Economics in Legal Reasoning

  • Péter Cserne
  • Fabrizio Esposito

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Institutions, Economics and Law book series (PSIEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Péter Cserne, Fabrizio Esposito
    Pages 1-6
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Damiano Canale, Giovanni Tuzet
      Pages 9-24
  4. Economics and Legal Interpretation

  5. Economics and Fact-Finding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jan Broulík
      Pages 83-99
    3. Nicola Giocoli
      Pages 101-117
  6. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Felipe Figueroa Zimmermann
      Pages 121-137
    3. Fabrizio Esposito
      Pages 139-154
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 155-159

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot is the first book in the field of Law & Economics looking at the relationship between economics and law in legal reasoning. The book constitutes a reference point for the economic analysis of legal institutions, as legal reasoning remains the dimension of legal systems least explored by economists.

Despite their differences, economics and legal reasoning interact in many interesting ways. This book offers a fast track to these interactions. Both supporters and critics of Law & Economics will be exposed to a yet-to-be developed area of interaction between the disciplines.

This book will be of interest to economists, legal scholars, and Law and Economics specialists, and can be used as teaching material in courses on Law & Economics and legal reasoning as well.


Legal reasoning Legal institutions Forensic economics Legal interpretation Alternative legal decisions Welfarist normative arguments Internal and external justification of judicial decisions

Editors and affiliations

  • Péter Cserne
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Esposito
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-40167-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-40168-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6535
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6543
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