February 19, 2006
International Economic Law
I happened to glance at the program for the upcoming American Law and Economics Meetings for 2006, and was pleased to see that bankruptcy issues feature prominently on the program. There also appear to be papers addressing empirical matters (Ithink the paper on bankruptcy at the above-mentioned program by Adler et al) is such a piece.
But I did not see any paper listed that purports to deal, either theoretically or empirically with international economic or financial matters. In examining the books that offer learning tools for would- be scholars of or readers in law and economics (there are a couple of new ones in the last two or three years), I did not see one that included sections or chapters on international economics/finance and their application to legal issues. Perhaps, someone will comment on whether this is because there just are not that many legal issues of interest that require some knowledge of international economics and finance or some other reason.