Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship

European Perspectives on Behavioural Law and Economics

Editors: Mathis, Klaus (Ed.)

  • First book to focus on Europe for the development and influence of Behavioural Law and Economics​
  • Shows how Behavioural Economics helps generate better theoretical insights into legal phenomena
  • Provides a systematic survey of the development and influence of Behavioural Law and Economics in Europe
  • Combines theoretical analyses with practical examples
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About this book

This anthology highlights the theoretical foundations as well as the various applications of Behavioural Law and Economics in European legal culture. By the same token, it fosters the dialogue between European and American Law and Economics scholars.

The traditional neo-classical microeconomic theory explains human behaviour by using Rational Choice. According to this model, people tend to maximize the difference between expected utility and cost (“expected utility theory”). This theory includes three assumptions: (1) unbounded rationality, (2) unbounded self-interest, and (3) unbounded willpower. Behavioural Economics questions these assumptions and endeavours to render economic analysis more realistic by underpinning it with psychological insights. In recent years, the influence of Behavioural Economics on the Economic Analysis of Law has gained momentum. Behavioural Law and Economics generates a better theoretical understanding of legal phenomena and offers a multitude of applications in legislation and legal adjudication.

This volume is testament to the growing and thriving Law and Economics movement in Europe. The European Law and Economics community has steadily grown and the yearly Law and Economics Conference at the law faculty of the University of Lucerne has successfully become a guiding star in the vast sky of Law and Economics.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • European and American Perspectives on Behavioural Law and Economics

    Ulen, Thomas S.

    Pages 3-16

  • The Next Generation of Behavioural Law and Economics

    Tor, Avishalom

    Pages 17-29

  • From Rational Choice to Behavioural Economics

    Mathis, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Why Do We Need Responsive Regulation and Behavioural Research in EU Internal Market Law?

    Purnhagen, Kai

    Pages 51-69

  • Can EU Consumer Law Benefit From Behavioural Insights?

    Sibony, Anne-Lise

    Pages 71-106

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11635-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11634-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35740-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Perspectives on Behavioural Law and Economics
Editors
  • Klaus Mathis
Series Title
Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11635-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11635-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11634-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35740-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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