February 19, 2010
Khong on Law and Economics
Dennis W. K. Khong has posted The Future of Law and Economics in the British Legal Academia on SSRN with the following abstract:
In this paper, I attribute the tepid reception of law and economics scholarship in British academia to the lack of sufficient ability in mathematical and statistical skills among British legal scholars. I offer some evidence of the importance of competency in these economic literacy skills for success in law and economics scholarship, by analysing journal editorship as a proxy for success. I then discuss how the institutional structure for legal and economic education in the UK leads to the lack of these essential economic literacy skills. And finally, I offer some suggestions on how, by establishing a doctoral programme in law and economics within the legal academia, the problem of law and economics scholarship may be overcome.
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