1. New Horizons in Law and Economics series

    Series editors: Gerrit De Geest, Washington University in St. Louis, US, Roger Van den Bergh, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Thomas S. Ulen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

    The application of economic ideas and theories to the law and the explanation of markets and public economics from a legal point of view is recognized as one of the most exciting developments in both economics and the law. This important series is designed to make a significant contribution to the development of law and economics. The main emphasis is on the development and application of new ideas. The series provides a forum for original research in areas such as criminal law, civil law, labour law, corporate law, family law, regulation and privatisation, tax, risk and insurance and competition law. International in its approach, it includes some of the best theoretical and empirical work from both well-established researchers and the new generation of scholars.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 19
  1. The Economics of Open Access

    The Economics of Open Access

    Thomas Eger, Marc Scheufen
    Addressing the recent debate on how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment, this book analyzes the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing. Drawing on a unique, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen discuss their findings in the light of recent policy attempts which have been trying to foster OA, revealing considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  2. Regulatory Reform in China and the EU

    Regulatory Reform in China and the EU

    Edited by Stefan E. Weishaar, Niels Philipsen, Wenming Xu
    With the Chinese government planning a comprehensive and detailed reform of regulatory law, the European experience is likely to contribute significantly. This timely book analyses comparative Chinese and EU regulatory reform from a Law and Economics perspective. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Corporate Compliance

    Corporate Compliance

    Sharon Oded
    This book considers how a regulatory enforcement policy should be designed to efficiently induce proactive corporate compliance. It first explores two major schools of thought regarding law enforcement, both the deterrence and cooperative approaches, and shows that neither of these represents an optimal regulatory enforcement paradigm from a social welfare perspective. It provides a critical analysis of recent developments in US Federal corporate liability regimes, and proposes a generic framework that better tailors sanction schemes and monitoring systems to regulatee performance. The proposed framework efficiently induces corporate proactive compliance, while maintaining an optimal level of deterrence. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  4. The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe

    The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone, Giovanni B. Ramello
    This well-documented book discusses the power and limitations of class actions with insights and analysis from a panel of distinguished scholars. It pays special attention to the introduction and the applicability of such a legal device in European civil law countries. The book offers a broad legal and economic investigation, drawing insights from US judicial experience and giving a rigorous discussion of both the philosophical and constitutional aspects and the economic mechanisms and incentives set up by class actions. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  5. Comparative Contract Law and Economics

    Comparative Contract Law and Economics

    Mitja Kovač
    Comparative Contract Law and Economics provides a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences between the legal systems of France, England, the US and Germany in terms of contract law. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  6. New Trends in Financing Civil Litigation in Europe

    New Trends in Financing Civil Litigation in Europe

    Edited by Mark Tuil, Louis Visscher
    This unique and timely book analyses the problem of financing civil litigation. The expert contributors discuss the legal possibilities and difficulties associated with several instruments – including cost shifting, fee arrangements, legal expense insurance and group litigation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  7. Transport, Welfare and Externalities

    Transport, Welfare and Externalities

    Dieter Schmidtchen, Christian Koboldt, Jenny Helstroffer, Birgit Will, Georg Haas, Stefan Witte
    This book discusses a paradigm shift for dealing with the internalization of external costs in transport. Crucial to the analysis is the insight that the polluters are not the only cost drivers; both pollutees and the state can also contribute to reducing social costs. The authors show that applying the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle (CCAP) instead of the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) can lead to substantial welfare improvements. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. The Economics of Courts and Litigation

    The Economics of Courts and Litigation

    Francisco Cabrillo, Sean Fitzpatrick
    Dissatisfaction with the working of courts is ubiquitous. Legal inertia and maladministration are the norm in many countries and have significant social and economic repercussions. No longer a theme relegated to the peripheries of economic analysis, the administration of justice is now recognised by most economists as being of fundamental importance for economic development, a factor increasingly being acknowledged by policymakers at all levels. The departure point for this book is the authors’ belief in the need for a systematic analysis of the incentive structures facing key players in the courts and litigation process. They focus not only on structures pertaining to the common law tradition, but offer analysis of issues not normally found in the North-American literature, such as the Latin notary and the selection and values of judges in civil law systems. They further propose an ample list of considerations for a reform agenda. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. Democracy, Freedom and Coercion

