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Behavioral Economic Analysis of Redistributive Legal Rules

By Christine Jolls


\u22Behavioral law and economics\u22--the general topic of this Symposium-seeks to bring together \u22behavior\u22 and \u22law and economics.\u22 Law and economics (without the modifier) is of course already about behavior. But it is typically about behavior of a particular sort: highly \u22rational\u22 (in a particular sense of that term), optimizing behavior. Sometimes it is reasonable to assume that people behave in this manner; other times it is not. The \u22behavioral\u22 in \u22behavioral law and economics\u22 is about infusing law and economics with insights into actual (rather than hypothesized) human behavior when such insights are needed to insure sound predictions or prescriptions about law

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1998
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