Law and Economics Research

Updated by Fred Dingledy
May 2018

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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.


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

Calabresi, Guido. The Future of Law & Economics.
K487 .E3 C35 2016

Cole, Daniel H. & Peter Z. Grossman. Principles of Law and Economics. 2d ed.
K487 .E3 C65 2011

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

Harrison, Jeffrey L. Law and Economics in a Nutshell. 6th ed.
K487 E3 H37 2016 (Reserve)

Ippolito, Richard A. Economics for Lawyers.

K487 E3 I67 2005

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

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. 4th ed.
K487 E3 P59 2011 (Reserve)

Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Steven Shavell, eds. Handbook of Law and Economics. 2 vols.
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

Journal Articles

Indexes to Journal Articles

Legal Source

Subject Queries--
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.


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

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)

Journal of Legal Economics

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

W&M Databases

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.

Hieros Gamos

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