    Democracy, Freedom and Coercion

    Edited by Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin
    Democracy, Freedom and Coercion comprehensively covers both private and public law, both applied and theoretical issues, and will therefore be of great interest to students studying law and economics. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  10. Law and the State

    Law and the State

    Edited by Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin
    Law and the State provides a political economy analysis of the legal functioning of a democratic state, illustrating how it builds on informational and legal constraints. It explains, in an organised and thematic fashion, how competitive information enhances democracy while strategic information endangers it, and discusses how legal constraints stress the dilemma of independence versus discretion for judges as well as the elusive role of administrators and experts. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  11. Law, Economics and Cyberspace

    Law, Economics and Cyberspace

    Niva Elkin-Koren, Eli M. Salzberger
    This book argues that the Internet revolution should exert a far more significant influence on economic thinking and on the perception of law. The authors acknowledge that the economic analysis of law provides a potentially powerful framework for evaluating regulatory approaches to the Internet. However, they question the capacity of traditional law and economics models to define the scope of legal intervention, both in cyberspace and in other more traditional markets which have also been influenced by the recent technological revolution. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. New Perspectives on Economic Crime

    New Perspectives on Economic Crime

    Edited by Hans Sjögren, Göran Skogh
    Economic crime is, by definition, crime committed to gain profit within an otherwise legitimate business. Examples are illegal pollution, brand name infringement and tax evasion. The victims of such crimes may be private citizens, businesses and the state. The leading authors in this vital new book survey recent advances in the study of economic crime from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Games and Public Administration

    Games and Public Administration

    Georg von Wangenheim
    Despite the increasing trend towards deregulation, the public regulation of private activities remains a common phenomenon in industrialized countries. However, it is frequently claimed that slow and costly regulatory licensing procedures impede economic growth. This book investigates the strategic and adaptive interaction between citizen-applicants and administrators in regulatory licensing bodies, and studies the effects of policies to accelerate and simplify these processes. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. From Economic to Legal Competition

    From Economic to Legal Competition

    Edited by Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin
    The idea of legal competition as a decentralized market process of law provision in which legal clubs compete, has earned an indisputable legitimacy among economists. This book presents a debate concerning the merits of and conditions for a competitive provision of law, with a special focus on institutions in Europe. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  15. Post-Chicago Developments in Antitrust Law

    Post-Chicago Developments in Antitrust Law

    Edited by Antonio Cucinotta, Roberto Pardolesi, Roger J. Van den Bergh
    This book offers a timely and critical evaluation of the Chicago School approach to antitrust law. Recent judgements by the United States Supreme Court (in cases such as Kodak) and the debate surrounding the Microsoft monopoly have led to the view that antitrust has entered the post-Chicago era, in which previous immoderations are tempered, and more refined and accurate analyses take precedence. This claim is made at a time when European competition policy is gradually embracing an economics-based approach. The authors discuss the economic foundations of competition policy and the different ways in which both American and European competition law does – or does not – take account of economic insights. Although the book makes no claim to provide a definitive answer to the host of questions arising from the complexities of antitrust, it does offer an important contribution to a better understanding of the many ‘interfaces’ between economic thinking and sound legal policy. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  16. The Economics of Harmonizing European Law

    The Economics of Harmonizing European Law

    Edited by Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin
    One of the major effects of the continual process of European integration is the growing importance of transnational institutions and the accompanying legal harmonization. Such institutional changes have led to a seemingly irreversible transformation in public decision making, whereby power at the national level is displaced to the European and regional levels. This essential book provides a law and economics analysis of the challenges arising from these shifts in authority. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  17. Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics

    Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics

    Richard O. Zerbe
    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. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  18. Law and Economics and the Labour Market

    Law and Economics and the Labour Market

    Edited by Gerrit De Geest, Jacques Siegers, Roger J. Van den Bergh
    This important book plays a vital role in bridging the gap between labour economics, law and economics and the legal profession. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  19. Inflation and the Enforcement of Contracts

    Inflation and the Enforcement of Contracts

    Shirley Renner
    This important book tackles the problem of inflation in contract law – whether, and to what extent, contract rules should take inflation into account. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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