Law and Economics Research

Updated by Fred Dingledy
December 2022

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Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a W&M ID and password for off-campus access. Be sure to access these resources using a link from the law library's or Swem Library's website. Lexis and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both off-campus and on-campus access.

Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a W&M ID and password for off-campus access. Be sure to access these resources using a link from the law library's or Swem Library's website.

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 Number for Law and Economics: K487 .E3. Browse the shelves under these call numbers to locate relevant treatises.

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

Selected Treatises
Calabresi, Guido. The Future of Law & Economics: Essays in Reform and Recollection.
K487 .E3 C35 2016

Cooter, Robert, and Thomas Ulen. Law and Economics. 6th ed.
K487 E3 C665 2012 (Reserve)

Harrison, Jeffrey L. Law and Economics in a Nutshell. 7th ed. Available as ebook on West Academic Study Aids.

Ippolito, Richard A. Economics for Lawyers. Available as ebook.

K487 E3 I67 2005

Katz, Avery Wiener. Foundations of the Economic Approach to Law.
K487 .E3 F66 1998A (available in Stacks and in Reserve)

Malloy, Robin Paul. Law and Economics: An Introductory Toolkit for Lawyers.
K487 .E3 M352 2019

Newman, Peter, ed. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law. 3 vols.
K487 E3 N48 1998 (Reference area)

Parisi, Francesco. The language of law and economics : a dictionary.
K487 .E3 P37 2013

Parisi, Francesco. The Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics. 3 vols.
K487 .E3 O86 2017

Polinsky, A. Mitchell. An Introduction to Law and Economics. 5th ed.
K487 E3 P59 2019 (Reserve)

Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Steven Shavell, eds. Handbook of Law and Economics. 2 vols. Volume 1 and Volume 2 available as ebooks.
K487 E3H36 2007

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

Priest, George L. The Rise of Law and Economics: An Intellectual History. Available as ebook.
K487 .E3 P75 2020

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

Journal Articles

Indexes to Journal Articles

Legal Source

Subject Queries--
Economics
Economics -- Law & Legislation

Law & Behavioral Economics
Law & Economics
Economics & (subject) law (e.g., Economics & criminal law)

Indexes articles from academic law reviews and bar journals.

Online coverage: 1908-present.

 

Full Text Articles

American Law and Economics Review (Oxford University Press Journals)
American Law and Economics Review (Econlit -- most recent year not available)
The Journal of Law and Economics (University of Chicago Press)

Hein
Journal of Law & Economics
Journal of Legal Economics

Lexis
Journal of Legal Economics

Westlaw  
International Review of Law and Economics (INRLEC) (Coverage begins with 1994)
Journal of Law and Economics (JLECON) (Coverage begins with 1994)
Journal of Legal Economics (JLEGECON) (Coverage begins with 1993)

W&M Databases

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

Swem Library Databases >> Economics Databases
List of databases designed for 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.