Fairness in Law and Economics
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Fairness in Law and Economics

Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

Although the relationship between fairness and the economic concept of efficiency is usually cast as an adversarial one, this collection demonstrates the robust and diverse ways in which economics engages – and cannot avoid engaging – with fairness. This research review selects papers presenting positive analyses of fairness preferences and beliefs, which are fundamental means through which fairness matters for economic models and then turns to normative analysis and the broad question of how law should reconcile fairness and efficiency considerations. It presents a sampling of legal and policy applications in which both fairness and efficiency considerations prove important.
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Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

About Elgar Research Reviews

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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