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Harmonizing Tort Law: A Comparative Tort Law and Economics Analysis

TORT LAW AND ECONOMICS, Michael Faure, ed., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 435-449, 2009

17 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2008 Last revised: 4 Nov 2009

Willem H. Van Boom

Leiden Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper presents a review of the literature on comparative tort law and economics. It pays special attention to the economics arguments against and in favour of harmonization of tort law in Europe.

Keywords: Comparative tort law and economics, European private law, tort law, economic analysis of tort law, harmonization, regulatory competition

JEL Classification: K10, K20, K30, H73

Suggested Citation

Van Boom, Willem H., Harmonizing Tort Law: A Comparative Tort Law and Economics Analysis (May 1, 2008). TORT LAW AND ECONOMICS, Michael Faure, ed., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 435-449, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1156739

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