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Description - Cost-benefit Analysis by Matthew D. Adler

Cost-benefit analysis is a widely used governmental evaluation tool, though academics remain skeptical. This volume gathers prominent contributors from law, economics, and philosophy for discussion of cost-benefit analysis, specifically its moral foundations, applications and limitations. This new scholarly debate includes not only economists, but also contributors from philosophy, cognitive psychology, legal studies, and public policy who can further illuminate the justification and moral implications of this method and specify alternative measures. These articles originally appeared in the "Journal of Legal Studies." Contributors: - Matthew D. Adler - Gary S. Becker - John Broome - Robert H. Frank - Robert W. Hahn - Lewis A. Kornhauser - Martha C. Nussbaum - Eric A. Posner - Richard A. Posner - Henry S. Richardson - Amartya Sen - Cass R. Sunstein - W. Kip Viscusi

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226007632
ISBN-10: 0226007634
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew D. Adler

Matthew D. Adler is a professor of law at the Unversity of Pennsylvania and co-author of "Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis." Eric A. Posner is a professor law at the University of Chicago Law School and author and editor of several books including "Law and Social Norms."

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