Law and Economics in the Civil Law World: The Case of Brazilian Courts

@article{Pargendler2014LawAE,
  title={Law and Economics in the Civil Law World: The Case of Brazilian Courts},
  author={M. Pargendler and Bruno Meyerhof Salama},
  journal={Law & Society: Courts eJournal},
  year={2014}
}
Conventional wisdom holds that economic analysis of law is either embryonic or nonexistent outside of the United States generally and in civil law jurisdictions in particular. Existing explanations for the assumed lack of interest in the application of economic reasoning to legal problems range from the different structure of legal education and academia outside of the United States to the peculiar characteristics of civilian legal systems. This paper challenges this view by documenting and… Expand
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