This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With the Fifth Edition of their best-selling text, Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions.
Empirical Methods in Law brings the basic principles and concepts of social-science research to the desks of law students and lawyers who expect to work with data experts. Now available in a second edition, the updated text continues its focus on explaining basic principles and concepts in an intuitive style requiring no prior knowledge of math or statistics. The text also continues its emphasis on the importance of research design as well as statistical methods. Among the features of the second edition: * Available in softcover and competitively priced, making the book accessible either as a principal course text or as a supplemental text * A significantly streamlined book without loss of i...
Law and economics has become a central course in U.S. legal education and for students majoring in topics like economics, political science, and philosophy. Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions that is accessible to any student who has taken principles of microeconomics. The book's structure is flexible, beginning with an introductory overview of economic tools followed by paired chapters in five core areas of law: property, contracts, torts, legal process, and crime. Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy.
Muestra cómo el derecho estimula el cambio de comportamiento, aun de los precios. También muestra cómo el análisis económico puede beneficiarse de las técnicas del análisis legal, lo que redundará en que los modelos de la economía estén más cerca de la realidad.
In Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration, a distinguished group of authors discusses how environmental policy in a federal or confederal system may differ both in theory and practice from that found in a unitary government system. After examining the framework for environmental policy in the EU and US, the authors present papers on their federal institutions, the economic forces affecting environmental governance, the choice of policy instruments, linkages between trade and environmental policy and environmental regulations within international trade negotiations. The final part brings together a series of case studies which sheds new light on the research questions formulated earlier in the book. Issues discussed include the regulation of agricultural pollution, global warming, ozone pollution and environmental security.
On the surface, slavery never seemed to play a large role in Eastern Kentucky, which has led to the impression over the years that it was almost non-existent. A closer look at numerous surviving records however revealed that the number of slaves was not as small as previously assumed. Slavery In Eastern Kentucky is a treasure trove of documents and records, covering the counties of Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Morgan and Pike. A great tool for family genealogists as well as for those who want to discover and explore this almost forgotten part of Eastern Kentucky history.
This collection of essays explores the most relevant developments at the interface of economics and psychology, giving special attention to models of irrational behavior, and draws the relevant implications of such models for the design of legal rules and institutions. The application of economic models of irrational behavior to law is especially challenging because specific departures from rational behavior differ markedly from one another. Furthermore, the analytical and deductive instruments of economic theory have to be reshaped to deal with the fragmented and heterogeneous findings of psychological research, turning towards a more experimental and inductive methodology. This volume brings together pioneering scholars in this area, along with some of the most exciting developments in the field of legal and economic theory. Areas of application include criminal law and sentencing, tort law, contract law, corporate law, and financial markets.
Providing students with a method to apply economic analysis to the study of legal rules and institutions, this work uses recent advances in microeconomics to develop economic theories in four cores areas of the law - property, contracts, torts and crime. The book features a discussion of the use of game theory to understand the law. It also includes empirical literature on such topics as product liability, medical malpractice and crime and punishment.