Evidence: General Economic Analysis
Jeffrey S. Parker
George Mason University School of Law
Bruce H. Kobayashi
George Mason University - School of Law
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Boudewijn Bouckaert, Gerrit de Geest, eds., Edward Elgar, 2000
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-44
The economic analysis of evidence law is relatively less developed than other areas of the law and economics literature, notwithstanding this subject's close relationship to other well-developed areas, most notably the economic analysis of procedural rules. This chapter first will develop some of the general issues raised by the economic analysis of evidence within the Anglo-American tradition of adversarial presentation. We will then proceed to consider the existing literature on specific topics in the law of evidence and related problems of pre-trial discovery and trial error.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: pre-trial discovery, burden of proof, accuracy, hearsay, evidence, trial error
JEL Classification: K41, K42
Date posted: November 21, 2007
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