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Behavioral Law and Economics

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Cass R. Sunstein, Christine Jolls, Richard Thaler, Mark Kelman, Yuval Rottenstreich, Amos Tversky, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Russell Korobkin, Donald C. Langevoort, Ilana Ritov, Jonathan Baron, Edna Ullmann-Margalit, Daniel J. Kahneman, Jack L. Knetsch, Richard Thaler, David Schkade, Edward J. McCaffery, Daniel J. Kahneman, Matthew L. Spitzer, Christine Jolls, Ward Farnsworth, Roger C. Noll, James E. Krier, Linda Babcock, George Loewenstein, Timur Kuran, Edward J. McCaffery
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  • Date Published: July 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521661355

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  • This exciting volume marks the birth of a new field, one which attempts to study law with reference to an accurate understanding of human behavior. It reports new findings in cognitive psychology which show that people are frequently both unselfish and over-optimistic; that people have limited willpower and limited self-control; and that people are 'boundedly' rational, in the sense that they have limited information-processing powers, and frequently rely on mental short-cuts and rules of thumb. Understanding this behavior has large-scale implications for the analysis of law, in areas including environmental protection, taxation, constitutional law, voting behavior, punitive damages for civil rights violations, labor negotiations, and corporate finance. With a better knowledge of human behavior, it is possible to predict the actual effects of law, to see how law can promote society's goals, and to reassess the questions of what law should be doing.

    • First book to analyze law by showing how people behave
    • Has implications for, and discusses many of the most disputed current issues in law, such as labor strikes, environmental protection, punitive damages
    • Author highly visible
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    • Date Published: July 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521661355
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 29 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Cass R. Sunstein
    Part I. Overviews and Prospects:
    1. A behavioral approach to law and economics Christine Jolls, Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler
    Part II. Heuristics and Biases: Shortcuts, Errors and Legal Decisions:
    2. Context-dependence in legal decision making Mark Kelman, Yuval Rottenstreich and Amos Tversky
    3. A positive psychological theory of judging in hindsight Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
    4. Behavioral economics, contract formation, and contract law Russell Korobkin
    5. Organized illusions: a behavioral theory of why corporations mislead stock market investors (and cause other social harms) Donald C. Langevoort
    6. Reluctance to vaccinate: omission bias and ambiguity Ilana Ritov and Jonathan Baron
    7. Second-order decisions Cass R. Sunstein and Edna Ullmann-Margalit
    Part III. Valuation: Values and Dollars in the Legal System:
    8. Experimental tests of the endowment effect and the cause theorem Daniel J. Kahneman, Jack L. Knetsch and Richard H. Thaler
    9. Assessing punitive damages (with notes on cognition and valuation in law) Cass R. Sunstein, Daniel J. Kahneman and David Schkade
    10. Framing the jury: cognitive perspective on pain and suffering award Edward J. McCaffery, Daniel J. Kahneman and Matthew L. Spitzer
    11. Behavioral economic analysis of redistributive legal rules Christine Jolls
    12. Do parties to nuisance cases bargain after judgment? A glimpse inside the cathedral Ward Fransworth
    Part IV. The Demand for Law: Why Law Is As It Is:
    13. Some implications of cognitive psychology for risk regulation Roger G. Noll and James E. Krier
    14. Explaining bargaining impasse: the role of self-serving biases Linda Babcock and George Loewenstein
    15. Controlling availability cascades Timur Kuran and Cass R. Sunstein
    16. Cognitive theory and tax Edward J. McCaffery.

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    Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago

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    Cass R. Sunstein, Christine Jolls, Richard Thaler, Mark Kelman, Yuval Rottenstreich, Amos Tversky, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Russell Korobkin, Donald C. Langevoort, Ilana Ritov, Jonathan Baron, Edna Ullmann-Margalit, Daniel J. Kahneman, Jack L. Knetsch, Richard Thaler, David Schkade, Edward J. McCaffery, Daniel J. Kahneman, Matthew L. Spitzer, Christine Jolls, Ward Farnsworth, Roger C. Noll, James E. Krier, Linda Babcock, George Loewenstein, Timur Kuran, Edward J. McCaffery

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