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Research Handbook on Austrian Law and Economics

Edited by: Todd J. Zywicki, Peter J. Boettke

ISBN13: 9781789905243
Published: June 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £45.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781849801133

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The original contributions in this Handbook provide an introduction to the application of Austrian economics to law. The book begins with chapters on the methodology of law and economics before moving on to chapters which discuss key concepts in Austrian economics such as; dynamic competitive processes, spontaneous order, subjective value, entrepreneurship, and the limited nature of individual knowledge - as they relate to topics in evolutionary law and basic law.

This book presents contributions from both economists and legal scholars On topics ranging from methodology of analysis and the evolution of contemporary legal practice, to the teachings of basic law. Taken as a whole, this Handbook provides a strong overview of contemporary research in the Austrian school of law and economics. It is an approach that reflects both the examination of how alternative legal arrangements impact economic performance, and how to use the tools of basic economic reasoning to study the operation of legal rules.

Scholars working in the fields of law, jurisprudence, economics, and public policy will find this an important resource on the cutting edge of Austrian political economy in application to law and economics.

European Jurisdictions, Austria
Part I Introduction:
1. Introductory Chapter Peter Boettke and Todd Zywicki

Part II Methodology of Law and Economics
2. Coase Theorem Martin Krause
3.Posner versus Coase Peter Leeson

Part III Evolutionary Law
4. Social Rules Gerald Postema
5. Rule Reform Christopher Coyne
6. Innovation Henry Butler and Larry E. Ribstein
7. Customary Law in Middle Ages Bruce Benson
8. Self-Governance David Skarbek
9. Common Law Edward Peter Stringham and Todd Zywicki
10. Dispute Resolution in Mixed Economy Richard Wagner

Part IV Basic Law
11. Torts Eric Claeys
12. Torts Michael DeBow
13. Antitrust Donald Boudreaux
14. Civil Procedure Jeffrey Parker
15. Business Law Peter Klein and Thomas A. Lambert
16. Business Law, Boards of Directors M. Todd Henderson
17. Bankruptcy Todd Zywicki and Shruti Rajagopalan
18. Family Law Steven Horwitz

Part V Conclusion:
19. The Progressive Research Program of "Austrian" Law and Economics Peter Boettke and Todd Zywicki