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Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (1st edition), volumes I-V

The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics is a monumental reference work that surveys the entire literature on law and economics in over 4,000 pages. The entries consist of two elements: a review of the literature written by an authority in the field and a bibliography which covers most of the published material in the particular area. The reviews are written in an accessible style which will be suitable for non-specialists, such as lawyers, judges, politicians and students as well as scholars of law and economics. This authoritative Encyclopedia will rapidly become established as a leading bibliographic and reference source in law and economics.

Series editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2000

Publisher:
Edward Elgar

Pages:
4,304

Publisher:
Edward Elgar

ISBN:
978-1-85898-565-7

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Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (2nd edition), volumes I-X

This new edition of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Law and Economics presents a state-of-the-art overview of the literature in the area of law and economics. The series comprises twelve self-contained volumes, each providing a balanced and comprehensive summary of the following domains: criminal law, regulation, methodology of law, property law, intellectual property law, contract law, tort law, labor and employment law, antitrust law, corporate law, procedural law, and the production of legal rules. This landmark series is an authoritative guide to each domain, paying particular attention to the evolution of the literature, further refinements to economic models and relevant conclusions and lessons.

Series editor:
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2012

Publisher:
Edward Elgar

Pages:
4,784

ISBN:
978-1-78195-205-4

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The History and Methodology of Law and Economics
(1st edition, volume I)

This volume includes entries on general works, the history of law and economics around the world, schools and approaches, and the general structure of the law.

Editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2000

Pages:
1,120

ISBN:
978-1-85898-984-6

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Civil Law and Economics
(1st edition, volume II)

This volume addresses private property, intellectual property, common property, environmental regulation and tort law.

Editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Pages:
832

ISBN:
978-1858-98985-3

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The Regulation of Contracts
(1st edition, volume III)

This volume examines general contract law, the regulation of contracts, antitrust law and competition law, employment law, corporate law, the theory of the firm and industry sector regulation.

Editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2000

Pages:
1,124

ISBN:
978-1-85898-986-0

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The Economics of Public and Tax Law
(1st edition, volume IV)

This volume includes entries on tax law including property taxes, personal income taxation and international taxation, social security including health insurance, unemployment insurance and pensions and administrative law, including public organisations and administrative procedure.

Editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2000

Pages:
384

ISBN:
978-1-85898-987-7

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The Economics of Crime and Litigation
(1st edition, volume V)

This volume considers judicial organisation, appeal and supreme courts, settlement and arbitration, the economics of criminal behaviour, organised crime and corruption, corporate criminal liability and war law, as well as the production of legal rules.

Editors:
Boudewijn Bouckaert
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2000

Pages:
744

ISBN:
978-1-85898-988-4

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Tort Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume I)

This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the literature on the economic analysis of tort law. In sixteen chapters, the specialist authors guide the reader through the often vast literature in each domain providing a balanced and comprehensive summary. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the field, further refinements to economic models and relevant conclusions and lessons for the policymaker.

Editor:
Michael Faure

Year:
2009

Pages:
576

ISBN:
978-1-84720-659-6

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Labor and Employment Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume II)

The economic analysis of labor and employment law is a bold effort to apply economic theory to explain important empirical facts about the regulation of the employment relationship and to provide positive predictions and normative analyses that are useful to policy-makers. This book draws together 24 chapters, by leading scholars in the field, summarizing the important theoretical and empirical work that has been done to date on a wide spectrum of labor and employment law topics including: regulating employment contracts, unions, collective bargaining, minimum wages, health insurance, executive pay, workers’ compensation, unemployment, occupational health and safety, discrimination, needs of families, training and slave labor, to name but a few.

Editors:
Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt
Seth D. Harris
Orly Lobel

Year:
2009

Pages:
768

ISBN:
978-1-84720-729-6

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Criminal Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume III)

Criminal Law and Economics applies economic theory to explain crime, law enforcement, criminal law and criminal procedure. This pathbreaking book draws together sixteen chapters by leading scholars in the field, summarizing theoretical and empirical work researched to date on criminal law and economics. The topics range from private and public enforcement of the law, criminal procedure and regulation to terrorism, cyber crime and tax evasion. The expert contributors also cover the political economy of criminal law as well as behavioral criminal law and economics.

Editor:
Nuno Garoupa

Year:
2009

Pages:
480

ISBN:
978-1-84720-275-8

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Antitrust Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume IV)

This comprehensive book provides an extensive overview of the major topics of antitrust law from an economic perspective. Its in-depth treatment and analysis of both the law and economics of antitrust is presented via a collection of interconnected original essays. The contributing authors are among the most influential scholars in antitrust, with a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their entries cover, amongst other issues, predatory pricing, essential facilities, tying, vertical restraints, enforcement, mergers, market power, monopolization standards, and facilitating practices. This well-organized and substantial work will be invaluable to professors of American antitrust law and European competition law, as well as students specializing in competition law. It will also be an important reference for professors and graduate students of economics and business.

Editor:
Keith N. Hylton

Year:
2010

Pages:
320

ISBN:
978-1-84720-731-9

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Property Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume V)

This study covers property law and property rights, providing a full summary and comprehensive bibliography of the existing law, together with discussion from an economic perspective on the most important aspects of property law. Leading experts have brought together their knowledge and insight on a full range of issues – including comparative property law and the history of property law – to create a truly autonomous interdisciplinary resource. This essential reference work will strongly appeal to scholars and students enrolled in academic programmes of law and economics. Academic lawyers involved in research and teaching of private (common) law, practicing lawyers in the field of real estate law, as well as economists involved in researching development economics and transition economics will also find this an invaluable resource.

