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ISBN-13 9780132540681ISBN-10 0132540681
ISBN-10 0132540657ISBN-13 9780132540650
Author(s): Robert Cooter; Thomas Ulen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 576

Law and economics has become a central course in U.S. legal education and for students majoring in topics like economics, political science, and philosophy. Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions that is accessible to any student who has taken principles of microeconomics. The book’s structure is flexible, beginning with an introductory overview of economic tools followed by paired chapters in five core areas of law: property, contracts, torts, legal process, and crime. Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy.