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Law and Economics

Law and Economics
Volume I: Theory, Volume II: Practice

First Edition
Two Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay - Research Director, India Development Foundation and Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University
  • V. Santhakumar - Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Other Titles in:
Industrial Law | Law

February 2013 | 406 pages | SAGE India
Law and Economics is a method of analyzing laws, legal processes, and judicial decisions using the concerns and techniques of neoclassical economics. This two-volume book deals with the theory of Law and Economics and its applications in the context of India. It is written with an objective to convey the principles and use of this discipline, based on real-world examples, to lawyers and economists as well as others including policy-makers, analysts, civil-society observers, and so on, who do not have formal training in law and economics.
Volume I : Law and Economics: Theory and Applications


Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Public Rights over Property

Contracts and their Enforcement

Economics of Tort Law

Economics of Crime: Some Preliminary Insights

Economic Laws

The Economics of the Judicial System


Volume II: Law and Economics: Practice


Rehabilitation of the 'Project Affected': Eminent Domain and Just Compensation

Malabika Pal
`Law and Economics' of Indian Patent Act

V Santhakumar
Two Cases of IPR Issues in India: Pharmaceutical Patents and Film Industry Copyrights

Sushma Kindo
Economics of Contract Law in India

Indervir Singh
The Economics of Contract Law: A Business Outsourcing Application

George S Geis
Economic Analysis of Tort Law: Some Conceptual and Interpretative Issues

Satish K Jain
Efficiency of Liability Rules: An Experimental Analysis in India

Sanmitra Ghosh and Rajendra P Kundu
Regulation in the case of a Natural Monopoly: The Electricity Act in India

V Santhakumar
Initial Public Offerings: Institutions in India

Padma Kadiyala
Legal and Judicial Process in India: A Preliminary Economic Analysis of Some Issues

V Santhakumar


Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is currently the Research Director of India Development Foundation, Director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA, in 1983 and joined the Indian Statistical Institute where he became a Professor in 1991. In 2003, he became the founder-Director of India Development Foundation, an independent research institution. He was awarded a doctorate (honoris causa) by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2006. In 2008, the year of the global financial... More About Author

V. Santhakumar

V. Santhakumar is currently Professor, Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He had been a faculty, for 15 years (1996–2011), and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. He worked as a full-time volunteer in a major non-governmental organisation called Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad. He completed doctoral research from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has held postdoctoral scholarships at the Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands, and Vanderbilt University, United States.V. Santhakumar has also carried out a number of consultant assignments for the Asian Development Bank,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132110095