Editor:
Boudewijn Bouckaert

Year:
2010

Pages:
352

ISBN:
978-1-84720-565-0

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Contract Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume VI)

This unique and timely book offers an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive review of the economic literature on contract law. The topical chapters written by leading international scholars include: pre-contractual liability, misrepresentation, duress, gratuitous promises, gifts, standard form contracts, interpretation, contract remedies, penalty clauses, impracticability and foreseeability. Option contracts, warranties, long-term contracts, marriage contracts, franchise contracts, quasi-contracts, behavioral approaches, and civil contract law are also discussed. This excellent resource on contract law and economics will be particularly suited to contract law scholars, law teachers, policy makers, and judges. For experts in and practitioners of contract law this will be a key book to buy.

Editor:
Gerrit De Geest

Year:
2011

Pages:
496

ISBN:
978-1-84720-600-8

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Production of Legal Rules
(2nd edition, volume VII)

This thorough and detailed book provides a comprehensive analysis of the various ways in which laws and rules are produced and lays the foundations for a systematic understanding of lawmaking as a production process. Leading scholars and experts provide coverage and insight on key issues such as the optimal specificity and timing of legal intervention, the nature of expressive law, the production of customary law, and the effect of social norms and social stigma on legal compliance. The original essays shed new light on important issues concerning the institutional design of lawmaking through the lens of economic analysis and public choice theory, and together form an important reference tool. This state-of-the-art resource forms part of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, and will appeal strongly to researchers and postgraduate students from both law and economics backgrounds.

Editor:
Francesco Parisi

Year:
2011

Pages:
448

ISBN:
978-1-84844-032-6

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Procedural Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume VIII)

With contributions from some of the leading scholars in law and economics, this comprehensive book summarizes the state of economic research on litigation, procedure and evidence. Among the topics covered are the settlement negotiations; discovery; the incentive to sue; theories of legal evidence; evidentiary misconduct; and the privilege against self-incrimination. Procedural Law and Economics will be a valuable reference tool for academics and post graduate students in law, business, and economics. Anyone with a general interest how legal process does and should work will also find much to interest them in this book.

Editor:
Chris William Sanchirico

Year:
2012

Pages:
544

ISBN:
978-1-84720-824-8

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Regulation and Economics
(2nd edition, volume IX)

This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of regulatory economics and reviews the main theories, tools, and domains of regulation. The book is divided into six parts: regulation in general; tools of regulation; social regulation; regulation of public utilities; regulation of non-natural-monopolies, and regulation of professions. Regulation and Economics begins with a valuable introductory chapter on the law and economics of regulation followed by 17 concise chapters on specific subjects in regulation including highly topical matters such as regulation of banking, finance and insurance; energy markets and telecommunications; and environmental and risk regulation. Providing an overview of the most important insights in regulatory economics and providing a useful access point to the more specialized literature in this area, this unique book will particularly benefit students of law and economics, as well as academics and government officials of regulatory agencies.

Editors:
Roger J. Van den Bergh
Alessio M. Pacces

Year:
2012

Pages:
800

ISBN:
978-1-84720-343-4

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Methodologies of Law and Economics
(2nd edition, volume X)

When law and economics first became an important part of the legal academy, it was a relatively straightforward application of microeconomic theory to legal issues. However, in the past 40 years the field has expanded its toolkit dramatically. This latest volume in the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Law and Economics maps the methodological territory in law and economics with a series of entries by distinguished scholars. These entries introduce and evaluate the law and economics mechanisms, including: the roles of microeconomic theory, public and social choice, history, complexity theory, philosophy, comparative law studies, behavioral economics and empirical techniques. Each one introduces a methodology, demonstrates its importance to the field of law and economics and assists the reader in navigating the leading literature on that topic. This volume will be an essential reference for all those who research or teach law and economics, law and society or empirical methods in law.

Editor:
Thomas S. Ulen

Year:
2017

Pages:
296

ISBN:
978-1-84720-367-0

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Reviews:

«The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics contains superb bibliographies and essays on different areas and schools of law and economics research, on applications and critiques of economic analysis of law and on the development of law and economics throughout various jurisdictions.»
– Neil Duxbury, The Modern Law Review

«No area of the law has remained unexamined and untouched by economic analysis. This encyclopedia successfully meets its goal of providing to scholars and practitioners access to summary statements of the present status of the field of law and economics.»
– Richard A. Miller, American Reference Books Annual

«This brilliant survey of relatively recent interdisciplinary field of study explains and analyses basic concepts, articulates a logical structure, and stimulates independent analysis.  Every article or topic is supported with nearly complete bibliographies of interdisciplinary publications. The editorial board and board of referees are leading theorists, many of whom contributed articles to the volumes.  This encyclopedia belongs in every academic library’s reference collection.»
– H. Leskovac, Choice

«The coverage is world wide and the articles consist of an introduction to a particular area and its literature by an expert in the field followed by a bibliography for that area. In all, the editors estimate over 20,000 publications and journals are contained in these bibliographies. This is an ambitious project, but it is to the credit of the company that they have been prepared to undertake it. As commented in earlier reviews of similar collections, the opportunity to refer to a whole range of articles in one collection like this is a great boon to serious researchers and Edward Elgar is to be commended for their contributions in these areas.»
– Talking Politics

«The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics endeavours to provide the kind of encylopedic coverage – comprehensive and sophisticated but lucid, international without being esoteric, uniform without being monochrome, collective but individual – that the field of law and economics requires. It will help to make the field accessible to outsiders and to promote mutual intelligibility among insiders. It provides a meeting place for and an overview of scholarship, and will thus help to unify and advance the field. It is a milestone in an advancing field.»
– From the foreword to the 1st edition by Richard Posner

 
 
 
 


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