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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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The Economic Dynamics of Law

ISBN13: 9781107699465
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £24.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107004856

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This book offers a dynamic theory of law and economics focused on change over time, aimed at avoiding significant systemic risks (like financial crises and climate disruption) and implemented through a systematic analysis of law's economic incentives and how people actually respond to them.

This theory offers a new vision of law as fundamentally a macro-level enterprise establishing normative commitments and a framework for numerous private transactions, rather than as an analogue to a market transaction. It explains how neoclassical law and economics sparked decades of deregulation culminating in the 2008 financial collapse. It then shows how economic dynamic theory helps scholars and policymakers make wise choices about how to avoid future catastrophes while keeping open a robust set of economic opportunities, with individual chapters addressing the law and economics of financial regulation, contract, property, intellectual property, antitrust, national security and climate disruption.

Jurisprudence, Law and Economics
1. Introduction
2. Neoclassical law and economics
3. The economic collapse of 2008
4. Economic dynamic theory
5. Financial regulation
6. Contract law's inefficiency
7. Property law: a macroeconomic view
8. Intellectual property: economic dynamic scholarship and neoclassical law
9. Size matters: antitrust, empowerment, and systemic risk
10. On the dangers of ignoring the economic dynamics of national security
11. Climate disruption: an economic dynamic approach
12. Conclusion.