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Economic Analysis of Law (Casebook) 5th Edition

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ISBN-10: 1567065627
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Product Details

  • Series: Casebook
  • Hardcover: 802 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Law & Business; 5th edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567065627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567065626
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,971,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prior to 1960, legal scholars invoked economics only in a handful of specialized contexts -- mostly antitrust and taxation. But it was not generally thought that economic science had much of anything useful to say about the law generally.

Then, in the early 1960s, Guido Calabresi and Ronald Coase published a couple of papers that a lot of people found pretty darned interesting.

Richard Posner was one of those people. Within about a decade thereafter, he had written a massive treatise-textbook that attempted to apply (Chicago-school) economic insights to almost the entirety of the law, in part relying on Calabresi's insights on risk allocation and Coase's famous theorem about what happens in a world with no transaction costs.

That treatise-textbook is now in its fifth edition, and you're looking at the Amazon page for it. It would be hard to name a more influential work in the field of law and economics -- and even today, as Posner himself will gladly tell you, although there are a few other _textbooks_ on the topic, there are still no other _treatises_.

Posner's scope is breathtaking. Not content to limit himself to the usual array of legal topics (property, torts, contracts, criminal law, legal procedure, and so forth), he also manages to devote portions of his text to, e.g., sex and marriage, surrogate motherhood, prostitution, homosexuality, and a host of other controversial and/or marginal topics you don't typically encounter in an economics text.

The typical reader will probably not find him altogether persuasive on these topics.
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this is one of the most original and groundbreaking pieces of legal literature in history...Posner, one of the founders of the "chicago school" of law & economics applies the principles of ecomonics to analyze the entrire legal system from basic rules to underlying principles
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Economic Analysis of Law is beyond critics. It's a classic in the literature of Law and Economics, a true required reading. It combines a large perspective of subjects in Law and Economics with the right level of depth.
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An apparently untouched item in perfect condition. There are absolutely no signs of wear on the book. I indicate this website.Thanks.
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its ok
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