The George Mason University School of Law is one of the nation’s leading centers for the study of law and economics, constitutional political economy, and public choice theory. As such, the Library aims to maintain a robust collection to support scholarship in these areas. Below is a brief list of resources available to Library patrons.
- Elgar Companion to Law and Economics, edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus. K487.E3 Z945 2005 REFERENCE.
- Elgar Dictionary of Economic Quotations, by Charles R. McCann. PN6084 .E36 E44 2003 REFERENCE.
- Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by Boudewijn Bouckaert and Gerrit de Geest. K487.E3 E53 2000 REFERENCE.
- The Language of Law and Economics: A Dictionary, by Francesco Parisi. K487.E3 P37 2013 REFERENCE.
- Law and Economics, by Cooter & Ulen. K487 .E3 C665 2012 REFERENCE.
- Law and Economics in a Nutshell, by Jeffrey L. Harrison. K487.E3 H37 2011.
- Law and Public Choice: A Critical Introduction, by Farber & Frickey. K487 .F37 1991 RESERVE.
- The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. HB61 .N49 2008 REFERENCE.
- The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, by Peter Newman. K487.E3 N48 1998 REFERENCE.
- Pioneers of Law and Economics, by Cohen & Wright. K487 .E3 P56 2009 RESERVE.
Some examples follow, for a complete list search the GMU Library Catalog. Note: The main classification number for law and economics is: K487.E3
- Chicago Lectures in Law and Economics, by Eric Posner. K487.E3 C45 2000.
- Comparative Law and Economics, edited by Gerrit de Geest and Roger van den Bergh. K487.E3 C6673 2004.
- Economic Analysis of Law, by Richard A. Posner. RESERVE K487.E3 P67 2011.
- Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics, by Richard O. Zerbe. K487.E3Z47 2001
- Economics for Lawyers, by Richard A. Ippolito. K487.E3 I67 2005.
- Game Theory and the Law, by Eric B. Rasmusen. K487 .E3 G35 2007.
- Handbook of Law and Economics, by Polinsky & Shavell. K487 .E3 H36 2007.
- An Introduction to Law and Economics, by A. Mitchell Polinsky. KF385 .P59 2003.
- Law and Economic Development, edited by Hans-Bernd Schäfer and Angara V. Raja. K487.E3 L372 2006.
- Law and Economics, edited by Richard A. Posner and Francesco Parisi. K487.E3 Z955 1997.
- The Legal-Economic Nexus, by Warren J. Samuels. K487.E3 S36 2007.
- The Origins of Law and Economics: Essays By the Founding Fathers, edited by Francesco Parisi and Charles K. Rowley. K487.E3 O75 2005.
- Research In Law and Economics, by Richard O. Zerbe. K487.E3 R46 (published annually). Some volumes are available as an e-book; please use the title to search the catalog and link through to the e-book.
A selection of journals follow. The titles link to the catalog records for our print holdings, and years covered are shown for our print holdings. Where a journal is available in PDF format online, a link to the database is provided. The online access typically covers recent years not covered by the print collection. Please consult the catalog and the e-journal finder for complete listings of journals in the library and online, respectively.
- American Economic Review, 1963-present, and available on JStor.
- American Law and Economics Review, 1999-2007, and available through Oxford Journals.
- Antitrust Law and Economics Review, 1967-2009, and available on HeinOnline.
- BNA Journals E-Commerce Law Daily, Money & Politics Report, WTO Reporter.
- Economics and Philosophy, 1997-present in Cambridge Journals Online.
- Asian Economic Journal, Economics & Politics, Journal of Law and Society, and other journals available through Wiley-Blackwell.
- European Journal of Law and Economics, 1994-2005, and through SpringerLink.
- International Review of Law & Economics, 1981-2008, and on ScienceDirect.
- Journal of Economic Studies, available on Emerald Intelligence.
- Journal of International Economic Law,1998-2010, and through Oxford Journals.
- Journal of Law and Economics, 1958-present, and on JSTOR.
- Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 1985-present, and on Oxford Journals.
- Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, 2005-present, and on HeinOnline.
- Journal of Legal Economics, 1991-present, and on HeinOnline.
- Journal of Legal Studies, 1972-2004, and on HeinOnline.
- Supreme Court Economic Review, 1982-present, and on HeinOnline and JSTOR.
- BNA Libraries databases cover a wide range of legal topics.
- EconLit, Abstracts, 1969-present. Indexes and abstracts 750 journals as well as working papers, dissertations and books. Produced by the American Economic Association.
- Economics Databases from the GMU Libraries.
- Encyclopedia of Law & Economics: a "reference work that attempts to survey the whole law and economics literature in nearly 5,000 pages. Most entries contain two elements: a review of the literature, written by an authority in the field, and a quasi complete bibliography."
- Factiva delivers articles from more than 4,000 Reuters and Dow Jones journalist worldwide.
- Findlaw Law and Economics Resources provides an extended bibliography of Law and Economics resources.
- Economic Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis aids the search for country economic indicators such as GDP and CPI.
- Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, 1908-present, updated monthly, 1025+ periodicals covered.
- The Journals of Legal Scholarship (Berkeley Electronic Press) publish academic analyses of law and law-related subjects including law & economics, legal history, and jurisprudence.
- JSTOR, coverage varies. The complete text (full backruns) of core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies and Sociology.
- Making of Modern Law Provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926.
- PolicyFile collects research papers from think tanks, research groups, and academic institutes.
- ScienceDirect (Elsevier). Provides online access to over 2000+ journals published by Elsevier and its partners. Journals are available for most disciplines, including science, economics and the social sciences.
- George Mason University School of Law Working Papers Series
- George Mason University, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, Working Paper Series
- National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER). A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Abstracts scholarly working papers and full text documents.
- Working Papers from the Berkeley Electronic Press. A collection of links to working papers that are published using Bepress technology including German Working Papers, Gruter Institute Working Papers, and a link to the The University of California's eScholarship Digital Repository.
George Mason University Resources:
- The Center for the Study of Public Choice
- Department of Economics
- Institute for Humane Studies
- Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science
- Law & Economics Center
- Mercatus Center
- American Economic Association (AEA)
- American Law and Economics Association (ALEA)
- Canadian Economics Association (CEA)
- Canadian Law and Economics Association (CLEA)
- European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)
- European Economic Association (EEA)
- Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)
Updated March 21, 2014