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Authoritative Labor & Employment Law and Economics Book Co-Edited by USD Law Professor Orly Lobel
SAN DIEGO (October 7, 2009) — The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announces the release of a new encyclopedia of labor and employment law and economics book compiled and edited by USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt of IU Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, and Seth D. Harris of New York Law School. Published by Edward Elgar and titled Labor and Employment Law and Economics (Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition), this 600-page volume is one of the first in a series on specific topics within law and economics which builds upon, updates and replaces Elgar's very popular Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (November 2000). The book is designed as an essential starting point for academics and policy-makers who are interested in these topics.
"Bringing together contributions from first-rate scholars in the field," says Yale Law School’s John J. Donohoe III, "Dau-Schmidt, Harris and Lobel, have put together a great resource for academics and policy-makers on either side of the Atlantic who are interested in these important issues."
The economic analysis of labor and employment law is a bold effort to apply economic theory to explain important empirical facts about the regulation of the employment relationship and to provide positive predictions and normative analyses that are useful to policy-makers. This book draws together 24 chapters, by leading scholars in the field, summarizing the important theoretical and empirical work that has been done to date on a wide spectrum of labor and employment law topics including: regulating employment contracts, unions, collective bargaining, minimum wages, health insurance, executive pay, workers’ compensation, unemployment, occupational health and safety, discrimination, needs of families, training and slave labor, to name but a few.
"This is a welcome and invaluable desktop companion for scholars, teachers, lawyers and policy-makers," says Gillian Lester of UC Berkeley School of Law. "Chapters by leading scholars from both law and economics cover an expansive array of topics on the regulation of work through the lens of economic analysis, concisely explaining theoretical foundations as well as identifying cutting-edge intellectual controversies. I recommend it most highly."
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