About the series

European Studies in Law and Economics (EDLE)

The series European Studies in Law and Economics is devoted to further the understanding of Law and Economics in Europe. The volumes published in this series present an interdisciplinary perspective on the effects of laws on people’s behaviour and on the economic system. The ample topics address a wide audience, including policy makers, legislators, economists, lawyers and judges. The series is peer-reviewed.

The series is an initiative of the PhD programme ‘European Doctorate in Law and Economics’ (EDLE). The EDLE is the academic response to the increasing importance of the economic analysis of law in Europe. The programme is offered by the Universities of Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam in association with the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai (India). PhD students receive the unique opportunity to study law and economics in three different countries. The programme prepares economists and lawyers of high promise for an academic career in a research field of growing importance or for responsible positions in government, research organisations and international consulting firms.

The European Commission sponsors the EDLE as an excellence programme under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scheme. For further information please visit: www.edle-phd.eu.

The editorial board of the series consists of Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Prof. Dr. Luigi A. Franzoni (University of Bologna) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt (University of Hamburg).

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Available volumes

  1. Economic Evidence in EU Competition Law
    436 pp. | paperback

    This edited volume addresses the importance, implications, practices, problems and the role of economic evidence in EU competition law. It includes contributions on the use of the economic approach in the application and enforcement of EU competition law in different EU countries, candidate member states and third countries.
  2. Banking Regulation in Times of Crisis
    226 pp. | paperback

    This book discusses the impact of regulations and supervision on banks’ performance, focusing on two emerging market economies, Turkey and Russia.
  3. Civil Liability of Securities Underwriters

    Publication date: November 27, 2014<
    Civil Liability of Securities Underwriters
    256 pp. | paperback

    Looking at the practices in the USA, the Netherlands and the UK, this book investigates whether imposition of civil liability on securities underwriters can help to deter material misstatements of corporate information by securities issuers in primary markets.
  4. Definition of the Relevant Market

    Publication date: November 21, 2014<
    Definition of the Relevant Market
    280 pp. | paperback

    Market definition plays a critical role in EC competition law, as the first step of any investigation into the nature of competition in a given industry. This book strives for a greater harmony between law and economics in defining antitrust markets.
  5. Does Law Matter for Economic Growth?

    Publication date: August 31, 2014<
    Does Law Matter for Economic Growth?
    216 pp. | paperback

    This book addresses the role of legal institutions in economic growth. The massive differences in country incomes are largely the product of economic growth, which is in turn shaped, influenced, and determined by the legal infrastructure of a country. There has been a growing interest in exploring the connection between legal rules and economic growth since the 1990s.
  6. Comparative Analysis of Merger Control Policy
    272 pp. | paperback

    After thirteen years of discussion, the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China was promulgated on 30 August 2007 and entered into force in August 2008. This book investigates to what extent competition goals may influence merger policy by taking a comparative perspective. To address this central research question, this book focuses on four major issues; the legislative history of the Anti-Monopoly Law and merger policy; the evolut...
  7. Towards a Better Assessment of Pain and Suffering Damages for Personal Injuries
    248 pp. | paperback

    This book proposes a novel way to assess pain and suffering damages. It is based on specialised scientific information regarding the impact of injuries and investigates the positive legal and economic implications that would result from its implementation compared to current approaches.
  8. Rethinking the New York Convention

    Publication date: May 6, 2013<
    Rethinking the New York Convention
    367 pp. | paperback

    The New York Convention is regarded as one of the most successful treaties in the past fifty-five years in the field of transnational business law, more specifically, international commercial arbitration. Its simplicity and brevity in wording but complexity and diversity in application have triggered endless discussions, debates and writings. Rethinking the New York Convention – A Law and Economics Approach for the first time offers a unique j...
  9. Patents as Protection of Traditional Medical Knowledge?
    200 pp. | paperback

    The protection of the knowledge and practises of local and indigenous groups has been discussed in various forums in recent times. International agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity address the importance of protecting traditional knowledge and practises, This book examines traditional knowledge protection in the area of traditional medical knowledge, often utilised in contemporary medicine, and consequently subject to pat...
  10. Regulatory Competition in European Corporate and Capital Market Law
    149 pp. | paperback

    This book deals with the endeavor of national and supranational legislators to develop more attractive corporate legal forms and investment frameworks. It focuses on some recent national corporate law reforms, the newly introduced European legal form Societas Europaea and the choice of law in corporate debt securities.
  11. Economic Criteria for Criminalization
    168 pp. | paperback

    This book examines the question why – from an economic perspective – society should enforce certain violations through criminal law, while others through private or administrative law.
  12. Law and Economics in the RIA World

    Publication date: August 24, 2011<
    Law and Economics in the RIA World
    270 pp. | paperback

    The use of economics in public policy, in the form of ex ante Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA), is strongly advocated by international organizations such as the OECD and the World Bank. In the US and the EU, hundreds of RIAs are produced every year to justify public intervention in the form of regulation. But reality shows that in many other countries the adoption and implementation of this tool has been patchy at best.
  13. Competition and Innovation in the EU Regulation of Pharmaceuticals
    342 pp. | paperback

    This book deals with parallel trade of pharmaceuticals from a Law & Economics perspective. In recent judgments (Bayer, Glaxo and Syfait), EU Courts questioned some of the legal principles underpinning the EU policy on parallel trade in the field of pharmaceuticals. Through the analysis of the impact that parallel trade of pharmaceuticals has on consumer welfare, both in a static and in a dynamic sense, this work examines whether the current l...
  14. Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy

    Publication date: September 30, 2010<
    Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy
    322 pp. | paperback

    This book presents a systematic research method for assessing policy questions from an economic and a behavioural economic perspective.
  15. Group Litigation in European Competition Law
    274 pp. | paperback

    This book makes a valuable contribution to the current discussion regarding the private enforcement of competition law, particularly through the use of group litigation. Forms of group litigation are debated not only at the European level, but in countries worldwide. Policy makers, practitioners and academics alike can draw relevant insights about the potentials and pitfalls of group litigation mechanisms.
  16. Ex-Post Liability Rules in Modern Patent Law
    338 pp. | paperback

    This book examines alternative ways of protecting patent rights using the law and economics framework of property and liability rules. Traditional compulsory licenses are compared with the most recent discussions on the choice between granting or denying injunctive relief for patents (ex post liability rules). .