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Law and Economics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Robert D. Cooter, Thomas Ulen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 19, 2011

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Law and economics has become a central course in U.S. legal education and for students majoring in topics like economics, political science, and philosophy. Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions that is accessible to any student who has taken principles of microeconomics.

The book’s structure is flexible, beginning with an introductory overview of economic tools followed by paired chapters in five core areas of law: property, contracts, torts, legal process, and crime. Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Law and Economics    
Chapter 2: A Brief Review of Microeconomic Theory    
Chapter 3: A Brief Introduction to Law and Legal Institutions    
Chapter 4: An Economic Theory of Property    
Chapter 5: Topics in the Economics of Property Law        
Chapter 6: An Economic Theory of Tort Law    
Chapter 7: Topics in the Economics of Tort Liability    
Chapter 8: An Economic Theory of Contract Law
Chapter 9: Topics in the Economics of Contract Law    
Chapter 10: An Economic Theory of the Legal Process    
Chapter 11: Topics in the Economics of the Legal Process
Chapter 12: An Economic Theory of Crime and Punishment    
Chapter 13: Topics in the Economics of Crime and Punishment

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$110.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-254068-1