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Pioneers of Law and Economics

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Edited by: Lloyd R. Cohen, Joshua D. Wright

ISBN13: 9780857935441
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2009)
Price: £33.00



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The law and economics movement came of age in the second half of the 20th century and had a profound effect on both the scholarship and practice of law. The specially commissioned essays in this book honor the pioneering contributions of those who created the foundation of the modern law and economics enterprise. The editors of the volume embrace a view of the field that is inclusive not only of a broad range of issues, but also of economic methods. Celebrated here are the founders of law and economics as well as economic theorists, public choice scholars, lawyers and judges who applied economic insights to the law and legal institutions.

They include: Ronald Coase, Aaron Director, George Stigler, Armen Alchian, Harold Demsetz, Benjamin Klein, James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Henry Manne, Richard Posner, Gary Becker, William Landes, Richard Epstein, Guido Calabresi, Frank Easterbrook, Daniel Fischel, Steven Shavell and A. Mitchell Polinsky.

Contributors to the volume include other pioneers, former students and clerks, colleagues, and influential scholars in the field. Scholars and students working in the tradition of law and economics, as well as those in the fields of economics, law and public policy will find the book an essential reference for this important area of scholarship.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction
1. Ronald H. Coase Thomas W. Hazlett
2. Aaron Director Remembered Stephen M. Stigler
3. Aaron Director's Influence on Antitrust Policy Sam Peltzman
4. George J. Stigler and his Contributions to Law and Economics Harold Demsetz
5. The Enduring Contributions of Armen Alchian Susan Woodward
6. Harold Demsetz Mark F. Grady
7. Benjamin Klein's Contributions to Law and Economics Joshua D. Wright
8. Buchanan and Tullock on Law and Economics Robert D. Tollison
9. Henry Manne: Intellectual Entrepreneur Larry E. Ribstein
10. Gary Becker's Contributions to Law and Economics John F. Pfaff
11. Pioneers of Law and Economics: William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner Thomas S. Ulen
12. Putting Law First: Richard Epstein's Contribution to Law and Economics Andrew P. Morriss
13. Calabresi's Influence of Law and Economics Keith N. Hylton
14. Easterbrook and Fischel Katherine V. Litvak
15. The Path Breaking Contributions of A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell to Law and Economics Nuno Garoupa and Fernando Gomez-Pomar
Index