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Issues in Law and Economics (Hardcover) (Harold Winter)

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Is file-sharing destroying the music industry? Should the courts encourage breach of contract? Does the threat of malpractice lawsuits cause doctors to provide too much medical care? Do judges discriminate when sentencing? WithIssues in Law and Economics, Harold Winter takes readers through these and other recent and controversial questions. In an accessible and engaging manner, Winter shows these legal issues can be reexamined through the use of economic analysis. Using real-world cases to motivate issues, Winter offers step-by-step analysis, guiding readers through the identification of the trade-offs involved in each issue and assessing the economic evidence from scholarly research before exploring how this research may be used to guide policy recommendations. The book is divided into four sections, covering the basic practice areas of property, contracts, torts, and crime, with a fifth section devoted to a concise introduction to the topic of behavioral law and economics. Each chapter concludes with a series of thought-provoking discussion questions that provide readers the opportunity to further explore important ideas and concepts. 
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Business + Money Management, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Law
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Harold Winter
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2017
TCIN: 51505411
UPC: 9780226249599
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1961
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