An Introduction to Law and Economics

An Introduction to Law and Economics

Description

Distinguished by brevity, lucid writing, and well-chosen examples, An Introduction to Law and Economics, now in its Fourth Edition, focuses on a set of core topics that include property, contracts, torts, criminal law, and litigation. Avoiding specialized jargon and mathematics, Polinsky teaches students how to think like an economist and understand legal issues from an economic perspective.

Clear, succinct, and authoritative, An Introduction to Law and Economics features:

Solid coverage of relevant economic principles A normative approach that illustrates how to assess legal rules and policies in terms of economic and social goals;; Clear explanations of concepts;

Enhancements in the Fourth Edition include:

A new chapter on regulation as an alternative to liability An updated bibliography A new appendix with a syllabus that can be used in conjunction with the book for a course on law and economics or as a guide to further reading


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Details

Author(s)
A Mitchell Polinsky
Format
Paperback | 214 pages
Dimensions
152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 299.37g
Publication date
18 Apr 2011
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Imprint
Aspen Publishers Inc.,U.S.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
4th Revised ed.
ISBN10
0735584486
ISBN13
9780735584488
Bestsellers rank
238,138