William and Mary Law School

Law and Economics Research

Updated by Fred Dingledy
March 2013

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Lexis and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both off-campus and on-campus access

Books

Library Catalog
To search for books, journals, and audiovisual materials held by William & Mary libraries, use the online catalog.

Search Tips:
Subject Queries--
Capitalism--Labor Laws and Legislation.
Comparative Law--Comparative Economics
Corporation Law-- Economic Aspects

Economics-- Philosophy
Economics in Law
Economics of Law
Law-- Philosophy
Law and Economics-- Civil Law Systems
Law and Economics-- Public Law

Legal Economics

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Administrative Law issues: K230, K487, KF1416-KF3455.29 . Browse the shelves under these call numbers to locate relevant treatises.

To search for materials from other libraries, use the Worldcat database on FirstSearch

Selected Treatises
Backhaus, Jürgen G., ed. The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics. 2nd ed.
K487 E3 Z945 2005

Cole, Daniel H. Principles of Law and Economics.
KF385 C65 2011

Cooter, Robert, and Thomas Ulen. Law and Economics. 5th ed.
K487 E3 C665 2008

Harrison, Jeffrey L. Law and Economics in a Nutshell. 5th ed.
K487 E3 H37 2011 (Reserve)

Ippolito, Richard A. Economics for Lawyers.

K487 E3 I67 2005

Newman, Peter, ed. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law.
REF K487 E3 N48 1998

Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Steven Shavell, eds. Handbook of Law and Economics.
K487 E3H36 2007

Posner, Richard A. Economic Analysis of Law. 8th ed.
K487 E3 P67 2011 (Reserve)

Posner, Richard A. The Economic Structure of the Law: The Collected Economic Essays of Richard Posner.
K487 E3 P673 v.1 2000

Posner, Richard A. The Economics of Private Law: The Collected Economic Essays of Richard Posner.
K487 E3 P673 v.2 2001

Posner, Richard A. The Economics of Public Law: The Collected Economic Essays of Richard Posner.
K487 E3 P673 v.3 2001

Shavell, Steven. Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law.
K487 E3 S53 2004

Zerbe, Richard O. Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics.
K487 E3 Z47 2001

Journal Articles

Indexes to Journal Articles
Legal Trac 

Subject Queries
Economics
Economics-- Laws and Regulations
Law and Economics
Law and Economics-- Analysis
Law and Economics-- Comparative Methods
Law and Economics-- Philosophy
Securities
Securities-- Economics Aspects
Securities Law
Securities Law-- Comparative Methods

Indexes articles from legal journals, bar association publications, and law reviews. Includes book reviews and legal newspapers.

Options for accessing this index include:
Print : Current Legal Index Coverage: 1980-Present. Updated Monthly. Location: Reference (Index Table)
Online coverage: 1980-Present. Updated daily.

Full Text Articles
Lexis  
Journal of Law and Economics
Journal of Legal Economics

Westlaw  
International Review of Law and Economics (INRLEC)
Journal of Law and Economics (JLECON)
Journal of Legal Economics (JLEGECON)

W&M Databases

EconLit
A database that contains abstracts and some full-text articles for 712 economics journals, books, and dissertations.

Swem Library Databases >> Business & Economics
List of databases designed for business and economic research available to William & Mary students and faculty.

World Wide Web Resources

Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers
Website with listings of law and economics journals, institutes, associations, etc, all over the world.

Hieros Gamos

Hieros Gamos website; includes links to US government sites, international organizations, journals, resources, and information on subjects related to law and economics.

Journal of Law and Economics
Online Journal of Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.

Associations

American Law and Economics Association

Website of the American Law and Economics Association. Includes information on joining the association, meetings, news, and other law and economics associations.