This paper presents a review of the literature on comparative tort law and economics. It pays special attention to the economics arguments against and in favour of harmonization of tort law in Europe.

European private law, comparative tort law and economics, economic analysis of tort law, harmonization, regulatory competition, tort law
Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects (jel H73), Basic Areas of Law: General (jel K10), Regulation and Business Law: General (jel K20), Other Substantive Areas of Law: General (jel K30)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam
Private Law

van Boom, W.H. (2008). Harmonizing Tort Law: A Comparative Tort Law and Economics Analysis. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from