Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law

Maxwell L. Stearns, University of Maryland School of Law
Todd Zywicki

Document Type Book


This is the only course book specifically designed to instruct law students in the discipline of public choice. The book provides a comprehensive, but nontechnical, overview of interest group theory, social choice theory, and game theory (along with elementary price theory), and ties these concepts to a wide range of topics in both public and private law. The book contains chapters devoted to each set of methodological tools and to specific institutional settings: legislatures, courts, executive branch (and bureaus), and constitutions.