Handbook of law and economics. Volume 2 / 27

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 2007.
Description:1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Handbooks in economics, 0169-7218 ; 27
Handbook of Law and Economics series, 1574-0730
Handbooks in economics ; 27.
Handbook of Law and Economics series.
Subject:Law and economics.
Law -- Economic aspects.
Droit et économie politique.
Droit -- Aspect économique.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Reference.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
Law and economics.
Law -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11159758
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Other authors / contributors:Polinsky, A. Mitchell.
Shavell, Steven, 1946-
ISBN:9780080554235
0080554237
9780444531209
0444531203
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Print version record.
Summary:Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions - for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists. Moreover, given the importance of law to the welfare of societies, the economic analysis of law merits prominent treatment as a subdiscipline of economics. This two volume Handbook is intended to foster the study of the legal system by economists. *The two volumes form a comprehensive and accessible survey of the current state of the field. *Chapters prepared by leading specialists of the area. *Summarizes received results as well as new developments.
Other form:Print version: Handbook of law and economics. Volume 2. Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 2007 9780444531209 0444531203