Liberty, Law, and Economics


This conference on Law and Economics brought together a group of conferees predominantly from the Brazilian judiciary and schools of law. The intention was to learn from the experience of some leading Brazilian legal professionals and scholars how some classical texts in the field of law and economics fit into the Brazilian reality, and to discover what lessons we can draw from their experience about the political institutions most adequate for a free society.


Conference Readings

Alchian, Armen A. Selected Works by Armen A. Alchian: Economic Forces at Work. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1977.

Coase, Ronald. The Firm, the Market, and the Law. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Geldart, William. Elements of English Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Harold Demsetz. “Toward a Theory of Property Rights.” American Economic Review 57, no. 2 (May 1967): 347-359.

Hayek, F. A. Os Fundamentos da Liberdade. Buenos Aires: Katz Editores, 2008.

Leoni, Bruno. Liberdade e a Lei. Porto Alegre: Editora Executiva, 1993.

Posner, Richard A. The Problems of Jurisprudence. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Stigler, George. Chicago Studies in Political Economy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Veljanovski, Cento. A Economia Do Direito E Da Lei. Translated by Francisco J. Beralli. Rio de Janeiro: Instituto Liberal, 1994.