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978-1-7936-0494-1 • Hardback • December 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-7936-0496-5 • Paperback • October 2021 • $39.99 • (£31.00)
978-1-7936-0495-8 • eBook • December 2019 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
Kathleen Akers is associate at Epsilon Economics.
Lynne Marie Kohm is professor at Regent University School of Law.
Chapter One: The Basics - Love, Law, & Economics According to Jane
Chapter Two: The Dating Game – The Economics of Information
Chapter Three: Sex & Money – The Economics & Laws of Sexual Intimacy
Chapter Four: Money & Marriage – Marriage Laws & Marriage Markets
Chapter Five: More on Marriage – Incentives Matter
Chapter Six: Children – Parenting & Human Capital
“To adapt the classic opening line of Pride and Prejudice, it is a truth universally acknowledged that two authors in possession of a good idea must be in want of good readers. Lynne Marie Kohm and Kathleen E. Akers bring their expertise of jurisprudence and economic theory, respectively, into the fascinating worlds and refreshingly natural, comic novels of Jane Austen. Herein the authors showcase the wealth and security afforded by lives of familial bonds, moral sentiments, and virtuous sensibilities. The prudence of a good life has rarely been made as persuasively and enchantingly as in Law and Economics in Jane Austen.” — Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan University
Presents economic concepts and legal principles evidenced in Jane Austen’s writing, examining the connections between love and money in Austen’s stories. Covers the basics of economics and law using Austen’s characters. Details the law and economics of dating and the social rules of how men and women connect.— Journal of Economic Literature