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The judge, the academic and the public intellectual: the totemic scholarship of Richard A. Posner


  • Alain Marciano

    () (Université de Montpellier and LAMETA-UMR 5474)

  • Giovanni Battista Ramello

    (Università del Piemonte Orientale)


Abstract Richard A. Posner plays a totemic role within law and economics, and not only. His scholarship is so wide to the point that it is quite impossible to face any topic without finding a seminal contribution by him. This introduction presents a special issue devoted to Posner’s scientific and academic work.

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  • Alain Marciano & Giovanni Battista Ramello, 2017. "The judge, the academic and the public intellectual: the totemic scholarship of Richard A. Posner," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 389-392, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:43:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s10657-017-9558-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s10657-017-9558-3

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    Posner; Law and economics; Economic analysis of law;

    JEL classification:

    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology


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