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Economics and the Common Law Cases and Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0324289774

ISBN-13: 9780324289770

Edition: 2005

Authors: Allan DeSerpa

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Designed more to complement an existing text on the subject of Law & Economics, this casebook has more complete cases than the leading texts. Brief sections follow the cases in order to highlight the key points of economic analysis. The text fulfills the need for more complete case material, and important case material, that is sometimes glossed over in texts. At the same time, the analyses provide summaries of the key economic elements to the cases.
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List price: $85.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 11/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Allan DeSerpa (Ph. D., UC Santa Barbara, 1970) joined the ASU economics faculty in 1974 after holding prior positions at Louisiana State University and the Naval Postgraduate School. His early work in the theory of time allocation and value has been widely-cited internationally, particularly his "Theory of the Economics of Time (Economic Journal, 1971) and "On the Comparative Statics of the Theory of Time Allocation," (Canadian Journal of Economics, 1975). Professor DeSerpa has also made important contributions to the economic theory of clubs ("A Theory of Discriminatory Clubs," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1977) and public goods ("Congestion, Pollution, and Impure Public Goods,"…    

The Efficiency Hypothesis
General Equilibrium Theory
Corrective Taxation
Property Rights, Transactions Costs, and Bargains
The Coase Theorem
Economic Theory and Method
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Property Rights
Case: Thar's She Blows! (Ghen v. Rich)
Case: Pilate Project (Poletown Neighborhood Council v. City of Detroit)
Case: No Redress for Headdress (Andrus v. Allard)
Case: Kohler's Last Strand (Pennsylvania Coal v. Mahon)
Zoning and Regulation
The Common Property Externality
Congestion Tolls
Regulatory Dilemmas
Case: Harmless Regulation (Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty)
Case: California Schemin' (Agins v. City of Tiburon)
Case: Of Mice and Missiles (Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council)
Case: Pillars of Society (Keystone Association v. DeBenedictis)
Nuisance Externalities
Nuisance in Theory: An Economic Definition
Nuisance Activities in Reality
Case: Twilight Zone (Hadacheck v. Sebastian)
Case: Confluence of Doctrines (Spur Industries v. Del Webb Development Co.)
Case: Cedar Rust (Miller et al. v. Schoene)
Case: Damage Control (Boomer et al. v. Atlantic Cement)
Public Goods
Rivalry, Nonrivalry, and Rationing
Exclusion and Financial Incentives
Free Riding and the (non) Revelation of Preferences
Case: Ahupua'a (Kaiser Aetna v. United States)
Case: Coelum et Inferos (United States v. Causby)
Case: The Nollan-Dolan Nexus Blues (Dolan v. City of Tigard)
Case: Lead Us Not into Penn Station (Penn Central v. New York City)
Intellectual Property
Case: Spice of Life (Cheney Brothers v. Doris Silk Corp.)
Case: Dancing around the Law (Midler v. Ford Motor Co.)
Case: Cell to the Highest Bidder (Moore v. The Regents of the University of California)
Case: Piracy of the High C's (A&M Records v. Napster)
Contract Formation
Incentive Structures
Subjective Considerations
Basic Problems of Formation
Case: Broehm Hilda (Fiege v. Boehm)
Case: Poltergeist IV (Stambovsky v. Ackley)
Case: Politics as Usual (Cohen v. Cowles Media Corp.)
Case: Life in the Shoe (Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture)
Performance and Excuse
Ex Post Incentives
Ex Ante Incentives and Risk Allocation
Legal Doctrines and Remedies
Case: Modern Day Siddhartha (CAN International v. Phoenix)
Case: Recipe for Efficiency (Walgreen v. Sara Creek Property)
Case: 3,000-Mile Detour (Transatlantic Financing Corp. v. United States)
Case: West Texas Sour Grapes (Eastern Air Lines v. Gulf Oil)
Case: Animal Farm (Hopper v. All-Pet Animal Clinic)
Damages for Breach of Contract
The Problem of Excessive Reliance
Case: Free Raisins (Allied Canners & Packers v. Victor Packing Co.)
Case: Noxious Weed, Noxious Deed (Tongish v. Thomas and Decatur Coop Assn.)
Case: Terms of Estrangement (Parker v. Twentieth Century Fox)
Case: A Fine Time to Strip Mine, Lucille (Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining)
Liability Rules
Case: The Hand Formula (United States v. Carroll Towing)
Case: Customary Practice (Trimarco v. Klein et al.)
Case: Yukon Equipment v. Fireman's Fund
Case: Synthetic Liability (Hymowitz et al. v. Eli Lilly et al.)
Liability: Rights and Duties
Case: Milwaukee Road (Leroy Fibre v. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway)
Case: A Few Birds (Union Oil v. Oppen)
Case: Shrinking from Duty (Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California)
Case: Tainted Contract (General Foods v. Valley Lea Dairies)
The Silly Economics of Product Liability Law
A Paradigm: Stella Liebeck v. McDonald's Corporation
Economic Margins: Does Liability Matter?
Is Caveat Vendor a Move in the Right Direction?
Case: Privity of Contract (MacPherson v. Buick Motor Company)
Case: Loquacious Facts (Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Company)
Case: Burning Scents of Duty (Moran v. Faberge)
Case: You've Come a Long Way, Baby! (R. J. Reynolds v. Engel)