Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

Steven Shavell, FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LAW, Harvard University Press, 2004

Posted: 11 Feb 2004

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Steven Shavell

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

Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive, economically-oriented treatment of the basic areas of law, namely, property law, tort law, contract law, and criminal law. The book also deals with the litigation process and contains a part on welfare economics, morality, and law. Aimed at a broad audience, neither a legal background nor technical economic knowledge is needed to read it.

Note: This is a description of the book and not an actual excerpt.

Suggested Citation

Shavell, Steven, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law. Steven Shavell, FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LAW, Harvard University Press, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=501002

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