Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Economic Analysis of Law

  • Alain MarcianoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_598


The purpose of this entry is not to identify the central claims upon which rests an “economic analysis of law.” That goes far beyond what could be done. Our goal is to characterize methodologically an economic analysis of law and, as a consequence, to establish and explain the distinction that exists between an “economic analysis of law” and “law and economics.”

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Special thanks to Magdalena Malecka for her comments on a previous version.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRE and University of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Faculté d’EconomieUniversité de Montpellier and LAMETA-UMR CNRSMontpellierFrance