This textbook, Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics (PDF), places the relationship between law and economics in its international context. It explains the fundamentals of this increasingly significant area of research and education in a manner that is both approachable and easy. The author, Alan Devlin, presents the topic by drawing on the neoclassical heritage of economic analysis of law. At the same time, he highlights cutting-edge innovations, such as the rise of behavioural economic theories of law.
The following are some of the key characteristics of this ground-breaking ebook:
- Case law, directives, rules, and statistical information sourced from the UK Students of law are provided with a comprehensive and contextualized presentation of EU and US legal systems, which demonstrates how law and economics theory may be used in actual practice.
- Concise summaries at the end of each chapter highlight the most important aspects covered in that chapter to put the emphasis on student learning;
- At the end of each chapter, there is a list of supplementary reading that can be used to direct independent research.
This law-and-economics textbook is ideal for those who are new to the subject and for use as a course textbook for law-and-economics modules because it makes use of tables and diagrams throughout to facilitate understanding. It also provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, making it suitable for both of these uses.