Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Posner, Richard

  • Alain MarcianoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_727


Posner is one of the main contributors to what is known as “economic analysis of law.” In this entry, we restrict our presentation to a few controversial claims he made (efficiency, wealth-maximization, Hicks-Kaldor, judicial decision making).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRE and University of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Faculté d’Economie, Université de Montpellier and LAMETA-UMR CNRSMontpellierFrance