Economic Analysis of Law

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Louis Kaplow

Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Steven Shavell

Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: February 1999

Abstract

This is a survey of the field of economic analysis of law, focusing on the work of economists. The survey covers the three central areas of civil law liability for accidents (tort law), property law, and contracts as well as the litigation process and public enforcement of law.

Suggested Citation

Kaplow, Louis and Shavell, Steven, Economic Analysis of Law (February 1999). NBER Working Paper No. w6960. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226405

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