Bibliographic Details

Theoretical foundations of law and economics / edited by Mark D. White.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 282 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Subject Law and economics.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Reference.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
Law and economics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11814197
Other authors / contributors White, Mark D., 1971-
ISBN 9780511465475
0511465475
9780521889551
0521889553
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9780511464737
9780511575488
0511575483
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9781107403192
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9781107201248
9786611982898
6611982892
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9780511463204
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9780511463990
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Summary "The economic approach to law, or 'law and economics', is by far the most successful application of basic economic principles to another scholarly field, but most of the critical appraisal of the field is scattered among law reviews and economics journals. Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics provides an original, book-length examination of the methodology and philosophy of law and economics, featuring essays written by leading legal scholars, philosophers, and economists. The contributors take issue with many of the key tenets of the economic approach to law, such as its assumption of rational behavior, its reliance on market analogies, and its adoption of efficiency as the primary goal of legal decision making. They discuss the relevance of economics to the law in general, as well as to substantive areas of the law, such as contracts, torts, and crime"--EBL.
Other form Print version: Theoretical foundations of law and economics. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 9780521889551 0521889553
Standard no. 9786611982898