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Law in a Nutshell: Law & Economics

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Edition: 5th ed., 2011
Author(s): Harrison


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Expert coverage of the classic issues marks this Law in a Nutshell: Law & Economics, including basic price theory; definitions of efficiency; the Coase Theorem; and the economics of contract law, tort law, regulation, and antitrust. The text also discusses less conventional topics such as public choice, what it means to be a rational maximizer of self-interest, the assumptions underlying economic analysis to law, limitations on the application of economic theory to law, the theory of second best, and the prisoner's dilemma.

Features and Benefits include:
Timesaving reference guide;
Table of cases;
Price theory introduction;
Examines the Coase Theorem and related property issues;
Reviews contract law applications;
Answer exam questions quickly and accurately.

Table of Contents include:
Economic Tools and Concepts;
Some Complications in the Application of Economics to Law;
The Coase Theorem and Related Property Issues;
Contract Law Applications;
Economics of Tort Law;
Economic Analysis of Criminal Law;
The Economics of Antitrust;
The Economics of Government Regulation;
Intellectual Property;
Public Choice.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Harrison
ISBN 9780314267535
Edition 5th ed., 2011
Publisher West