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Economic Analysis of Civil Procedure

Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department 
of Civil Procedure of the Ural State Law University 

Civil procedure is a complex and multifaceted legal phenomenon. A fundamentally new platform for studying civil procedure and procedural law can be the economic analysis of law, because according to some estimates, today it is the most advanced interdisciplinary field of legal research. The article evolves the previous author’s publications devoted to the application of the economic analysis of law as a prospective method of civil procedure study. A brief review of «civil procedure and economics», its economic goals, economic analysis of procedural law and its norms is given. The author develops the Shavell’s basic economic theory of civil litigation, applies law and economics analytical principles to costs and trial expenditures, procedural terms and delays, costs of erroneous judgments, procedural evidences, agreements, court judgments and appeals. As a result some conclusions on prospective ways of increasing Russian civil litigation effectiveness as well as on civil procedure economic analysis, are offered. 

Keywords: civil litigation; civil procedure; economic analysis of law; law and economics; costs; effectiveness; trial costs; judgment. 


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Information about the author 

Kurochkin S.A. (Yekaterinburg, Russia) – Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Procedure of the Ural State Law University (620137, Yekaterinburg, Komsomolskaya St., 21, Room 404; e-mail: kafedra.gp@gmail.com). 

Recommended citation 

Kurochkin S.A. Ekonomicheskij analiz grazhdanskogo protsessa [Economic Analysis of Civil Procedure]. Вестник гражданского процесса = Herald of Civil Procedure, 2018, no. 2, p. 10–46. (In Russian) DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2018-8-2-10-46

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