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- Corporate Law and Governance
Marco Becht (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles) Patrick Bolton (Department of Economics, Columbia University) Ailsa Röell (Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University)
- Empirical Study of Corporate Law
Sanjai Bhagat (School of Business, University of Colorado) Roberto Romano (Yale Law School)
- Bankruptcy Law
Michelle White (Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego)
Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School) Carl Shapiro (Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley)
- Regulation of Natural Monopoly
Paul Joskow (Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Employment Law
Christine Jolls (Yale Law School)
- Antidiscrimination Law
John J. Donohue III (Yale Law School)
- Intellectual Property Law
Peter Menell (School of Law, University of California, Berkeley) Suzanne Scotchmer (School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley)
- Norms and the Law
Richard McAdams (School of Law, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) Eric Rasmusen (School of Business, Indiana University)
- Experimental Study of Law
Colin Camerer (School of Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology) Eric Talley (School of Law, University of California, Berkeley)
- The Political Economy of Law
McGollnast(Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego; Department of Economics, Stanford University; Department of Political Science, Stanford University)
Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions — for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists. Moreover, given the importance of law to the welfare of societies, the economic analysis of law merits prominent treatment as a subdiscipline of economics. This two volume Handbook is intended to foster the study of the legal system by economists.
The two volumes form a comprehensive and accessible survey of the current state of the field. Chapters prepared by leading specialists of the area. *Summarizes received results as well as new developments.
Advanced graduate students, researchers and professionals interested in Economics, Law and their interaction.
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- © North Holland 2007
- 7th November 2007
- North Holland
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Stanford University, CA, U.S.A.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.