Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law
By (author) Steven Shavell
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Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law by Steven Shavell
Book DescriptionIn this book Steven Shavell provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the econoic approach to the building blocks of our legal system, namely, property law, tort law, contract law and criminal law. He also examines the litigation process as well as welfare economics and morality. Aimed at a broad audience, this book requires neither a legal background nor technical economics or mathematics to understand it. Because of its breadth, analytical clarity and general accessibility, it is likely to serve as a definitive work in the economic analysis of law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674011557
(235mm x 162mm x 32mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Economic Analysis of Accident Law, Paperback (March 2007)
Accident law, if properly designed, is capable of reducing the incidence of mishaps by making people act more cautiously. Since the 1960s, a group of legal scholars and economists have focused on identifying the effects of accident law on people's behaviour. This book aims to serve as a synthesis of research in this field.
Fairness Versus Welfare, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Steven Shavell
Poses a challenge to contemporary moral philosophy by showing that most moral principles conflict more sharply with welfare than is generally recognized. This work demonstrates that all principles that are not based exclusively on welfare will sometimes favour policies under which literally everyone would be worse off.
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Author Biography - Steven Shavell
Steven Shavell is Samuel R. Rosenthal Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
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