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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems

ISBN13: 9781783477647
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £40.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781848443099

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This unique volume presents the core ideas of law and economics for audiences primarily familiar with civil law systems. Ejan Mackaay offers a comprehensive look at the essential points of economic reasoning, the Coase Theorem, and legal institutions such as intellectual property, extra-contractual civil liability and contracts. The book's structure mirrors the way law is taught in civil law countries, with structured presentations, references to civil code articles paired with non-technical explanations, and limited reliance on graphs. This English-language version builds on the success of the author's 2008 French-language textbook on law and economics from a civil law perspective. This pioneering volume fills a critical gap in the literature of law and economics, and will be an invaluable resource for lawyers and law students working in civil law systems.

Law and Economics

Part I: Foundations
1. Individual Decision-making
2. Risk and Insurance
3. Human Interaction
4. The Market Order
5. The Political Order
6. Black Markets

Part II: Legal Institutions
7. The Coase Theorem
8. Property and Real Rights
9. Intellectual Property Rights
10. Extra-contractual Civil Liability
11. Contract