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Law and Economics 3rd ed

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Werner Z. HirschUniversity of California, Los Angeles, USA

ISBN13: 9780123494825
ISBN: 0123494826
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Hardback
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Since the publication of the second edition of Law and Economics in 1988, there have been major developments in economics, jurisprudence, and in the field of law and economics. These changes are reflected in the updated and improved Third Edition. About 30 per cent of the material in the new edition is different. The reader will find that the book incorporates recent scholarly contributions and court rulings on, for example, the Takings Clause of the constitution, the high-tech communication revolution in determining what constitutes a legal contract, no-fault insurance and its economic effects, and empirical cost-benefit analysis of environmental laws. Moreover, attention is paid to recent developments in anti-monopoly law as applied to high-tech information and communication firms. Students in management, policy, law, economics, and business programs, as well as law professionals, find the new edition of Law and Economics has kept up with the changing economic and legal climate.

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Law and Economics
Preface to the Third Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Introduction: Law and Economics. Nature and Origin of Laws. Nature and History of Economics. The Interface between Law and Economics. Where Law and Economics Might Not Meet. Entitlements and Externalities and the Role of the Law. Property Law's Basic Legal Premises: Introduction. Defining Rights and Entitlements to Property. Permanent Transfer of Rights and Entitlements. Temporary Transfer of Rights and Entitlements. Land Use Planning and Development. Conclusion. Economic Analysis of Landlord-Tenant Laws: Introduction. Habitability Laws. Rent Control Laws. Laws Complementing Rent Control. Just-Cause Laws. Housing Subsidy Laws. Conclusion. Economic Analysis of Zoning Laws: Introduction. Residential--Commercial--Industrial Zoning Ordinances. Exclusionary Zoning. Inclusionary Zoning. Zoning as a Taking? Expanding Aims of Zoning. Conclusion. Contract Law: Introduction. The Basic Legal Premises of Contract Law. Economic Considerations of Contract Law. Conclusion. Tort Law's Basic Legal Premises: Introduction. What is a Tort? Negligence. Duty. Proximate Cause. Defenses. Liability Rules--Introductory Classification. The Rule of Contributory Negligence. The Rule of Comparative Negligence. The Rule of Strict Liability. Probabilistic Causation. Damages. Conclusion. Economic Analysis of Tort Law: Introduction. Economic Analysis of Medical Malpractice. Effects of Liability Standards. Some Economic Considerations of Product Liability. Economic Analysis of Accident Law. Sovereign Immunity. Rules for Assigning Liability for Litigation Costs. Tort Reforms' Economic Effects. Conclusion. Criminal Law: Introduction. Basic Legal Premises of Criminal Law. Economic Analysis of Criminal Law. Crime Deterrence by Raising Costs to Criminals. Crime Deterrence by Raising Legal Income. Conclusion. Environmental Law: Introduction. Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection. Court-Made Environmental Law. Statutory Environmental Law. Economic Analysis. Conclusion. Antimonopoly Law: Introduction. The Economic Incentive to Monopolize Markets. A Brief Outline of Antimonopoly Acts. Ways to Monopolize Markets: Many Roads Lead to Rome. Horizontal Mergers and Conglomerates. Cartels. Price Discrimination. Foreclosing Entry. Vertical Integration Government-Induced Price Fixing and Foreclosure. Remedies. Some Further Economic Considerations. Anti-Trust Policy Toward High-Tech Industries. Conclusion. Discrimination Law: Introduction. Employment Discrimination Law. Housing Discrimination Law. Age Discrimination. Conclusion. Index.