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Property Rights Dynamics
A Law and Economics Perspective

ISBN 9780415493628
Published June 22, 2009 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

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 state-of-the-art of the economics of property rights. This book fulfils these various needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1: Property Rights Dynamics: Current Issues in Law and Economics  Part I: Property Rights and Law and Economic Theory: Justifications and Main Issues  2: The Fall and Rise of Functional Property  3: Property Rights: A Comparative Law and Economics Perspective in the Global Era  4: Entropy and the Asymmetric Coase Theorem  5: On Incomplete Property: A Missing Point Perspective in Law and Economics?  Part II: An Old Bottle for New Wines? The Extensions of Property Rights  6: Intellectual Property and the Efficient Allocation of Social Surplus from Innovations  7: The Uninvited Guest: Patents on Wall Street  8: Property Rights in Human Tissue  Part III: Shadows and Lights: Critical Issues, Conflicting Cases and Alternative Paradigms  9: The Ongoing Copyright as an Essential Facility Saga  10: The Treatment of Marital Assets: Common-Law Property Rights and EU Harmonization  11: Intellectual Property Rights and Judge-Made Law: An Economic Analysis of the Production and Diffusion of Precedent  12: Failing Property Rights: The Problem of Sleeping Owners in the City: A Preliminary Analysis of One Aspect of the German Unification Treaty 

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