Economic Analysis of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law

Professor David Friedman

Articles for the Course


Bailey, M. "Approximate Optimality of Aboriginal Property Rights," 35 JLE 183 (1992)

Coase, R.H., "The Problem of Social Cost," JLE 1960

Cohen, L. "Marriage, Divorce, and Quasi Rents; or, `I Gave Him The Best Years of My Life'", JLS XVI, 1987

Friedman, D., "The World According to Coase," The Law School Record, University of Chicago Law School;

"Law and Economics" expanded from an article in The New Palgrave;

"Standards As Intellectual Property: An Economic Approach," University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 3, (Spring 1994) pp. 1109-1119;

"Should the Characteristics of Victims and Criminals Count? Payne v Tennessee and Two Views of Efficient Punishment," Boston College Law Review XXXIV No.4, pp.731-769 (July 1993);

"Less Law than Meets the Eye," a review of Order Without Law, by Robert Ellickson, Michigan Law Review vol. 90 no. 6, (May 1992) pp. 1444-1452;

"Private Creation and Enforcement of Law: A Historical Case," JLS VIII, 1979;

["Making Sense of English Law Enforcement in the Eighteenth Century," The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable (Spring/Summer 1995)];

[ Review of Economic Analysis of Accident Law, by Steven Shavell. Journal of Political Economy 97 (1989)];

["Rational Criminals and Profit-Maximizing Police: Gary Becker's Contribution to the Economic Analysis of Law and Law Enforcement," from The New Economics of Human Behavior, Mariano Tommasi and Kathryn Ierulli, editors].


[]: Optional reading

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