Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Law and Economics.
Nature and Origin of Laws.
Nature and History of Economics.
The Interface between Law and Economics.
Where Law and Economics Might Not Meet.
Entitlements and Externalities and the Role of the Law.
Property Law's Basic Legal Premises:
Defining Rights and Entitlements to Property.
Permanent Transfer of Rights and Entitlements.
Temporary Transfer of Rights and Entitlements.
Land Use Planning and Development.
Economic Analysis of Landlord-Tenant Laws:
Rent Control Laws.
Laws Complementing Rent Control.
Housing Subsidy Laws.
Economic Analysis of Zoning Laws:
Residential--Commercial--Industrial Zoning Ordinances.
Zoning as a Taking?
Expanding Aims of Zoning.
The Basic Legal Premises of Contract Law.
Economic Considerations of Contract Law.
Tort Law's Basic Legal Premises:
What is a Tort?
Liability Rules--Introductory Classification.
The Rule of Contributory Negligence.
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14th June 1999
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Professor Werner Z. Hirsch has been active in the field of Law and Economics since the early 1970s. Not only has he been active in the theoretical side of the field, but also in the practice of it by participating in the law-making process as an advisor and committee member on numerous occasions. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in a host of court cases, where he has given input on the economic rationale behind the laws. He is currently a professor in the UCLA Department of Economics, where his major interests lie in the fields of Law and Economics, Urban Economics, and Public Finance.
Affiliations and Expertise
University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
@from:Praise for this Edition
@qu:"Among the leading analysts in law and economics, Werner Hirsch displays a special interest in the empirical implications of scholarship in this field. For that and many other reasons, his textbook is very welcome."
@source:--GARY T. SCHWARTZ, University of California School of Law, Los Angeles
@qu:"Werner Hirsch's book stands alone among law-and-economics texts in its use of empirical data to test and inform economic theorems, and in its broad, non-ideological approach. The Third Edition is an excellent textbook and a real contribution to the field."
@source:--RICHARD H. SANDER, University of California, Los Angeles
@qu:"Few schools of thought have had as much of an impact on modern American law as law and economics, and few, if any, works on the subject are as comprehensive and understandable as Professor Hirsch's Law and Economics: An Introductory Analysis, Third Edition. Professor Hirsch collects some of the most important views on law and economics, and combines them with his own impressive understanding, to create a remarkable work that will open new horizons to all who read it."
@source:--ALEX KOZINSKI, U.S. Circuit Judge, Pasadena, California