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Louis Kaplow & Steven Shavell, Economic Analysis of Law (John M. Olin Ctr. L. Econ. & Bus. Discussion Paper No. 251, Nat'l Bureau Econ. Res., Working Paper No. w6960, Feb. 1999).

Abstract: This is a survey of the field of economic analysis of law, focusing on the work of economists. The survey covers the three central areas of civil law liability for accidents (tort law), property law, and contracts as well as the litigation process and public enforcement of law.