ISBN-10:
184720659X
ISBN-13:
9781847206596
Pub. Date:
06/01/2009
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Tort Law and Economics

Tort Law and Economics

by Michael FaureMichael Faure

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Overview

This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the literature on the economic analysis of tort law. In sixteen chapters, the specialist authors guide the reader through the often vast literature in each domain providing a balanced and comprehensive summary. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the field, further refinements to economic models and relevant conclusions and lessons for the policymaker.


Tort Law and Economics is part of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, and enables readers, some not familiar with law and economics, to obtain an insight in the relevant economic literature concerning tort law and economics. This book will be of interest to lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics interested in accident law, tort law, insurance and regulation. It will also appeal to students in economic analysis of law and policymakers working on prevention of accidents, tort law or compensation of accident victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847206596
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Series: Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition Series , #1
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Edited by Michael Faure, Professor, Maastricht University and Erasmus School of Law, the Netherlands and Chairman of the Flemish High Council of Environmental Enforcement (VHRM), Brussels, Belgium

Table of Contents

Contents:


General Introduction


PART I: EFFICIENT LIABILITY RULES

1. Strict Liability versus Negligence

Hans-Bernd Schäfer and Frank Müller-Langer


2. Contributory and Comparative Negligence in the Law and Economics Literature

Mireia Artigot i Golobardes and Fernando Gómez Pomar


PART II: CAUSATION AND MULTIPLE TORTFEASORS

3. Causation and Foreseeability

Omri Ben-Shahar


4. Joint and Several Liability

Lewis A. Kornhauser and Richard L. Revesz


5. Vicarious and Corporate Civil Liability

Reinier H. Kraakman


PART III: DAMAGES

6. Tort Damages

Louis T. Visscher


7. Pure Economic Loss

Jef De Mot


8. Non Pecuniary Losses

Siewert D. Lindenbergh and Peter P.M. van Kippersluis


9. Punitive Damages

A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell


PART IV: SPECIFIC CASES

10. Environmental Liability

Michael Faure


11. Products Liability

Mark A. Geistfeld


12. Medical Malpractice

Steve Boccara


PART V: ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION SYSTEMS

13. Tort Law and Liability Insurance

Gerhard Wagner


14. No-Fault Compensation Systems

Karine Fiore


PART VI: OTHER PERSPECTIVES ON TORT LAW

15. Harmonizing Tort Law: A Comparative Tort Law and Economics Analysis

Willem H. van Boom


PART VII: EMPIRICS

16. Empirics of Tort

Ben C.J. van Velthoven


Index

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