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Economic analysis of law

Economic analysis of law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Richard Allen Posner
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Massachusetts
  • Publication Information: Boston, Little, Brown, 1972 [©1973]
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/economic-analysis-of-law/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Posner, Richard A. Economic analysis of law. Boston, Little, Brown, 1972 [©1973] (OCoLC)654151172

Short Description

XI, 415 pages ILlustrations 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Economic analysis of law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
  • Responsable Person: [by] Richard A. Posner.
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Copyright Date: 1973
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • Country/State: Massachusetts
  • Number of Editions: 134 editions
  • First edition Date: 1972
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KD833
  • OCLC: 789579

Main Contents

The economic approach to law
The common law. Property ; Contracts ; Crimes and torts ; The unity of the common law
Public regulation of the market. The theory of monopoly ; The antitrust laws ; A note on labor law ; Public utility and common carrier regulation ; The choice between regulation and common law ; Price controls
The regulation of business organizations and financial markets ; Corporations ; Capital markets ; The puzzle of the conglomerate corporation
Law and the distribution of income and wealth. Income inequalities and distributive justice ; Taxation ; The transmission of wealth at death ; Law and poverty
The Constitution and the federal system. Economic due process ; The economics of federalism ; Racial discrimination ; The marketplace of ideas, and the primacy of political over economic rights
The legal process. Allocation of resources by the market, the adversary system, and the legislative process ; Civil procedure and judicial administration ; Legal sanctions, and crime control ; Law enforcement ; The administrative process ; A note on jurisprudence.

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