Leading scholars in the field of law and economics contribute their original theoretical and empirical research to this major Handbook. Each chapter analyzes the basic architecture and important features of the institutions of property law from an economic point of view, while also providing an introduction to the issues and literature.
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Edited by Kenneth Ayotte and Henry E. Smith
A Legal, Empirical, and Economic Analysis
Edited by Mark Tuil and Louis Visscher
This unique and timely book analyses the problem of financing civil litigation. The expert contributors discuss the legal possibilities and difficulties associated with several instruments – including cost shifting, fee arrangements, legal expense insurance and group litigation.
In this research review, Christopher May – a leading authority in the field – identifies material that provides important insights on the global governance of intellectual property. His discussion ranges across a number of disciplines and political perspectives to establish that the political economic analysis of intellectual property is both multifaceted and contested and is a comprehensive guide to the main issues under discussion.
Eirik G. Furubotn and Rudolf Richter
To date, the formulation of a systematic theory of the organization of markets has proved to be a difficult task and remains unfinished. Nevertheless, explanations do exist as to why, under given conditions, the basic activities of trade are organized in one particular fashion rather than another. This research review presents a comprehensive overview of the selection of these important papers by authors working in the tradition of the new institutional economics.
Edited by Julio Faundez and Celine Tan
International Economic Law, Globalization and Developing Countries explores the impact of globalization on the international legal system, with a special focus on the implications for developing countries.
Legal and Economic Analysis of a Transatlantic Antitrust Case
Edited by Luca Rubini
This fascinating and highly relevant book facilitates discussion on the difficult technical, legal and economic issues with respect to innovation, competition and welfare raised, through the span of more than a decade, by the US and EC Microsoft antitrust cases. It assesses their impact on the evolution of European and US laws on competition and intellectual property in the IT sector and beyond.
Eric A. Posner
This major research review – composed by a leading authority – presents a careful analysis of international law from a rational choice perspective. Interdisciplinary in scope, it discusses work by professors in law, political science and economics. It addresses the proposition that states act rationally and behave in ways that are in the interest of their populations or internal groups.
Edited by Alessio M. Pacces
In this timely book, the law and economics of corporate governance is approached from various angles. Alessio Pacces shows that perspectives are evolving and that they differ between the economic and the legal standpoint, as well as varying between countries. A group of leading scholars offers their views and provides fresh empirical evidence on existing theories as well as developing new theoretical insights based on empirical puzzles. They all analyse the economics of corporate governance with a view to how it should, or should not, be regulated.
Geoffrey P. Miller
For this wide-ranging research review Professor Miller has drawn on the work of the best-known scholars in this field to explore the relationship between economics and law in ancient societies. Topics covered include: the methodology of ancient economic law; the genesis, structure and limitations on liability in ancient law; the law and economics of the family; the economic structure of land law in ancient times; the management of criminal behavior; the regulation of contracts and commercial transactions; economic markets and institutions of ancient times; bankruptcy and risk; and the economics of constitutional and administrative law in ancient legal systems.
Advances in Competition Policy Enforcement in the EU and North America
Edited by Abel M. Mateus and Teresa Moreira
Competition policy is at a crossroads on both sides of the Atlantic. In this insightful book, judges, enforcers and academics in law and economics look at the consensus built so far and clarify controversies surrounding the issue.