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Law, Economics, and Conflict

Kaushik Basu and Robert C. Hockett


This book offers new perspectives on how to take analytic tools from the realm of academic research out into the real world to address pressing policy questions. As the chapters discuss, political polarization, regional conflicts, climate change, and the dramatic technological breakthroughs of the digital age have all left the standard tools of regulation floundering in the twenty-first century. These failures have, in turn, precipitated significant questions about the fundamentals of law and economics. The chapters address law and economics in diverse settings and situations, including centra ... More

Keywords: analytic tools, central banking, capital controls, corruption, rural credit markets, antitrust law, international monetary regimes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759383
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaushik Basu, editor
Cornell University

Robert C. Hockett, editor
Cornell Law School

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Front Matter

Law, Economics, and Conflict

Kaushik Basu and Robert C. Hockett

2 The Third Function of Law

Karla Hoff and James Walsh

4 Overreliance on Law

Anand V. Swamy

5 Forgotten Markets

Marieke Bos, Susan Payne Carter, and Paige Marta Skiba

9 Exchange Configurations and the Legal Framework

Peter A. Cornelisse and Erik Thorbecke

10 Reimagining Governance Through the Role of Law

Luis F. López-Calva and Kimberly B. Bolch