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Iraq and Law and Economics


  • Kenneth Koford

    () (Lerner Business School, University of Delaware)


Decisions by the Bush administration and others, in choosing whether to invade Iraq, deciding on how to invade Iraq, and thinking about the chances for "rule of law" there, can be analyzed using law and economics. The results are mixed, suggesting that other factors were used by the Bush administration, and also that the public's understanding of "rule of law" is different from that used by scholars.

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  • Kenneth Koford, 2004. "Iraq and Law and Economics," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 30(1), pages 135-139, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:30:y:2004:i:1:p:135-139

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    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)


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