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Evidence: General Economic Analysis

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Boudewijn Bouckaert, Gerrit de Geest, eds., Edward Elgar, 2000

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-44

18 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2007  

Jeffrey S. Parker

George Mason University School of Law

Bruce H. Kobayashi

George Mason University - School of Law

Abstract

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.

Keywords: pre-trial discovery, burden of proof, accuracy, hearsay, evidence, trial error

JEL Classification: K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Parker, Jeffrey S. and Kobayashi, Bruce H., Evidence: General Economic Analysis. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Boudewijn Bouckaert, Gerrit de Geest, eds., Edward Elgar, 2000; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1031736

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