The Future of Law and Economics: A Discussion

28 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2008  

Henry G. Manne

George Mason University School of Law (Deceased)

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: June 2008

Abstract

There are a several forces pushing on the law and economics (L&E) movement from different directions. The authors exchanged perspectives on trends in economics, and in particular the increasing mathematical formalization of economics, and their implications for the future of L&E in legal scholarship. The authors discuss strengths and weaknesses of the modern L&E movement, speculate as to where L&E might be headed in the future, and how potential pitfalls might be avoided. The exchange between the authors took place at Truthonthemarket.com and the blog posts have been compiled into this essay.

Keywords: detachment, econometrics, empirical, law and economics, mathematical formalizations, mathematization, Olin Foundation, scholarship, trends, truthonthemarket.com

JEL Classification: K00, K10

Suggested Citation

Manne, Henry G. and Wright, Joshua D., The Future of Law and Economics: A Discussion (June 2008). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145421 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1145421

Henry G. Manne (Contact Author)

George Mason University School of Law (Deceased) ( email )

3301 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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