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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 17/02/2017
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Is file-sharing destroying the music industry? Should the courts encourage breach of contract? Does the threat of malpractice lawsuits cause doctors to provide too much medical care? Do judges discriminate when sentencing? With Issues in Law and Economics, Harold Winter takes readers through these and other recent and controversial questions. In an accessible and engaging manner, Winter shows these legal issues can be reexamined through the use of economic analysis. Using real-world cases to highlight issues, Winter offers step-by-step analysis, guiding readers through the identification of the trade-offs involved in each issue and assessing the economic evidence from scholarly research before exploring how this research may be used to guide policy recommendations. The book is divided into four sections, covering the basic practice areas of property, contracts, torts, and crime, with a fifth section devoted to a concise introduction to the topic of behavioral law and economics. Each chapter concludes with a series of thought-provoking discussion questions that provide readers the opportunity to further explore important ideas and concepts.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226249629
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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"Winter's terrific book is an unqualified success in engaging students in the application of economic analysis to legal issues. After beginning each chapter's discussion by describing a pivotal legal decision in the area, Issues in Law and Economics provides a succinct examination of the economic reasoning relevant to that decision. Each chapter then provides a thorough, insightful, and easily accessible examination of the economic analysis that is pertinent to the principal legal fields."--W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt Law School, coauthor of Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
"Issues in Law and Economics furnishes readers with a readily understandable and highly interesting overview of the new and influential field of law and economics. Each chapter begins with a legal case or example and uses that as a springboard for an analytical (but nontechnical) discussion. Such topics as markets in human organs, copyright protection in the music industry, and decision making by criminals exemplify the breadth of Winter's engaging treatment of law and economics."--Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School, author of Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

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