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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Economic Principles of Law

ISBN13: 9780521695466
Published: May 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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Economic Principles of Law applies economics to the doctrines, rules and remedies of the common law. In plain English and using non-technical analysis, it offers an introduction and exposition of the 'economic approach' to law - one of the most exciting and vibrant fields of legal scholarship and applied economics. Beginning with a brief history of the field, it sets out the basic economic concepts useful to lawyers, and applies these to assess the core areas of the common law - property, contract, tort and crime - with particular emphasis on their doctrinal structure and remedies.

This is done using leading cases drawn from the birthplace of the common law (England & Wales) and other common law jurisdictions. The book serves as a primer to the wider use of economics which has become increasingly important for law students, lawyers, legislators, regulators and those concerned with our legal system generally.

  • Written in plain English using non-technical analysis
  • Easy for law students and non-economists to understand
  • First book of its kind to focus on non-US law

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1. Introduction
2. Economic Approach
3. Property
4. Contract
5. Tort
6. Crime
Economic Glossary
Cases Cited