Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Jeroen van de Ven ,’The Economics Of The Gift’

Abstract: In the past, gift-giving has interested mainly anthropologists because it was taken to be a primitive mode of exchange. Recent contributions of economists acknowledge however that gift-giving is still present in modern exchange economies. In this paper gifts are characterized by motivations. Two main features of gift giving are to be explained: (in-)adequacy and […]

Borroni and Sala, ‘The Network Contract: the Evolutionary Path of the Italian Model’

Abstract: A growing number of different business associations forms has been mushrooming over the past few years. The said phenomenon represents the natural reaction to a global market wherein an increasing and overwhelming competitiveness burdens – and at times wipes out – small and medium enterprises. Following said premise, the present article aims at analyzing […]

Hunt and Shirazian, ‘Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth Perspective’

Abstract: In the last decade common law privacy torts have emerged in Ontario, England and New Zealand, and three recent law reform commissions in Australia have issued reports recommending similar actions in that country. Four Canadian common law provinces have had statutory privacy torts for decades (British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland). These statutes offer […]

Colombo and Shimizu, ‘Litigation or Litigiousness? Explaining Japan’s “Litigation Bubble” (2006-2010)’

Introduction: In Japan, the period from 1986 to 1991 is often referred to as the baburu keiki (literally, ‘bubble economy’), which is a colloquial Japanese expression to indicate the ‘Japanese asset price bubble’. During this period, the Japanese economy experienced rapid growth followed by a sharp decline that eventually led to a long period of […]

‘Arbitration of Trust Disputes: A Procedure Whose Time Has Come?’

“Trusts and their civil law equivalents form a vital part of the global economy, holding trillions of dollars’ worth of assets and generating billions of dollars’ worth of revenue and trustees’ fees annually. Although donative trusts (ie, those used for charitable and inter-generational wealth transference purposes) are perhaps the best-known types of trust vehicles, commercial […]

eConveyancing and Title Registration International Conference: School of Law at NUI Galway, 7-8 April 2017

Electronic conveyancing or eConveyancing is heralded as the future for conveyancing and title registration of land and property in many countries throughout the world. eConveyancing envisages paperless transactions through all stages of the conveyancing process from pre-sale to post-completion of the buying and selling transaction. It is designed to simplify, reduce costs and speed up […]

Talia Einhorn, ‘Coordinating Matrimonial Property Regimes Across National Borders – Israeli and Comparative Perspectives’

Abstract: Recent decades have witnessed a remarkable increase in the mobility of persons across national borders, as well as an increase in the number of couples formed by nationals of different countries, who may live in a country of which neither is national and acquire property in more than one country. Such couples may face […]

Glynn Lunney, ‘Trademark Law’s De-Evolution: Why Courts Get Trademark Cases Wrong Repeatedly’

Abstract: This article examines trademark law’s de-evolution from efficient market regulator to inefficient rent protector. This article shows that the standing rules which govern trademark litigation have played a key role in trademark law’s de-evolution. Under trademark law, only commercial market participants, i.e. trademark owners and their competitors, have standing. Consumers do not. This creates […]

Eyal Zamir, ‘Tastes, Values, and the Future of Law and Economics’

Abstract: This is a Review of Guido Calabresi’s fascinating and thought-provoking new book, The Future of Law and Economics (presented in a book symposium held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in December 2016). The Review proposes to break the notion of commodification, as used by Calabresi, into two distinct notions: monetization and commodification. It […]

‘On the Foundations of Corporate Social Responsibility’

“The classical view in finance on modern corporations takes a shareholder value maximization perspective, which holds that corporations are accountable only to profit-maximizing shareholders, and apart from their contractually determined obligations, have no responsibility to enhance society’s welfare. In reality, however, corporations often focus on objectives beyond profit maximization and participate in activities that improve […]