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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Aspen Pub
Publication date April 18, 2011
Pages 195
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780735584488
ISBN-10 0735584486
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $62.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This compact paperback, distinguished by its brevity and clarity, studies a limited number of topics in the economic analysis of the law in order to help students learn how to approach legal rules like an economist.

Among the many attributes of this venerable course book:

  • Presents a good basic knowledge of economic principles and issues pertaining to the law.
  • Uses a normative approach that shows students how to assess legal rules and policies in terms of economic and social goals.
  • Focuses on a set of core topics, including property, contracts, torts, criminal law, and litigation.
  • Offers clear explanations in accessible terms without using specialized jargon, math, or graphs.
  • Shows students how to think like an economist and understand legal issues from an economic perspective.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated and refined throughout.
  • The chapter on probability rules has been expanded.
  • A new chapter that discusses the liability system versus the regulatory system.
  • The bibliography has been completely updated.
  • A short appendix with a sample syllabus that could be used as a basis for teaching the course or for a student to follow for additional readings.

An Introduction to Law and Economics, Fourth Edition, continues to offer students succinct, clear explanations of the economic analysis of law and the legal system.



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With A. Mitchell Polinsky | 4th edition from Aspen Pub (April 18, 2011); titled "An Introduction to Law and Economics"
9780735584488 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $62.00
About: This compact paperback, distinguished by its brevity and clarity, studies a limited number of topics in the economic analysis of the law in order to help students learn how to approach legal rules like an economist.
3 edition from Aspen Law & Business (May 1, 2003); titled "An Introduction to Law and Economics"
9780735534735 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $47.00
About: Completely updated and revised for its Third Edition, <b>An Introduction to Law and Economics</b> focuses on a set of core topics including property, contracts, torts, and criminal law.
With Johann Ulrich Duerst | from Little Brown & Co Law & Business (June 1, 1989)
9780316712781 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $33.95
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About: Completely updated and revised for its Third Edition, <b>An Introduction to Law and Economics</b> focuses on a set of core topics including property, contracts, torts, and criminal law.

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