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Posner, Richard


  • Alain Marciano

    (MRE - Montpellier Recherche en Economie - UM - Université de Montpellier)


Posner is one of the main contributors to what is known as "economic analysis of law". In this entry, we restrict our presentation to a few controversial claims he made (efficiency, wealth-maximization, Hicks-Kaldor, judicial decision making).

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  • Alain Marciano, 2018. "Posner, Richard," Post-Print hal-02306799, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02306799
    DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_727-1
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    1. Richard A. Posner, 1999. "The Law and Economics of the Economic Expert Witness," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 13(2), pages 91-99, Spring.
    2. Gary S. Becker, 1974. "Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach," NBER Chapters, in: Essays in the Economics of Crime and Punishment, pages 1-54, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. William M. Landes, 1968. "The Economics of Fair Employment Laws," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 76(4), pages 507-507.
    4. William M. Landes, 1974. "An Economic Analysis of the Courts," NBER Chapters, in: Essays in the Economics of Crime and Punishment, pages 164-214, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Jean-Baptiste Fleury & Alain Marciano, 2013. "Becker and Posner: Freedom of Speech and Public Intellectualship," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 45(5), pages 254-278, Supplemen.
    6. Posner, Richard A, 1971. "Killing or Wounding to Protect a Property Interest," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 14(1), pages 201-232, April.
    7. Posner, Richard A, 2000. "Cost-Benefit Analysis: Definition, Justification, and Comment on Conference Papers," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 29(2), pages 1153-1177, June.
    8. Juergen G. Backhaus, 2017. "Lawyers’ economics versus economic analysis of law: a critique of professor Posner’s “economic” approach to law by reference to a case concerning damages for loss of earning capacity," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 517-534, June.
    9. Peter Aranson, 1992. "The common law as central economic planning," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 3(3), pages 289-319, September.
    10. Harnay, Sophie & Marciano, Alain, 2009. "Posner, Economics And The Law: From €Œlaw And Economics†To An Economic Analysis Of Law," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 31(2), pages 215-232, June.
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