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Customary Law and Economics

Customary Law and Economics

Elgar Research Reviews in Law

Lisa Bernstein and Francesco Parisi

Customary law has been the subject of intense debate and the issues arising from the intersection of customs and the law are far from settled. This research review brings together seminal work from scholars in law, economics and history. The first section analyses various perspectives on the history of customary law. Part two focuses on the commercial customary law and includes a number of case studies covering the role and limits of customary systems in a variety of commercial settings. The final section explores the role of custom in international law from a variety of legal and economic perspectives.

About this Research Review

Lisa Bernstein and Francesco Parisi

Subjects: law - academic, commercial law, law and economics, public international law

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Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.

The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.

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