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Statistics of Legal Infrastructures: A Review of the Law and Finance Literature


  • Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos


Two books on law and development and the law-and-finance literature have produced a major opening for the field of international statistical comparisons of legal systems. This review provides some background from microstructure to help the understanding of the effects the statistical comparisons demonstrate and points out opportunities for further research. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos, 2006. "Statistics of Legal Infrastructures: A Review of the Law and Finance Literature," American Law and Economics Review, Oxford University Press, vol. 8(1), pages 62-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:amlawe:v:8:y:2006:i:1:p:62-80

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