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Vol 24 No 8 Aug/Sept 2019

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The Roundabouts of European Law and Economics


ISBN13: 9789462368866
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.50



In his valedictory lecture, The Roundabouts of European Law and Economics, Prof. Dr Roger Van den Bergh critically reflects upon three decades of research in European Law and Economics. He discusses the difficult reception of economic analysis of law in the 1980s-1990s, the spectacular growth of Law and Economics in both academia and policy circles at the turn of the millennium and the recent impact of behavioural economics on policy-making. Examples from different areas of law illustrate major insights of Law and Economics: the economic approach to competition law, the adverse effects of consumer protection and the current institutional crisis of the European Union (euro crisis, Brexit).

Subjects:
Law and Economics
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The "Wild Years": The Start of European Law and Economics in the 1980s-1990s
3. The "Golden Years" of European Law and Economics at the Turn of the Millennium
4. The Challenge from Behavioural Approaches: A "Mid-Life Crisis'?
5. The 2018 Roundabout: Will All Roads Lead to Law and Economics?
6. Conclusions