The Legal Analyst

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Drawing on economics, game theory, psychology, jurisprudence, and other fields. Ward Farnsworth's The Legal Analyst is a fascinating guide to tools for thinking about the law. Every idea is taught step-by-step, explained in clear, lively language, and illustrated with telling examples. The result is an indispensable book for law students, lawyers, scholars, and anyone else interested in legal questions. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Ward Farnsworth, who clerked for both Judge Richard A. Posner and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, is professor of law and Nancy Barton Scholar at the Boston University School of Law. He is the coauthor of Torts: Cases and Questions.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Ex Ante and Ex Postp. 3
The Idea of Efficiencyp. 13
Thinking at the Marginp. 24
The Single Ownerp. 37
The Least Cost Avoiderp. 47
Administrative Costp. 57
Rentsp. 66
The Coase Theoremp. 75
Trust, Cooperation, and Other Problems for Multiple Players
Agencyp. 87
The Prisoner's Dilemmap. 100
Public Goodsp. 109
The Stag Huntp. 117
Chickenp. 126
Cascadesp. 136
Voting Paradoxesp. 144
Suppressed Marketsp. 152
Rules and Standardsp. 163
Slippery Slopesp. 172
Acoustic Separationp. 182
Property Rules and Liability Rulesp. 188
Baselinesp. 198
Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept: The Endowment Effect and Kindred Ideasp. 209
Hindsight Biasp. 218
Framing Effectsp. 224
Anchoringp. 230
Self-Serving Bias, with a Note on Attribution Errorp. 237
Problems of Proof
Presumptionsp. 249
Standards of Proofp. 257
The Product Rulep. 273
The Base Ratep. 281
Value and Marketsp. 294
Notesp. 305
Author Indexp. 329
Subject Indexp. 335
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