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The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus, Krupp Chair in Public Finance and Fiscal Sociology, Erfurt University, Germany
This authoritative and comprehensive reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics.

The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant areas and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed but theoretically congruent ideas for the first time.
Extent: 560 pp
Hardback Price: $289.00 Web: $260.10
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 978 1 85898 516 9
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Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 978 1 84376 379 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • Public Choice Theory
  • Law - Academic
  • Law and Economics
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Choice
This authoritative and comprehensive reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics.

The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant areas and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed but theoretically congruent ideas for the first time. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of 26 scholarly biographies of the founding fathers of law and economics.

As a major source of reference on law and economics, the Companion will be welcomed by both students and teachers in law and economics, and will also have relevance for industrial economists and historians of economic thought.
‘Backhaus’s book is a good companion.’
– Pablo Salvador Coderch, Indret

‘A most valuable collection of papers serving to provide the reader both with an overview of some key areas in law and economics and with a biographical introduction to the work of some important, if also neglected, sources of scholarship in the discipline.’
– Anthony Ogus, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Contributors: J.G. Backhaus, D. Bellante, M. Brinig, C.F. Buechtemann, G. Chaloupek, A. Daastöl, W. Drechsler, J.N. Drobak, J.L.M. Elders, G. Frezza, H. Grossekettler, J.-M. Josselin, P. Lewisch, A. Marciano, S.G. Medema, N. Mercuro, T.J. Miceli, C. Müller, D.C. North, F. Parisi, H. Pearson, H. Peukert, M. Prisching, W.J. Samuels, A.A. Schmid, P.R. Senn, Z. Sevic, E. Streissler, M. Tietzel, L. Van den Hauwe, R.E. Wagner, U. Walwei
Contents: Introduction Part I: Basics of the Law and Economics Approach Part II: Private Law and Economics Part III: Public Law and Economics Part IV: Labor Law and Economics Part V: Regulation, Taxation and Public Enterprise Part VI: Dispute Resolution Part VII: Different Sources of the Law Part VIII: Towards an Ideal Economic Analysis of a Legal Problem Part IX: Classical Authors in Law and Economics Index