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Quantitative Methods in Comparative Law

18 Pages Posted: 2 May 2012  

Francesco Parisi

University of Minnesota - Law School; University of Bologna

Barbara Luppi

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics; University of St. Thomas School of Law

Date Written: May 2, 2012

Abstract

In the field of comparative law, the use of economic analysis has been at the same time fashionable and controversial. Notwithstanding its controversial acceptance in the discipline, the so-called comparative law and economics method is an important example of the application of economics to areas that were once considered beyond the realm of economic analysis. This article discusses the multiple roles that quantitative economic methods (both theoretical and empirical) can play for comparative legal analysis.

Keywords: Comparative law and economics, welfare analysis, legal origins

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Parisi, Francesco and Luppi, Barbara, Quantitative Methods in Comparative Law (May 2, 2012). Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2049907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2049907

Francesco Parisi (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Law School ( email )

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University of Bologna ( email )

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Barbara Luppi

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

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41100 Modena, Modena 41100
Italy

University of St. Thomas School of Law

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Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States

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