Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Efficiency, Types of

  • Henk J. ter BogtEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_43


Efficiency is an important concept in the field of law and economics. The precise meaning of the term efficiency is not unequivocal and depends on the context in which it is used. In practice, efficiency often relates to economic efficiency. However, such forms as social and political efficiency can also be very important for the continuity of a society or an organization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands