Economics in Law

Neil Duxbury

in Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Published in print July 1997 | ISBN: 9780198264910
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682865 | DOI:
Economics in Law

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This chapter addresses the argument in the economics in law. It specifically attempts to show that to understand properly the significance and the appeal of—not to mention the controversy generated by—the modern law and economics tradition in the United States, it must be conceived not against the backdrop of American jurisprudence, but in relation to developments in economics, primarily at the University of Chicago, since the 1930s. It also provides three general observations, all of which will be developed more or less thematically. There are two distinct developments that deserve consideration in evaluating the effect of the Chicago economic analysis on the evolution of modern American antitrust law.

Keywords: economics; antitrust law; American jurisprudence; United States; Chicago

Chapter.  62105 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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