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date: 18 December 2018

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This article outlines the characteristics of the economic analysis of law only as far as is necessary for an understanding of the links between economic analysis and comparative law. Due to the fundamental differences between the two disciplines, they complement each other and it is possible to connect them in various ways. The article discusses how one field can operate as an ancillary discipline to the other; this is what, in recent years, has been termed ‘Comparative Law and Economics’. However, it is also possible to link the two disciplines in a different fashion, that is, by making one the subject-matter of the other. So far, little has been published on this subject.

Keywords: comparative law, economics, economic analysis, ancillary discipline

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