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NBER Working Papers by A. Mitchell Polinsky

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December 2012Costly Litigation and Optimal Damages
with Steven Shavell: w18594
December 2006Mandatory Versus Voluntary Disclosure of Product Risks
with Steven Shavell: w12776
November 2005The Theory of Public Enforcement of Law
with Steven Shavell: w11780

Published:

  • Shavell, Steven and A. Mitchell Polinsky. “The Economic Theory of Public Enforcement of Law.” Journal of Economic Literature 38, 1 (March 2000): 45-76.
  • Polinsky, A. Mitchell & Shavell, Steven, 2007. "The Theory of Public Enforcement of Law," Handbook of Law and Economics, Elsevier.

March 2005A Damage-Revelation Rationale for Coupon Remedies
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w11227

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Daniel L. Rubinfeld. "A Damage-Revelation Rationale for Coupon Remedies." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 3, 3 (October 2007): 653-61.

September 2004Optimal Fines and Auditing When Wealth is Costly to Observe
w10760

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Optimal Fines and Auditing When Wealth is Costly to Observe." International Review of Law and Economics 26(3): 323-335, September 2006 citation courtesy of

The Optimal Use of Fines and Imprisonment When Wealth is Unobservable
w10761

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "The Optimal Use Of Fines And Imprisonment When Wealth Is Unobservable," Journal of Public Economics 90(4-5): 823-835, May 2006 citation courtesy of

December 2003Remedies for Price Overcharges: The Deadweight Loss of Coupons and Discounts
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w10162

Published: A. Mitchell Polinsky & Daniel L. Rubinfeld, 2008. "THE DEADWEIGHT LOSS OF COUPON REMEDIES FOR PRICE OVERCHARGES -super-* ," Journal of Industrial Economics, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 56(2), pages 402-417, 06.

March 1999The Economic Theory of Public Enforcement of Law
with Steven Shavell: w6993

Published: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 38, no. 1 (March 2000): 45-76. citation courtesy of

February 1999Corruption and Optimal Law Enforcement
with Steven Shavell: w6945

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Steven Shavell. "Corruption And Optimal Law Enforcement," Journal of Public Economics, 2001, v81(1,Jul), 1-24. citation courtesy of

November 1997On the Disutility and Discounting of Imprisonment and the Theory of Deterrence
with Steven Shavell: w6259

Published: Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, no. 1 (January 1999): 1-16. citation courtesy of

January 1994Should Employees be Subject to Fines and Imprisonment Given the Existence of Corporate Liability
with Steven Shavell: r1839

Published: International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 13, No. 3, pp. 239-257,(September 1993)

December 1993Should Liability be Based on the Harm to the Victim or the Gain to the Injurer?
with Steven Shavell: w4586

Published: Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Vol. 10, No. 2 (October 1994)pp. 427-437

October 1993Optimal Awards and Penalties when the Probability of Prevailing Varies Among Plaintiffs
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w4507

Published: RAND Journal of Economics, Summer 1996, Vol.27, no.2, pp.269-280. citation courtesy of

September 1992Optimal Cleanup and Liability After Environmentally Harmful Discharges
with Steven Shavell: w4176

Published: "A Note on Optimal Cleanup and Liability After Environmentally Harmful Discharges," Research in Law and Economics, 1994, Vol. 16, 17-24.

June 1991A Model of Optimal Fines for Repeat Offenders
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w3739

Published: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 291-306, (December 1991) citation courtesy of

February 1991Decoupling Liability: Optimal Incentives for Care and Litigation
with Yeon-Koo Che: w3634

Published: Rand Journal of Economics, Vol 44, No. 4, pp. 562-570, (Winter 1991). citation courtesy of

September 1990Enforcement Costs and the Optimal Magnitude and Probability of Fines
with Steven Shavell: w3429

Published: Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 35, No. 1, (April 1992), pp.133-148 citation courtesy of

January 1990A Note on Optimal Fines When Wealth Varies Among Individuals
with Steven Shavell: w3232

Published: The American Economic Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 618-621, (June 1991). citation courtesy of

March 1987Optimal Liability when the Injurer's Information about the Victim's Loss is Imperfect
w2174

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell "Optimal Liability when the Injurer's Information about the Victim's Loss is Imperfect," International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 139-147, (December 1987). citation courtesy of

December 1986A Note on Optimal Public Enforcement with Settlements and Litigation Costs
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w2114

Published: Research in Law and Economics, vol. 12, pp. 1-8, 1989.

February 1986The Welfare Implications of Costly Litigation in the Theory of Liability
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w1834

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Daniel L. Rubinfeld. "The Welfare Implications of Costly Litigation for the Level of Liability,". From The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. XVII, No. 1, pp. 151-164, (January 1988).

Detrebling versus Decoupling Antitrust Damages: Lessons from the Theory of Enforcement
w1846

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Detrebling versus Decoupling Antitrust Damages: Lessons from the Theory of Enforcement," Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 74, No. 4, (April 1986), pp. 1231-1236.

1986Fixed Price Versus Spot Price Contracts: A Study in Risk Allocation
w1817

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Fixed Price versus Spot Price Contracts: A Study in Risk Allocation," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 3, No. 1, (Spring 1987), pp. 27-46. citation courtesy of

July 1982The Optimal Use of Fines and Imprisonment
with Steven Shavell: w0932

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Steven Shavell. "The Optimal Use of Fines and Imprisonment." Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 24, (1984), pp. 89-99. citation courtesy of

Products Liability, Consumer Misperceptions, and Market Power
with William P. Rogerson: w0937

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and William P. Rogerson. "Products Liability, Consumer Misperceptions, and Market Power." Bell Journal of Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, (Autumn 1983), pp.581-589. citation courtesy of

September 1981Pigouvian Taxation with Administrative Costs
with Steven Shavell: w0742

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Shavell, Steven. "Pigouvian Taxation with Administrative Costs." Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 19, No. 3 (December 1982) , pp. 385-394. citation courtesy of

July 1981Risk Sharing through Breach of Contract Remedies
w0714

Published: Polinsky A. Mitchell. "Risk Sharing through Breach of Contract Remedies." Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, (June 1983), pp. 427-444.

1981The Optimal Tradeoff Between the Probability and Magnitude of Fines
with Steven Shavell: r0136

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell and Shavell, Steven. "The Optimal Tradeoff Betweenthe Probability and Magnitude of Fines." The American Economic Review, Vol. 9, No. 5, (December 1979), pp. 880-891.

March 1980Resolving Nuisance Disputes: The Simple Economics of Injunctive and Damage Remedies
w0463

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Resolving Nuisance Disputes: The Simple Economics of Injunctive and Damage Remedies." Stanford Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 6, (July 1980), pp. 1075-1112.

1980Strict Liability versus Negligence in a Market Setting
w0420

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Strict Liability vs. Negligence in a Market Setting ." The American Economic Review, Vol. 70, No. 2, (May 1980), pp. 363-367.

April 1979Private versus Public Enforcement of Fines
w0338

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "Private versus Public Enforcement of Fines." The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. IX, No. 1, (January 1980), pp. 105-127.

October 1978On the Choice Between Property Rules and Liability Rules
w0286

Published: Polinsky, A. Mitchell. "On the Choice Between Property Rules and Liability Rules." Economic Inquiry Vol. 18, No. 2, (April 1980), pp. 233-246. citation courtesy of

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