Economic Analysis of International Law

Author: Eugene Kontorovich
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through original and incisive contributions from leading scholars, this book applies economics and other rational choice methods to an understanding of public international law, providing a bird’s eye view of some of its most fundamental elements from the perspective of economics. The chapters cover a range of topics, beginning with the building blocks of the nation state and continuing with the sources and the enforcement of international law and its various applications and extensions. The application of economic analysis to public international law is still in its formative stages and Economic Analysis of International Law provides a useful overview, as well as setting directions for new research. This volume provides a path through recent literature while identifying new areas and issues for research, making it an invaluable resource for scholars of public international law.

Corruption

Author: Marco Arnone
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178100613X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Economic analysis is also the key to measuring the efficacy of current anti-corruption instruments, and in the light of this the book finds many existing legal counter-measures lacking. On the other hand, its assessment of new international instruments

An Economic Analysis of Private International Law

Author: Jürgen Basedow
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161490323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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International private law is one of the few areas of law that has to date largely escaped the attention of the Law and Economics Movement. In spite of the immense significance attached to choice of law determinations in an increasingly interconnected world, the regulations governing the interplay of legal systems in instances of conflict have until now been insufficiently considered from an economic perspective. This volume attempts to address this shortcoming by making the results of a 2005 German-Japanese conference accessible to a wide audience. Placing an emphasis on international contract law, international tort law and international company (corporate) law, the contributors of the articles undertake to analyse various aspects of international private law through an economic perspective.

Economic Analysis of International Law

Author: Thomas Eger
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
ISBN: 9783161518942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The topics covered in this volume range from classics of the on-going discussion on the economic analysis of international law - such as the issue of the legitimacy of customary international law - to more recent topics such as internet privacy, private military contractors, the fight against piracy, the International Criminal Court and the highly topical issue of land grabbing.

Economic Foundations of International Law

Author: Eric A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067630
Format: PDF
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Exchange of goods and ideas among nations, cross-border pollution, global warming, and international crime pose formidable questions for international law. Two respected scholars provide an intellectual framework for assessing these problems from a rational choice perspective and describe conditions under which international law succeeds or fails.

Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454845538
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lucid, comprehensive, and definitive in its field, this text covers every aspect of economic analysis of the law. Features: Two new chapters, one on intellectual property, one on international and comparative law, both exploding fields of great importance. Earlier editions' questions have been converted to answers, making the book more accessible and informative. Revised to be clearer and less technical. More eclectic, reflecting recent criticisms of "rational choice" theory, in particular the need to supplement it with insights from psychology. Greater attention paid to judicial behavior, realistically modeled and explained in economic terms. Incorporates insights from the veritable explosion of books and articles published in the last few years on economic analysis of law.

Economic Dimensions in International Law

Author: Jagdeep S. Bhandari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521578981
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"Each of the chapters was presented at a conference in the spring of 1995, sponsored by Duquesne University and George Mason University"--Preface.

Economic Analysis of Contract Law

Author: Sugata Bag
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319652680
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This book examines the main issues arising in economic analysis of contract law with special attention given to the incomplete contracts. It discusses both the main features of contract law as they relate to the problem of economic exchange, and how the relevant legal rules and the institutions can be analysed from an economic perspective. Evaluate the welfare impacts, analyses the effects and the desirability of different breach remedies and examines the optimal incentive structure of party-designed liquidated damages under the different dimensions of informational asymmetry. Overall the book aims to contribute to the legal debate over the adoption of the specific breach remedies when the breach victim’s expectation interest is difficult to assess, and to the debate over courts' reluctance to implement large penalties in the event of breach of contracts.

Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties

Author: Jonathan Bonnitcha
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316061310
Format: PDF
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Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties provides the first systematic analysis of the consequences of the substantive protections that investment treaties provide to foreign investors. It proposes a new framework for identifying and evaluating the costs and benefits of differing levels of investment treaty protection, and uses this framework to evaluate the levels of protection for foreign investors implied by different interpretations of the fair and equitable treatment and indirect expropriation provisions of investment treaties. The author examines the arguments and assumptions of both supporters and critics of investment treaties, seeks to test whether they are coherent and borne out by evidence, and concludes that the 'economic' justifications for investment treaty protections are much weaker than is generally assumed. As such, the 'economic' objectives of investment treaties are not necessarily in tension with other 'non-economic' objectives. These findings have important implications for the drafting and interpretation of investment treaties.