Gerrit De Geest
Gerrit De Geest is the Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law at Washington University School of Law, where he teaches contracts, antitrust law, law and economics, and consumer contracts, and served as the director of the Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth. Before moving to St. Louis with his family, he was a chaired professor at the Utrecht School of Economics and president of the European Association of Law and Economics.
Previous books include Bibliography of Law and Economics (1992, Kluwer, ed. with B. Bouckaert), Law and Economics and the Labour Market (1999, Edward Elgar, ed. with J. Siegers and R. Van den Bergh), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (5 volumes, Edward Elgar, with B. Bouckaert), Comparative Law and Economics (2004, Edward Elgar, ed. With R. Van den Bergh), Economics of Comparative law (2009, Edward Elgar, ed.), and Contract Law and Economics (2011, Edward Elgar, ed.).
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Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality
by Gerrit De Geest
A captivating book that argues that the dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has been caused by advances in marketing. Marketers have become better at causing and exploiting market distortions in legal ways. The legal system tries to prevent the deliberate creation of market failures, but it has not evolved at the same speed. Business schools have outsmarted law schools.
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