History of Law and Economics
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History of Law and Economics

Henry N. Butler and Jonathan Klick

Dedicated to the late Henry G. Manne, this authoritative research review surveys the development of law and economics both as a scholarly field and as an educational program. Starting as a niche area, centered primarily at the University of Chicago, law and economics has grown to be the dominant field in US legal scholarship. The influential articles discussed in this review trace that development from the mid-20th century through to today, focusing on both the personalities who laid the groundwork for the field’s success and the intellectual debates that fueled its growth. Written by two experts in the field, this review is a valuable research tool for academics and students interested in the history of law and economics.
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Henry N. Butler and Jonathan Klick

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History of Law and Economics

Henry N. Butler and Jonathan Klick (eds)

ISBN 9781786432988

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