book review

Review of Yalnazov, Orlin, Precedent and Statute: Lawmaking in the Courts versus Lawmaking in Parliament, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2018, 345 pp, pb £69.99.

Alberto Quintavalla


For a long time now, it has been a settled point in law and economics that the common law is efficient and that the civil law is not. Most authors in that tradition treat the ‘the efficiency of common law hypothesis’ as an axiom. Precedent and Statute challenges that very hypothesis. The challenge is robust and original, and ambitious in both method and scope.

Published September 2019
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 82
Issue 5
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230