The book Law and Economics: Breaking New Grounds aims to educate and spread awareness on the interdisciplinary subject of law and economics among technocrats, scientists, social engineers, professionals and policy makers, which will build-up a rational society.
This book includes 15 essays drawn from the International Conference on Law and Economics held in March, 2015 at GNLU, India. This event was organised by a consortium of technology, management and legal institutions namely IIT, Kanpur; IIM, Ahmedabad and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. The conference with national and international resource persons and professionals had effective deliberations on: (i) Role of discovery and the early settlement of litigation, (ii) evaluation of trade venues, (iii) consumerism in EU, economic rationale for the patent system, and (iv) evidence based law. These topics have been covered in this book. This books includes essays from a broad array of topics such as Trade and Investment, Competition Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Regulating the Financial System.
This book will be immensely useful to students, academicians, researchers and policymakers. It provides a unique multidisciplinary approach to subject of Law and Economics
Table Of Contents:
Part I: INTRODUCTION 1. New Ground (and How it is Broken): An Introduction
Part II: LAW, INSTITUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT 2. Institutional Reform as Bargain 3. Examining the Relationship Between Labour Laws and Economic Development of India 4. Crimes in India: In the Perspective of Property Crime 5. Role of Judiciary in the Interpretation of the Land Acquisition Law: A Comparative Study of the US and India
Part III: REGULATING THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM 6. Challenges of the Global Financial Regulatory System: In the Era of Financial Innovation 7. A Study on Trends and Regulations of NPAs in Indian Commercial Banks
Part IV: TRADE AND INVESTMENT 8. Investment Economics: An Introduction 9. Paradiplomacy: Local Governance, International Relations and Statutory Restraints 10. An Overview of Assam’s Export Potentials: Trends, Pattern and Challenges 11. Effect of Tariff Regulation in Major Port Container Terminals: The Case of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Part V: COMPETITION LAW 12. Determining Thresholds in Competition Law: Some Concerns on Inherited Costs 13. Juxtaposition of the Liberalisation Policies and the Competition Law(s) in India
Part VI: ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 14. To Conciliate or (Not) to Conciliate: Empirical Evidence from Labour Disputes in India 15. Transition to Online Dispute Resolution: A Mechanism to Curb Transaction Cost in Access to Justice
Part VII: LAW AND SOCIETY 16. An Attempt Towards Making Contract Marriage an Option in India 17. Efficacy of Social Norms in Supplementing the Contents of Law
Part VIII: ECONOMICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 18. A Perspective on Law and Economics in the Indian Context 19. Exploring the Effects of Agency Theory on Ownership Structures and Firm Performance
Part IX: CONSUMER PROTECTION 20. Consumer Sovereignty: A Common Thread Between Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law 21. Consumer Law Between Paternalism and Market Orientation from a Law and Economics Perspective