The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics: Volume 2: Private and Commercial Law

ISBN : 9780199684205

Francesco Parisi
576 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive work in the field of law and economics. The book gathers together scholars and experts in law and economics to create the most inclusive and current work on law and economics. Edited by Francisco Parisi, the Handbook looks at the origins of the field of law and economics, tracks its progression and increased importance to both law and economics, and looks to the future of the field and its continued development by examining a cornucopia of fields touched by work in law and economics. The uniqueness of its breadth, depth, and convenience make the volume essential to scholars, students, and contributors in the field of law and economics.


Part I: Private Law
1 Douglas Baird: Economics of Contract Law
2 Daniel Markovits and Alan Schwartz: Theory of Efficient Breach
3 Jennifer Arlen: Economics of Tort Law
4 Ronen Avraham: Estimating Pain and Suffering Damages
5 Ronen Avraham and Max M. Schanzenbach: Medical Malpractice
6 Henry Smith: Economics of Property Law
7 Michael Heller: Commons and Anticommons
8 Robert P. Merges: Economics of Intellectual Property Law
9 Clarisa Long: Trademarks and Unfair Competition
10 Tim Wu: Law and Economics of Information
11 Yochai Benkler: Open-Access and Information Commons
12 Amy Wax: Family and Household Economics
13 Ariel Porat: Economics of Remedies

Part II: Corporate, Commercial, and Environmental Law
14 Lynn Stout: The Economic Nature of the Corporation
15 Roberta Romano: Market for Corporate Law
16 George M. Cohen: Agency and Partnership
17 Steven L. Schwarcz: Banking and Financial Regulation
18 Michelle White: Economics of Bankruptcy
19 Daniel Schwarcz and Peter Siegelman: Law and Economics of Insurance
20 Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz: Economics of Environmental Law


Francesco Parisi is the Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and a Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at the University of Bologna. From 2002 to 2006 he held a Chair in Private Law at the University of Milan (Statale), where he was appointed Professore Ordinario per Chiara Fama. From 1993 to 2006 he taught at George Mason University where he served as Professor of Law & Director of the Law and Economics Program and as an Associate Director of the J.M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He has authored 18 books and approximately 200 papers in the field of law and economics. Professor Parisi is Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Economics, Associate Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics, and served as Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. He is a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Public Choice, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy.