Law and Behavioral Economics

Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, (Forthcoming)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 16-25

11 Pages Posted: 11 May 2016 Last revised: 9 Oct 2017

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Eyal Zamir

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 8, 2016

Abstract

This is a draft entry for the Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. It provides a bird’s-eye view of behavioral economics, its impact on legal theory and policy, its implications, and the critique leveled against it.

Keywords: Behavioral law and economics, Economic analysis of law, Heuristics and biases, Judgment and decision-making, Libertarian paternalism, Nudge, Rational choice theory

JEL Classification: A12, K00, K20

Suggested Citation

Zamir, Eyal, Law and Behavioral Economics (May 8, 2016). Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, (Forthcoming), Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 16-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2777091

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