Law and economics of federalism (Edward Elgar Publishing)
ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781849803625 (hardback) 1849803625 (hardback)
"This unique volume takes a primarily empirical perspective on the law and economics of federalism. Using cross jurisdiction variation, the specially commissioned chapters examine the effects of various state experiments in areas such as crime, welfare, consumer protection, and a host of other areas. Although legal scholars have talked about states as laboratories for decades, rarely has the law and economics literature treated the topic of federalism empirically in such a systematic and useful way"--The publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Congressional control of state taxation : evidence and lessons for federalism theory / Brian Gale Harmonisation of private law in Europe / Michael Faure Lessons in fiscal federalism from American Indian nations / Terry L. Anderson and Dominic P. Parker Do profits promote pollution? The myth of the environmental race to the bottom / Robert K. Fleck and F. Andrew Hanssen Uncontrolled experiments from the laboratories of democracy : traditional cash welfare, federalism, and welfare reform / Jonah B. Gelbach Medicaid / Marianne P. Bitler and Madeline Zavodny Entrepreneurial creative destruction and legal federalism / John A. Dove and Russell S. Sobel Federalism and the rise of state consumer protection law in the United States / Joshua D. Wright.