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Economic Transplants
On Lawmaking for Corporations and Capital Markets

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Part of International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation

  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107442122

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  • Why and in what ways have lawyers been importing economic theories into a legal environment, and how has this shaped scholarly research, judicial and legislative work? Since the financial crisis, corporate or capital markets law has been the focus of attention by academia and media. Formal modelling has been used to describe how capital markets work and, later, has been criticised for its abstract assumptions. Empirical legal studies and regulatory impact assessments offered different ways forward. This book presents a new approach to the risks and benefits of interdisciplinary policy work. The benefits economic theory brings for reliable and tested lawmaking are contrasted with important challenges including the significant differences of research methodology, leading to misunderstandings and problems of efficient implementation of economic theory's findings into the legal world. Katja Langenbucher's innovative research scrutinises the potential of economic theory to European legislators faced with a lack of democratic accountability.

    • Contrasts different methodological approaches by law and economics
    • Evaluates, in detail, how legislators can benefit from economic theory
    • Explains the typical judicial approach to economic theory in Europe
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107442122
    • length: 241 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Promises of Economic Transplants:
    1. Economic methodology, its scientific turn and the question 'which economics'
    2. Economic imperialism
    3. Law and its methodology
    4. The promises of economic transplants
    Part II. Economic Transplants and Legislation:
    5. The promises and the legislator
    6. Formal modelling and the problem of predictions
    7. Empirical work and the problem of descriptions
    8. Promises revisited and embracing complexity
    Part III. Economic Transplants and Adjudication:
    9. Promises and the judiciary
    10. Promises revisited. Conclusion and a different promise.

  • Author

    Katja Langenbucher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Am Main
    Katja Langenbucher holds a full professorship for Private Law, Corporate and Financial Law in Goethe-University's House of Finance and is an affiliated professor at Sciences Po, Paris. She was awarded the Alfred Grosser Chaire, Sciences Po, Paris in 2008–9. She was a Research Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012–13. Langenbucher was a guest professor at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and Universität Wien, Vienna in 2015 and an International Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School in 2016. She is a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Postbank and a committee member at Alte Leipziger – Hallesche Group.

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