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The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

ISBN : 9780195398625

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Author: 
Aaron Levine
Pages
720 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
182 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jan 2011
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Economics
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At once it must be recognized that religious law by its very nature regulates and restricts the conduct of its adherents. One of the major foci of The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics is therefore to describe the impact economic regulation in Jewish law has on the integration of Jews into the economic fabric of societies governed by different legal systems. Factors that impede integration, as well as those that facilitate it, are identified. More globally, a number of the papers in this volume discuss the positive contribution of Jewish business ethics to the morality of the marketplace, as well as Jewish legal perspectives on economic public policy. In the discipline of economics, advances in theory provide the grist for debate regarding the appropriate role for government. Accordingly, this volume presents papers dealing with economic theory in the Bible and Talmud, as well as comparative law studies that relate to economics. Also included are studies of the influence of religious economic law on the economic sphere of life in societies of the past. Finally, this work investigates how successfully Jews, as a people, have integrated into American economic life, and the related question of how economic forces have played a role in causing the American Jew to assimilate, shedding religious practice and commitment.

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CONTRIBUTORS
PROLOGUE
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
AARON LEVINE
1. Economic Theory in the Bible
1. THE RIGHT OF RETURN: THE BIBLICAL LAW OF THEFT
ELIAKIM KATZ AND JACOB ROSENBERG
2. ELIEZER THE MATCHMAKER: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND MODERN NEGOTIATION THEORY
AARON LEVINE
3. LAND CONCENTRATION, EFFICIENCY, SLAVERY AND THE JUBILEE
JACOB ROSENBERG AND AVI WEISS
2. Economic Theory in the Talmud
4. RISK AND INCENTIVES IN THE ISKA CONTRACT
JEFFREY L. CALLEN
5. EXTERNALITIES AND PUBLIC GOODS IN THE TALMUD
EPHRAIM KLEIMAN
6. AN EXTENDED TALMUDIC SEARCH MODEL
YEHOSHUA LIEBERMANN
7. OPTIMAL PRECAUTIONS AND THE LAW OF FIRE DAMAGES
JACOB ROSENBERG
8. VALUATION IN JEWISH LAW
KEITH SHARFMAN
9. COULD WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW HURT YOU?
INFORMATION ASYMMETRY IN LAND MARKETS IN LATE ANTIQUITY
P.V.(MEYLEKH) VISWANATH AND MICHAEL SZENBERG
3. Jewish Law, Ethics, and the Modern Society
10. HETTER ISKA, THE PERMISSIBLE VENTURE:
A DEVICE TO AVOID THE PROHIBITION AGAINST INTEREST-BEARING LOANS
J. DAVID BLEICH
11. ETHICAL DEMANDS ON CREDITORS IN JEWISH TRADITION
YOEL DOMB
12. THE JEWISH PROHIBITION OF INTEREST:
THEMES, SCOPES, AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS
DANIEL Z. FELDMAN
13. INTERLOPING BEHAVIOR IN THE MARKETPLACE IN JEWISH LAW
HOWARD JACHTER
14. PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL AND COMMUNAL INVESTMENT IN JUDAISM - A JEWISH LAW APPROACH
ASHER MEIR
15. THE ART OF MORAL CRITICISM: REBUKE IN THE JEWISH TRADITION AND BEYOND
MOSES L. PAVA
16. "KNOW BEFORE WHOM YOU STAND" TRUST, THE MARKETPLACE AND JUDAISM
JONAS PRAGER
17. PAYMENT FOR ORGAN DONATION IN JEWISH LAW
FRED ROSNER AND EDWARD REICHMAN
18. THE THEORY OF "EFFICIENT BREACH": A JEWISH LAW PERSPECTIVE
RONALD WARBURG
4. Economic Public Policy and Jewish Law
19. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JEWISH LAW
MICHAEL J. BROYDE
20. JEWISH ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
YEHUDA L. KLEIN AND JONATHAN WEISER
21. THE GLOBAL RECESSION OF 2007-2009- THE MORAL FACTOR
AND JEWISH LAW
AARON LEVINE
22. THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT, UNIONS AND UNIONIZING IN JEWISH LAW
DANI RAPP
23. RABBINIC RESPONSES TO RAPID INFLATION IN ISRAEL, 1973-1985
DANIEL SCHIFFMAN
24. JEWISH ETHICS, THE STATE, AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM
MEIR TAMARI
5. Comparative Law Studies Relating to Economic Issues
25. ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE AND THE LAWS OF INTEREST: A COMPARISON OF JEWISH AND U.S. FEDERAL TAX LAW
ADAM CHODOROW
26. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP IN E-COMMERCE TRNSACTIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JEWISH LAW: IN LIGHT OF ISRAELI AND AMERICAN LAW
RON S. KLEINMAN AND AMAL JABAREEN
27. THE JEWISH GUARANTOR AND SECULAR LAW:
STUMBLING BLOCKS AND THEIR REMOVAL
ROGER LISTER
6. Judaism and Economic History
28. BABYLONIAN JEWS AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE
IRANIAN ECONOMY AND SASANIAN LAW
YAAKOV ELMAN
29. COINS AND MONEY IN JEWISH LAW AND LITERATURE:
A BASIC INTRODUCTION AND SELECTIVE SURVEY
LAURENCE J. RABINOVICH
30. TALMUDIC MONETARY THEORY:
CURRENCY IN RABBINIC HALAKHAH
LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN
7. The Economics of Judaism
31. THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS OF AMERICAN JEWRY:
FROM 18TH CENTURY MERCHANTS TO
21ST CENTURY PROFESSIONALS
BARRY R. CHISWICK
32. HOW ECONOMICS HELP SHAPE AMERICAN JUDAISM
CARMEL ULLMAN CHISWICK
GLOSSARY
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
NAME INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

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Aaron Levine is Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics and Chairman, Department of Economics, School of Liberal Arts, Yeshiva University

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