Quantitative Methods in Comparative Law
University of Minnesota - Law School; University of Bologna
Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics; University of St. Thomas School of Law
May 2, 2012
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-20
In the field of comparative law, the use of economic analysis has been at the same time fashionable and controversial. Notwithstanding its controversial acceptance in the discipline, the so-called comparative law and economics method is an important example of the application of economics to areas that were once considered beyond the realm of economic analysis. This article discusses the multiple roles that quantitative economic methods (both theoretical and empirical) can play for comparative legal analysis.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Comparative law and economics, welfare analysis, legal origins
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40
Date posted: May 2, 2012
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