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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 16 results in The Economics of Legal Relationships
  1. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Economics and Regulation in China

    Edited by Michael Faure, Guangdong Xu

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This book, from a top international group of scholars, explores the ways in which economic tools can be used to improve the quality of regulation in general and legislative tools in particular. As the role of law becomes increasingly important in China, the question arises of how effective...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust

    Edited by Diana L. Moss

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    The rapid growth of network industries has generated much comment amongst academics and policy makers. This timely volume takes an interdisciplinary, case study-based approach to examining network issues and experiences in order to develop recommendations that can inform antitrust, regulatory and...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement

    Edited by Gustavo Piga, Steen Treumer

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This book explores Public Procurement novelties and challenges in an interdisciplinary way. The process whereby the public sector awards contracts to companies for the supply of works, goods or services is a powerful instrument to ensure the achievement of new public goals as well as an efficient...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Property Rights, Economics and the Environment

    Edited by Michael D. Kaplowitz

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    This book explores how discussions of environmental policy increasingly require scholars and practitioners to integrate legal-economic analyses of property rights issues. An excellent array of contributors have come together for the first time to produce this magnificent book....

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Property Rights Dynamics

    A Law and Economics Perspective

    Edited by Donatella Porrini, Giovanni Ramello

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Issues such as the patentability of scientific ideas, the market for organs and open source software are hotly debated and yet poorly understood. In particular, there is a great need for sound economic theorizing on such issues. There is also a need for a clear and concise exposition of the...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Legal-Economic Nexus

    Fundamental Processes

    By Warren J. Samuels

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Providing another key contribution to the immensely popular field of law and economics, this book, written by the doyen of the history of economic thought in the US, explores the dynamic relationship between economics, law and polity. Combining a selection of old and new essays by Warren J....

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Firm as an Entity

    Implications for Economics, Accounting and the Law

    By Yuri Biondi, Arnaldo Canziani, Thierry Kirat

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    The book enhances current economic understanding of the firm as an institution and an organization, looking beyond the narrow boundaries of neoclassical economics to an interdisciplinary approach based on accounting and law as well as economics itself. It represents the first...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Alternative Institutional Structures: Evolution and impact
    Edited by Sandra Batie, Nicholas Mercuro
    To Be Published June 1st 2014
  2. The Fundamental Interrelationships between Government and Property
    Edited by Nicholas Mercuro, Warren J. Samuels
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Economics, Law and Individual Rights
    Edited by Hugo M. Mialon, Paul H. Rubin
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  4. Law and Economics in Civil Law Countries
    Edited by Bruno Deffains, Thierry Kirat
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  5. The End of a Natural Monopoly: Deregulation and Competition in the Electric Power Industry
    Edited by Daniel H. Cole, Peter Grossman
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  6. The Role of Law in Sustaining Financial Markets
    Edited by Niels Philipsen, Guangdong Xu
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  7. Norms and Values in Law and Economics
    Edited by Nicholas Mercuro, Aristides Hatzis
    To Be Published November 30th 2014
  8. The Rule of Law: The Justice Sector and Economic Development
    Edited by Maria Dakolias, Sandra E. Oxner
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  9. A Guide to Posner's Economic Analysis of Law
    Edited by Alain Marciano, Sophie Harnay
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  10. Property Law and Economics: A Casebook
    By Boudewijn Bouckaert, Sven Hoeppner
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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