Economic Analysis of Law
A. Mitchell Polinsky
Stanford Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 316
Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 536
This entry for the forthcoming The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (Second Edition) surveys the economic analysis of five primary fields of law: property law; liability for accidents; contract law; litigation; and public enforcement and criminal law. It also briefly considers some criticisms of the economic analysis of law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 42
Keywords: law and economics, property law, liability for accidents, contract law, litigation, public enforcement, criminal law
JEL Classification: D23, J28, K11, K12, K13, K14, K32, K41, K42, P14
Date posted: November 29, 2005
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