42 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2005
Date Written: November 2005
This entry for the forthcoming The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (Second Edition) surveys the economic analysis of five primary fields of law: property law; liability for accidents; contract law; litigation; and public enforcement and criminal law. It also briefly considers some criticisms of the economic analysis of law.
Keywords: law and economics, property law, liability for accidents, contract law, litigation, public enforcement, criminal law
JEL Classification: D23, J28, K11, K12, K13, K14, K32, K41, K42, P14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Shavell, Steven, Economic Analysis of Law (November 2005). ; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 536. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=859406 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.859406