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Economic Analysis of Law

Front Cover - Economic Analysis of Law

Ninth Edition

Richard A. Posner
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

2014. 1,056 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3388-8. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Economic Analysis of Law is lucid, comprehensive, and definitive in its field, covering every aspect of economic analysis of the law.

This Casebook Features:
  • The preeminent work in the field, covering the legal-economic perspective on all key areas, from common law to the Constitution
  • Highly distinguished author, the pioneer in law and economics analysis
  • Accessible, lucid, and user-friendly writing and organization:
o Non-quantitative approach does not assume or require prior knowledge of economics or mathematics
o Part and chapter organization based on legal, not economic concepts
  • End-of-chapter sections reinforce and extend learning through problems and suggested further readings
Updated Throughout, the Ninth Edition Provides:
  • Two new chapters, one on intellectual property, one on international and comparative law, both exploding fields of great importance
  • Earlier editions’ questions have been converted to answers, making the book more accessible and informative
  • More eclectic, reflecting recent criticisms of “rationale choice” theory, in particular the need to supplement it with insights from psychology
  • Greater attention paid to judicial behavior, realistically modeled and explained in economic terms
  • Incorporates insights from the veritable explosion of books and articles published in the last few years on economic analysis of law
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Manual

Preface / Sample Chapters