These readings have been specifically selected to further the reader's understanding of the economic approach to law. They focus on the distinguishing characteristics of economics as a way of thinking, as well as comparing and contrasting economic analysis with more traditional methods of legal analysis. You'll also find authoritative notes and commentary. This text is an excellent facilitator of thought-provoking classroom discussions. Other topics include methodology of the economic approach, a survey of basic applications, and critiques of the economic approach. The Foundations of Law Series offers a collection of comprehensive readings that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on a substantive legal field. Edited by scholars who have made important contributions, the readings are designed to provide an accessible introduction to the leading scholarship in a field. Accompanying notes and questions permit students to engage fully in the literature on their own, as well as to aid their understanding of material covered in classes.