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The Resource Economic efficiency in law and economics, Richard O. Zerbe, Jr, (electronic resource)

Economic efficiency in law and economics, Richard O. Zerbe, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Economic efficiency in law and economics
Title
Economic efficiency in law and economics
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Zerbe, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this path-breaking book, Richard Zerbe introduces a new way to think about the concept of economic efficiency that is both consistent with its historical derivation and more useful than concepts currently used. He establishes an expanded version of Kaldor-Hicks efficiency as an axiomatic system that performs the following tasks: the new approach obviates certain technical and ethical criticisms that have been made of economic efficiency; it answers critics of efficiency; it allows an expanded range for efficiency analysis; it establishes the conditions under which economists can reasonably say that some state of the world is inefficient. He then applies the new analysis to a number of hard and fascinating cases, including the economics of duelling, cannibalism and rape. He develops a new theory of common law efficiency and indicates the circumstances under which the common law will be inefficient
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Zerbe, Richard O.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K487.E3
LC item number
Z47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Edward Elgar Publishing
Series statement
New horizons in law and economics
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  • Law and economics
  • Economics
Label
Economic efficiency in law and economics, Richard O. Zerbe, Jr, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. History of the concept of economic efficiency -- 2. The foundation : a new measure for economic efficiency -- 3. The nature of economic efficiency -- 4. The nature of inefficiency -- 5. Rights and the relationship of law to efficiency -- 6. The problem of missing values in normative law and economic analysis -- 7. The failure of market failure -- 8. Of distributive justice and economic efficiency : an integrated theory of the common law -- 9. The efficiency of the common law : an economic analysis of dueling, cannibalism, the Gold Rush, racism, and antitrust law -- 10. A recapitulation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 328 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781843761488
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
00047645
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Economic efficiency in law and economics, Richard O. Zerbe, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. History of the concept of economic efficiency -- 2. The foundation : a new measure for economic efficiency -- 3. The nature of economic efficiency -- 4. The nature of inefficiency -- 5. Rights and the relationship of law to efficiency -- 6. The problem of missing values in normative law and economic analysis -- 7. The failure of market failure -- 8. Of distributive justice and economic efficiency : an integrated theory of the common law -- 9. The efficiency of the common law : an economic analysis of dueling, cannibalism, the Gold Rush, racism, and antitrust law -- 10. A recapitulation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 328 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781843761488
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
00047645
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote

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