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Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Jim Leitzel


Economics students are taught to “think like an economist” and law students are taught to “think like a lawyer.” But what of the burgeoning, intersecting discipline of Law and Economics? How does someone learn to “think like a person in the field of Law and Economics”? This book points the way by applying the major methods of Law and Economics to issues such as art vandalism, sales of human kidneys, and the ownership of meteorites. The book uncovers the common themes of Law and Economics, themes that cut across the traditional legal categories of property, contracts, and torts, and themes that ... More

Keywords: law, economics, contracts, property, torts, kidneys, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, heroin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190213978
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Leitzel, author
Director, Public Policy Studies in the College, University of Chicago