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  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $144.56
  • March 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93053-5
  • 576 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Jeffrey L. Harrison (Author, University of Florida), Jules Theeuwes (Author, University of Amsterdam)


Law and Economics features short chapters, allowing instructors to devise custom courses that match their interests. The text is a highly readable, accessible book, filled with compelling cases. It makes use of formal, technical economics only when necessary. Law and Economics makes the field come alive.

This appealing text for the Law and Economics course features:

  • An engaging approach that stresses student comprehension
  • Numerous cases based on court decisions
  • Extensive coverage of important and timely topics such as the Coase theorem, intellectual property, and behavioral economics
  • Law and Economics in Action boxes that heighten student interest
  • Short chapters to allow maximum flexibility for the instructor


    1. Introducing Law and Economics

    2. Tools for Economic Analysis of Law

    3. Private Property and Public Goods: An Introduction

    4. Externalities

    5. Coase Theorem

    6. Government Takings

    7. Price Regulation

    8. Intellectual Property

    9. Economic Functions of Contract Law

    10. Economics of Promissory Estoppel

    11. Distributive Issues

    12. Contract Remedies

    13. Torts: Liability Standards

    14. Compensatory Damages

    15. Punitive Damages

    16. Products Liability

    17. Malpractice

    18. Why Criminalize?

    19. The Rational Criminal

    20. Efficient Levels of Deterrence

    21. Empirical Evidence

    22. The Value of a Case

    23. The Economics of Settlements

    24. The Evolution of Law

    25. The Goals of Antitrust Law

    26. Market Definition, Market Power, Collusion

    27. Monopolies

    28. Marriage, Divorce, and Contract

    29. Inheritance

    30. Behavioral Assumptions