Law and Socioeconomics

Journal of Legal Education, June 1999

21 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2006

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Jeffrey Lynch Harrison

University of Florida - Levin College of Law


In this essay, I explain what socioeconomics is, primarily by showing how economics and socioeconomics might be applied in addressing two issues that are fundamental to law. I hope these comments will illustrate why a socioeconomic analysis of law may displace the economic analysis of law. They are designed to show that the fit is better between law and socioeconomics than it is between law and economics; in other words, socioeconomics is the better complement to law.

Keywords: economics, law, socioeconomics, pareto, ultimatum

JEL Classification: K10, D63

Suggested Citation

Harrison, Jeffrey Lynch, Law and Socioeconomics. Journal of Legal Education, June 1999. Available at SSRN:

Jeffrey Lynch Harrison (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

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Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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