Bibliographic Details

The economic dynamics of law / David M. Driesen.

Author / Creator Driesen, David M.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Subject Law and economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
LAW -- Reference.
Law and economics.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9781139423717
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book offers a theory of law and economics focused on change over time, aimed at avoiding systemic risks, and implemented through an analysis of law's economic incentives and how people respond to them"--
"Law influences the future, not the past. Legislative bodies may write laws in response to a past event, such as the recent financial crisis. But legislative bodies around the world can no longer prevent the crisis of 2008; they can only seek to prevent a different financial crisis from occurring in the future. A vigorous and appropriate response to the 9/11 attacks might conceivably prevent future terrorist attacks, which might or might not use airplanes, but by 9/12 keeping the World Trade Center from collapsing lay beyond human power. Attempts to address climate disruption cannot lower last year's temperature; they can only ameliorate future flooding, drought, disease, and ecosystem destruction"--
Other form Print version: Driesen, David M. Economic dynamics of law. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107004856