Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello


  • Charles H. AndertonEmail author
  • Jurgen BrauerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_581


The entry defines crimes of mass atrocity, such as genocide, provides data on their intensity, and discusses domestic and international institutions formed to address the crimes. In addition, the entry briefly surveys the economic literature on mass atrocity crimes from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It pays particular attention to the economics of international law.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Hull College of BusinessGeorgia Regents UniversityAugustaUSA