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The Economics of Private Law Vol. 2 : The Collected Economic Essays of Richard A. Posner : Economists of the Twentieth Century Series - Richard A. Posner

The Economics of Private Law Vol. 2 : The Collected Economic Essays of Richard A. Posner

Economists of the Twentieth Century Series

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

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9781858986425
Number Of Pages: 560

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The pioneering work of Judge Richard Posner has brought to light the broad relevance of economics to virtually all areas of law. During the last three decades of the 20th century, Judge Posner provided seminal contributions to the development of an overarching economic theory of law, with applications including traditional legal subjects, such as torts and contracts, as well as non-standard topics, such as his study of primitive law and ancient customs. This selection of Judge Posner's essays reveals the importance of economic efficiency as a driving force in the formation of legal rules and, along with a rigorous introduction by Professor Parisi, demonstrates Judge Posner's unparalleled influence on the role of economics in private law.

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`This is a well edited collection of important papers which will find a home in university libraries throughout the world. The volume stands testimony to the significance of Richard Posner as the leading thinker of the L and E School.' -- K. Lawler, Economic Issues

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Anthropology and the Emergence of Law
'A Theory of Primitive Society, with Special Reference to Law', Journal of Law and Economics, 23(1), April 1980, pp. 1-53p. 3
'Retribution and Related Concepts of Punishment', Journal of Legal Studies, 9(1), January 1980, pp. 71-92p. 56
'Anthropology and Economics', Journal of Political Economy, 88(3), June 1980, pp. 608-16p. 78
Tort Law
'The Positive Economic Theory of Tort Law' with William M. Landes, Georgia Law Review, 15, 1982, pp. 851-924p. 89
'A Theory of Negligence', Journal of Legal Studies, 1(1), January 1972, pp. 29-96p. 160
'Strict Liability: A Comment', Journal of Legal Studies, 2(1), January 1973, pp. 205-21p. 236
'Wealth Maximization and Tort Law: A Philosophical Inquiry', in D.G. Owen (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995, pp. 99-111p. 253
Contract Law
'Gratuitous Promises in Economics and Law', Journal of Legal Studies, 6(2), June 1977, pp. 411-26p. 269
'Impossibility and Related Doctrines in Contract Law: An Economic Analysis', Journal of Legal Studies, 6(1), January 1977, pp. 83-118p. 285
Family Law
'The Economics of the Baby Shortage' with E.M. Landes, Journal of Legal Studies, 7(2), June 1978, pp. 323-48p. 323
'The Regulation of the Market in Adoptions', Boston University Law Review, 67, 1987, pp. 59-72p. 349
'The Ethics and Economics of Enforcing Contracts of Surrogate Motherhood', Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, 5, Spring 1989, pp. 21-31p. 363
'Conservative Feminism', University of Chicago Legal Forum, 1989, pp. 191-217p. 374
The Economics of Privacy
'The Right of Privacy', Georgia Law Review, 12(3), Spring 1978, pp. 393-422p. 403
'Privacy, Secrecy, and Reputation', Buffalo Law Review, 28(4), Fall 1979, pp. 1-55p. 433
'Blackmail, Privacy, and Freedom of Contract', University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 141(5), May 1993, pp. 1817-47p. 488
'The Economics of Privacy', American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 71, May 1981, pp. 405-9p. 519
Indexp. 524
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ISBN: 9781858986425
ISBN-10: 1858986427
Series: Economists of the Twentieth Century Series : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.98