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June 2014A General Rationale for a Governmental Role in the Relief of Large Risks
w20192
February 2014Risk Aversion and the Desirability of Attenuated Legal Change
w19879
December 2012Costly Litigation and Optimal Damages
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w18594
September 2012A Fundamental Enforcement Cost Advantage of the Negligence Rule over Regulation
w18418
July 2010Corrective Taxation versus Liability
w16234
The Corrective Tax versus Liability As Solutions to the Problem of Harmful Externalities
w16235
October 2007On Optimal Legal Change, Past Behavior, and Grandfathering
w13563
Eminent Domain Versus Government Purchase of Land Given Imperpect Information About Owners' Valuation
w13564
December 2006Mandatory Versus Voluntary Disclosure of Product Risks
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w12776
November 2005The Theory of Public Enforcement of Law
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w11780
Liability for Accidents
w11781
May 2005Contracts, Holdup, and Legal Intervention
w11284
September 2004The Appeals Process and Adjudicator Incentives
w10754
March 2004Minimum Asset Requirements and Compulsory Liability Insurance As Solutions to the Judgment-Proof Problem
w10341
November 2003On the Writing and the Interpretation of Contracts
w10094
May 2003Economic Analysis of Accident Law
w9694
Economic Analysis of Property Law
w9695
Economic Analysis of Contract Law
w9696
Economic Analysis of Litigation and the Legal Process
w9697
Economic Analysis of Public Law Enforcement and Criminal Law
w9698
Economic Analysis of the General Structure of the Law
w9699
Economic Analysis of Welfare Economics, Morality and the Law
w9700
April 2003Fairness Versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice
with Louis Kaplow: w9622
February 2003Economic Analysis of Accident Law
w9483
November 2002Minimum Asset Requirements
w9335
December 2001Moral Rules and the Moral Sentiments: Toward a Theory of an Optimal Moral System
with Louis Kaplow: w8688
May 1999Reconsidering Contractual Liability and the Incentive to Reveal Information
with Lucian Arye Bebchuk: w7106
March 1999The Economic Theory of Public Enforcement of Law
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w6993
Any Non-Individualistic Social Welfare Function Violates the Pareto Principle
with Louis Kaplow: w7051
February 1999Corruption and Optimal Law Enforcement
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w6945
Rewards versus Intellectual Property Rights
with Tanguy van Ypersele: w6956
Economic Analysis of Law
with Louis Kaplow: w6960
November 1997On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantity Regulation
with Louis Kaplow: w6251
On the Disutility and Discounting of Imprisonment and the Theory of Deterrence
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w6259
February 1996Threats without Binding Commitment
with Kathryn Spier: w5461
January 1994Should Employees be Subject to Fines and Imprisonment Given the Existence of Corporate Liability
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: r1839
December 1993Should Liability be Based on the Harm to the Victim or the Gain to the Injurer?
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w4586
September 1993The Efficiency of the Legal System versus the Income Tax in Redistributing Income
with Louis Kaplow: w4457
March 1993Accuracy in the Assessment of Damages
with Louis Kaplow: w4287
October 1992Accuracy in the Determination of Liability
with Louis Kaplow: w4203
September 1992Optimal Cleanup and Liability After Environmentally Harmful Discharges
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w4176
March 1992Suit Versus Settlement When Parties Seek Nonmonetary Judgements
w4012
October 1991Private Versus Socially Optimal Provision of Ex Ante Legal Advice
with Louis Kaplow: w3868
August 1991Optimal Law Enforcement with Self-Reporting of Behavior
with Louis Kaplow: w3822
May 1991Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley V. Baxendale
with Lucian Arye Bebchuk: w3696
December 1990Individual Precautions to Prevent Theft: Private Versus Socially OptimalBehavior
w3560
September 1990Enforcement Costs and the Optimal Magnitude and Probability of Fines
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w3429
January 1990A Note on Optimal Fines When Wealth Varies Among Individuals
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w3232
August 1989A Note on Optimal Deterrence When Individuals Choose Among Harmful Acts
w3061
Specific Versus General Enforcement of Law
w3062
June 1989Legal Advice about Acts Already Commited
with Louis Kaplow: w3005
October 1983Liability for Harm Versus Regulation of Safety
w1218
Uncertainty Over Causation and the Determination of Civil Liability
w1219
A Model of the Socially Optimal Use of Liability and Regulation
w1220
July 1982The Optimal Use of Fines and Imprisonment
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w0932
Torts in Which Victim and Injurer Act Sequentially
w0939
September 1981The Social versus the Private Incentive to Bring Suit in a Costly Legal System
w0741
Pigouvian Taxation with Administrative Costs
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: w0742
August 1981On the Design of Contracts and Remedies for Breach
w0727
April 1981Suit and Settlement vs. Trial: A Theoretical Analysis under Alternative Methods for the Allocation of Legal Costs
w0662
1981The Optimal Tradeoff Between the Probability and Magnitude of Fines
with A. Mitchell Polinsky: r0136
September 1980Strict Liability Versus Negligence
r0084

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