Towards Behavioral International Law and Economics? Comment on Kenneth W. Abbott

13 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2007 Last revised: 18 Jul 2014

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Anne van Aaken

University of Hamburg, Law School; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Abstract

This Comment on Kenneth Abbott discusses some of the difficulties of the reception of International Law and Economics in Europe from a methodologcial point of view. It focuses on two different questions: The first discussion is concerned with the relationship of social science and international law generally: if and where social science approaches may be relevant to legal analysis. The second discussion is concerned with the question, which social science paradigm is best suited to answer questions related to international law. A Behavioral Approach to International Law and Economics seems first more acceptable to European Scholars and second a very promising line of research.

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

van Aaken, Anne, Towards Behavioral International Law and Economics? Comment on Kenneth W. Abbott. Published in: Illinois Law Review (Symposium Issue on International Law and Economics) (2008) 1, pp. 47-59.; U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-16 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1000196

Anne Van Aaken (Contact Author)

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