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The Economics of Legal Relationships

Series Editor: Nicholas Mercuro, Michael D. Kaplowitz

Routledge are proud to be the publishers of the prestigious series The Economics of Legal Relationships, which is sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law, and which continues to be edited by Professors Nicholas Mercuro and Michael D. Kaplowitz of Michigan State University College of Law, USA. This series, with a fine back catalogue of books, is dedicated to publishing original scholarly contributions that systematically analyze legal-economic issues.

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1-10 of 18 results in The Economics of Legal Relationships
  1. The Role of Law and Regulation in Sustaining Financial Markets

    Edited by Niels Philipsen, Guangdong Xu

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This book explores the role of law and regulation in sustaining financial markets in both developed and developing countries, particularly the European Union, United States and China. The central argument of this book is that law matters for the operation of financial markets, which, in turn,...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The End of a Natural Monopoly

    Deregulation and Competition in the Electric Power Industry

    Edited by Daniel H. Cole, Peter Grossman

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This book addresses the fundamental issues underlying the debate over electric power regulation and deregulation. After decades of the presumption that the electric power industry was a natural monopoly, recent times have seen a trend of deregulation followed by panicked re-regulation. This...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Alternative Institutional Structures

    Evolution and impact

    Edited by Sandra Batie, Nicholas Mercuro

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    In the spring on 2006, a workshop was held at Michigan State University to honour the career of A. Allan Schmid and his writings about how institutions evolve and how alternative institutions, including property rights, shape political relationships and impact economic performance. This edited book...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Economics, Law and Individual Rights

    Edited by Hugo M. Mialon, Paul H. Rubin

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This is the first book to examine individual rights from an economic perspective, collecting together leading articles in this emerging area of interest and showing the vibrant and expanding scholarship that relates them. Areas covered include The implications of constitutional protections of...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Law and Economics in Civil Law Countries

    Edited by Bruno Deffains, Thierry Kirat

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    The aim of the book is to highlight the law and economics issues confronting civil law countries. The following questions are addressed in this volume: to what extent have the existing codes in civil law countries been designed to incorporate economic considerations? Can the modifications made to...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Fundamental Interrelationships between Government and Property

    Edited by Nicholas Mercuro, Warren J. Samuels

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This collection of 22 commissioned essays from scholars across numerous fields responded to the question: What are the most fundamental things you can say concerning the interrelations between the institutions of government and property? Contributing authors were asked to address this question in a...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics

    A Historical Perspective

    By Nicola Giocoli

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Can a price ever be too low? Can competition ever be ruinous? Questions like these have always accompanied American antitrust law. They testify to the difficulty of antitrust enforcement, of protecting competition without protecting competitors. As the business practice that most directly raises...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Empirical Legal Analysis

    Assessing the performance of legal institutions

    Edited by Yun-chien Chang

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This innovative volume explores empirical legal issues around the world. While legal studies have traditionally been worked on and of letters and with a normative bent, in recent years quantitative methods have gained traction by offering a brand new perspective of understanding law. That is, legal...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Law, Bubbles, and Financial Regulation

    By Erik F. Gerding

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Financial regulation can fail when it is needed the most. The dynamics of asset price bubbles weaken financial regulation just as financial markets begin to overheat and the risk of crisis spikes. At the same time, the failure of financial regulations adds further fuel to a bubble. This book...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Patent Policy

    Legal-Economic Effects in a National and International Framework

    By Pia Weiss

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Intellectual property rights have become increasingly important for our modern economies in recent years. Although the entire patent system has a profound effect on the decision of firms of whether to conduct research and at which volume, patent law is the heart of the entire patent system....

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Law and Economics: Philosophical Issues and Fundamental Questions
    Edited by Aristides Hatzis, Nicholas Mercuro
    To Be Published January 25th 2015
  2. The Rule of Law: The Justice Sector and Economic Development
    Edited by Maria Dakolias, Sandra E. Oxner
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  3. Property Law and Economics: A Casebook
    By Boudewijn Bouckaert, Sven Hoeppner
    To Be Published August 31st 2015

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