Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems

Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems

By: Ejan Mackaay (author)Hardback

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This unique volume presents the core ideas of law and economics for audiences primarily familiar with civil law systems. Ejan Mackaay offers a comprehensive look at the essential points of economic reasoning, the Coase theorem, and legal institutions such as intellectual property, extra-contractual civil liability and contracts. The book's structure mirrors the way law is taught in civil law countries, with structured presentations, references to civil code articles paired with non-technical explanations, and limited reliance on graphs. This English-language version builds on the success of the author's 2008 French-language textbook on law and economics from a civil law perspective. This pioneering volume fills a critical gap in the literature of law and economics, and will be an invaluable resource for lawyers and law students working in civil law systems.

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Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Foundations 1. Individual Decision-making 2. Risk and Insurance 3. Human Interaction 4. The Market Order 5. The Political Order 6. Black Markets Part II: Legal Institutions 7. The Coase Theorem 8. Property and Real Rights 9. Intellectual Property Rights 10. Extra-contractual Civil Liability 11. Contract Conclusion Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781848443099
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9781848443099
  • ISBN10: 1848443099

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