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Economic Analysis of Law, Ninth Edition

Richard A. Posner

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

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    Page Count 1056
    Published 01/08/2014
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    SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS     

    PREFACE             

    PART I   LAW AND ECONOMICS: AN INTRODUCTION       

    CHAPTER 1          THE NATURE OF ECONOMIC REASONING            

    CHAPTER 2          THE ECONOMIC APPROACH TO LAW      

    PART II  THE COMMON LAW       

    CHAPTER 3          PROPERTY          

    CHAPTER 4          CONTRACT RIGHTS AND REMEDIES         

    CHAPTER 5          FAMILY LAW AND SEX LAW        

    CHAPTER 6          TORT LAW          

    CHAPTER 7          CRIMINAL LAW                

    CHAPTER 8          THE COMMON LAW, LEGAL HISTORY, AND JURISPRUDENCE       

    PART III                PUBLIC REGULATION OF THE MARKET   

    CHAPTER 9          THE THEORY OF MONOPOLY      

    CHAPTER 10        THE ANTITRUST LAWS   

    CHAPTER 11        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY            

    CHAPTER 12        THE REGULATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATION        

    CHAPTER 13        PUBLIC UTILITY AND COMMON CARRIER REGULATION

    CHAPTER 14        THE CHOICE BETWEEN REGULATION AND COMMON LAW           

    PART IV                THE LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS       

    CHAPTER 15        CORPORATIONS, SECURED AND UNSECURED FINANCING, BANKRUPTCY             

    CHAPTER 16        FINANCIAL MARKETS    

    PART V LAW AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND WEALTH               

    CHAPTER 17        INCOME INEQUALITIES, DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE, AND POVERTY  

    CHAPTER 18        TAXATION          

    CHAPTER 19        THE TRANSMISSION OF WEALTH AT DEATH         

    PART VI                THE LEGAL PROCESS      

    CHAPTER 20        THE MARKET, THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM, AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AS METHODS OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION     

    CHAPTER 21        THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RULEMAKING  

    CHAPTER 22        CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE           

    CHAPTER 23        EVIDENCE           

    CHAPTER 24        LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS          

    PART VII               THE CONSTITUTION AND THE FEDERAL SYSTEM                

    CHAPTER 25        THE NATURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION  

    CHAPTER 26        ECONOMIC DUE PROCESS           

    CHAPTER 27        THE ECONOMICS OF FEDERALISM           

    CHAPTER 28        RACIAL DISCRIMINATION            

    CHAPTER 29        THE PROTECTION OF FREE MARKETS IN IDEAS AND RELIGION    

    CHAPTER 30        SEARCHES, SEIZURES, AND INTERROGATIONS   

    PART VIII             COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW         

    CHAPTER 31        COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW         

    INDEX  

     

  • Author Information

    Richard A. Posner

    Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Judge Posner clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. From 1963 to 1965, he was assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman of the Federal Trade Commission. For the next two years he was assistant to the solicitor general of the United States. Prior to going to Stanford Law School in 1968 as Associate Professor, Judge Posner served as general counsel of the President's Task Force on Communications Policy. He first came to the Law School in 1969, and was Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law prior to his appointment in 1981 as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he currently presides. He was the chief judge of the court from 1993 to 2000.
    Judge Posner has written a number of books, including Economic Analysis of Law (7th ed., 2007), The Economics of Justice (1981), Law and Literature (3rd ed. 2009), The Problems of Jurisprudence (1990), Cardozo: A Study in Reputation (1990), The Essential Holmes (1992), Sex and Reason (1992), Overcoming Law (1995), The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform (1996), Law and Legal Theory in England and America (1996), The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory (1999), Antitrust Law (2d ed. 2001), Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy (2003), Catastrophe: Risk and Response (2004), Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 (2005), How Judges Think (2008), and A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression (2009), as well as books on the Clinton impeachment and Bush v. Gore, and many articles in legal and economic journals and book reviews in the popular press. He has taught administrative law, antitrust, economic analysis of law, history of legal thought, conflict of laws, regulated industries, law and literature, the legislative process, family law, primitive law, torts, civil procedure, evidence, health law and economics, law and science, and jurisprudence. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and (with Orley Ashenfelter) the American Law and Economics Review. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, and he was the President of the American Law and Economics Association from 1995 to 1996 and the honorary President of the Bentham Club of University College, London, for 1998. He has received a number of awards, including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Award in Law from the University of Virginia in 1994, the Marshall-Wythe Medallion from the College of William and Mary in 1998, the 2003 Research Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, also in 2003 the John Sherman Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Learned Hand Medal for Exellence in Federal Jurisprudence from the Federal bar Council in 2005, and, also in 2005, the Thomas C. Schelling Award from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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