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Law And Economics In Germany


  • Kirstein, Roland


Law and economics in Germany was dominated by regulation, competition, and ?German Ordnungspolitik? until the early 1970s. Since then, German scholars have published a broad body of work in German and in the English language, covering fields like contract law, environmental law, labor law, public law, bankruptcy law, constitutional economics and legal procedure. Also in the 1970s, teaching activities were started at German universities. In addition to this, several (bi)annual conferences on law and economics were launched. The foundation of some research centers gave a further impetus to the German law and economics movement.

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  • Kirstein, Roland, 1997. "Law And Economics In Germany," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 97-10, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:9710

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    1. Kirstein, Roland, 2004. "Ökonomik der Kriminalität," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2004-06, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
    2. Marc Deschamps, 2013. "L'articulation économie, droit et politique dans la pensée ordolibérale," GREDEG Working Papers 2013-31, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
    3. Kirstein, Roland, 2006. "Markt und Marktwirtschaft," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2006-11, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.

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    German Literature; teaching activities; conferences; research institutes on Law and Economics;

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    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General


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