought and methodologies represented here include institutional economics, new institutional economics, socio-economics, social economics, behavioral economics, game theory, feminist economics, Rawlsian economics, radical economics, Austrian economics, and personalist economics. The legal and regulatory issues examined include anti-trust and competition, corporate governance, the environment and natural resources, land use and property rights, unions and collective bargaining, welfare benefits, work-time regulation and standards, sexual harassment in the workplace, obligations of employers and employees to each other, crime, torts, and even the structure of government. Each contributor brings a different emphasis and provides thoughtful, sometimes provocative analysis and conclusions. Together, these heterodox insights will provide valuable supplementary reading for courses in law and economics as well as public policy and business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword: Some Thoughts on the Study of Law and Economics and on the Role of Government
Introduction: New Approaches to Law and Economics
Law and Economics: Making the Case for a Broader Approach
The Foundations of Socioeconomics and Its Relation to Law
Legal Issues Concerning Firms and Market Structure
The Inadequacy of Competition Policies: A New Institutional Approach
Approach: New institutional economics Application: Competition policy
The Market Path to Liberation? Feminism, Economics, and Corporate Law
Approach: Feminist economics Application: Corporate governance
Alternative Economic Approaches to Antitrust Enforcement
Approach: Neoclassical, Harvard, and Chicago approaches Application: Antitrust law
Legal Issues Concerning Natural Resources, the Environment and Land Use
A Comparative Institutional Approach to Law and Economics: Theory and Applications-The Envioronment, Natural Resources, and Land Use
Approach: Institutional law and economics Application: Enviornmental, natural resources, and land-use policy
Property and Politics in the Hudson Valley: Continuity and Change in the Corporate Form
Approach: institutional economics Application: Land use and property rights
Prior Questions: Endogenous Property Rights in Economics and the Case of the Radio Spectrum
Approach: New institutional, institutional and radical economics
Application: Property rights in the radio spectrum
Legal Issues Concerning Labor, Employment and Unemployment
An Alternative Economic Analysis of the Regulation of Unions and Collective Bargaining
Approach: Behavioral economics and game theory Application: Unions
Personalist Economics, Justice, and the Law: Applications to Labor, Product and Credit Markets
Approach: Personalist economics Application: Labor, product, and credit markets
The Efficiency and Employment-Enhancing Effects of Social Welfare
Approach: Behavioral economics Application: Social welfare policy
Alternative Economic Approaches to Analyzing Hours of Work Determination and Standards
Approach: Behavioral and social economics Application: Regulation of working hours
Efficient But Not Equitable: The Problem With Using the Law and Economics Paradigm to Interpret Sexual Harassment in the Work Place
Approach: Feminist and Ralwsian theory Application: Sexual harassment in the work place
Other Legal Issues
A Social Economics of Crime (Based on Kantian Ethics)
Approach: Social Economics Application: Criminal law
Economic Analysis of Tort Law: Austrian and Kantian Perspectives
Approach: Austrian economics Application: Tort law
Institutional Change and Economic Growth in Spain Since Democratic Transition in 1978: Regulating Regional Self-Governance as a Key Factor
Approach: Institutional economics Application: National governance
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765613318
ISBN-10: 076561331X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 15th December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79