Afterword

If you’ve made it through most of the material in this book, you’ve encountered a fair amount of economic discussion and analysis, some description of legal procedures, and numerous examples, all targeted at understanding economic damages in business liability cases. My guess is you haven’t read a similar book before, not because you aren’t well-read, but because none exists. Scholars of law and economics like to write books on substantive law and its connection to economics,1 but much of what lies in the present book concerns procedural law and the determination of economic damages in a given case. On the other hand, forensic economists like to write books on the calculation of economic damages,2 but the focus is much more technical, ...

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