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Norms and the Law

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  • McAdams, Richard H.
  • Rasmusen, Eric B.

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Everyone realizes the importance of social norms as guides to behavior and substitutes for law, but coming up with a paradigm for analyzing norms has been surprisingly difficult, as has systematic empirical study. In this chapter we survey the topic.

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  • McAdams, Richard H. & Rasmusen, Eric B., 2007. "Norms and the Law," Handbook of Law and Economics, Elsevier.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:lawchp:2-20
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