Edward Elgar has published the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law — available here and here or here — co-edited by myself and Lloyd Cohen. While a bit outside my normal intellectual strike zone, its an area with such a diverse and important set of topics, a lot of cool data, and application of cutting edge methods. I think we’ve put together a really nice group of new essays that covers quite a bit of ground in the vast family law space with topics including but not limited to: marriage, divorce, prostitution, breastfeeding, abortion, and child support. The contributors include:
- Joseph Price
- Amy Wax
- Michael Hanlon
- Scott Cunningham and Todd Kendall
- Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
- Robert Lerman
- Antony Dnes
- Douglas Allen
- Tiffany Green and Katherine Dickinson
- Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann
- Melanie Guldi
You can peruse the contents here.
And for what it is worth, my earlier venture with Lloyd Cohen — Pioneers of Law and Economics, which includes a great collection of new essays by leading scholars such as Demsetz, Garoupa, Grady, Hazlett, Hylton, Litvak, Morriss, Pfaff, Ribstein, Tollison, and Ulen — is now pretty widely available in paperback for less than $50.