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American Law and Economics Review

1999 - 2019

Current editor(s): Hon. Richard A. Posner

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Volume 21, issue 2, 2019

Who Files for Bankruptcy? The Heterogeneous Impact of State Laws on a Household’s Bankruptcy Decision pp. 247-279 Downloads
Michelle M Miller
Retaliation, Remedies, and Contracts pp. 280-306 Downloads
Sergio Mittlaender and Vincent Buskens
Asymmetric Effects on Fatality Rates of Changes in Workers’ Compensation Laws pp. 307-345 Downloads
Elissa Philip Gentry and W Viscusi
Explaining Difference in the Quantity of Cases Heard by Courts of Last Resort pp. 346-393 Downloads
Bravo-Hurtado Pablo and Alvaro Bustos
Legal Change in the Face of Risk-Averse Subjects: A Generalization of the Theory pp. 394-430 Downloads
Luigi Alberto Franzoni
Far from Home and All Alone: The Impact of Prison Visitation on Recidivism pp. 431-481 Downloads
Logan M Lee

Volume 21, issue 1, 2019

Who Cares About Patents? Cross-Industry Differences in the Marginal Value of Patent Term pp. 1-45 Downloads
Neel U Sukhatme and Judd N L Cramer
A Theoretical Framework for Law and Macroeconomics pp. 46-80 Downloads
Yair Listokin
Safety in Police Numbers: Evidence of Police Effectiveness from Federal COPS Grant Applications pp. 81-109 Downloads
Emily K Weisburst
Informational Negligence Law pp. 110-149 Downloads
Alon Cohen and Avraham Tabbach
The Complementary Role of Liability and Safety Regulation pp. 150-183 Downloads
Massimo D’Antoni and Avraham D Tabbach
Bias-Corrected Estimation of Price Impact in Securities Litigation pp. 184-208 Downloads
Taylor Dove, Davidson Heath and J B Heaton
Hide or Show? Observability of Private Precautions Against Crime When Property Value is Private Information pp. 209-245 Downloads
Florian Baumann, Philipp Denter and Tim Friehe

Volume 20, issue 2, 2018

The Rationale for Motions in the Design of Adjudication pp. 245-288 Downloads
Steven Shavell
Optimal Preventive Law Enforcement and Stopping Standards pp. 289-317 Downloads
Murat C Mungan
Does Legal Status Matter for Educational Choices? Evidence from Immigrant Teenagers pp. 318-381 Downloads
Zachary Liscow and William Gui Woolston
Litigation and Selection with Correlated Two-Sided Incomplete Information pp. 382-459 Downloads
Daniel Klerman, Yoon-Ho Alex Lee and Lawrence Liu
Designing Remedies to Compensate Plaintiffs for Unobservable Harms pp. 460-511 Downloads
Nathan Atkinson
Statistical (and Racial) Discrimination, “Ban the Box”, and Crime Rates pp. 512-535 Downloads
Murat C Mungan

Volume 20, issue 1, 2018

Variation in Boilerplate: Rational Design or Random Mutation? pp. 1-45 Downloads
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
Product Liability in Markets for Vertically Differentiated Products pp. 46-81 Downloads
Florian Baumann, Tim Friehe and Alexander Rasch
Over-Reliance under Contractual Disgorgement pp. 82-104 Downloads
Yehonatan Givati and Yotam Kaplan
Appointing Extremists pp. 105-137 Downloads
Michael A. Bailey and Matthew Spitzer
Mortgage Pricing and Race: Evidence from the Northeast pp. 138-167 Downloads
Kevin A. Clarke and Lawrence S. Rothenberg
“From PI to IP”: Litigation Response to Tort Reform pp. 168-213 Downloads
Ronen Avraham and John M. Golden
An Empirical Analysis of the Signaling and Screening Models of Litigation pp. 214-244 Downloads
Paul Pecorino and Mark Van Boening

Volume 19, issue 2, 2017

(Mis)perceptions of Law in Consumer Markets pp. 245-286 Downloads
Oren Bar-Gill and Kevin E. Davis
The Shareholder Wealth Effects of Delaware Litigation pp. 287-326 Downloads
Adam B. Badawi and Daniel Chen
Liability Law under Scientific Uncertainty pp. 327-360 Downloads
Luigi Alberto Franzoni
The Process is the Punishment: Juror Demographics and Case Administration in State Courts pp. 361-390 Downloads
Jean Lee
Prison Work Programs in a Model of Deterrence pp. 391-422 Downloads
A. Mitchell Polinsky
The Opportunities and Limitations of Neutral Carbon Tariffs pp. 423-463 Downloads
Juscelino F. Colares and Ashwin Rode
On Punishment Severity and Crime Rates pp. 464-485 Downloads
Tim Friehe and Thomas J. Miceli
Costly Voluntary Disclosure with Negative Expected Value Suits pp. 486-503 Downloads
Amy Farmer and Paul Pecorino
Erratum to “The Voting Behavior of Young Disenfranchised Felons: Would They Vote if They Could?” pp. 504-504 Downloads
Randi Hjalmarsson and Mark Lopez

Volume 19, issue 1, 2017

Voluntary Taxation and Beyond: The Promise of Social-Contracting Voting Mechanisms pp. 1-48 Downloads
Ian Ayres
Conservatism and Switcher’s Curse pp. 49-95 Downloads
Aaron Edlin
The Political Ideologies of Law Clerks pp. 96-128 Downloads
Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema and Maya Sen
Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring pp. 129-161 Downloads
Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema and Maya Sen
Law Enforcement with a Democratic Government pp. 162-201 Downloads
Eric Langlais and Marie Obidzinski
Optimal Liability when Consumers Mispredict Product Usage pp. 202-243 Downloads
Andrzej Baniak and Peter Grajzl

Volume 18, issue 2, 2016

When Civil Society Uses an Iron Fist: The Roles of Private Associations in Rulemaking and Adjudication pp. 235-271 Downloads
Robert C Ellickson
Beliefs, Precedent, and the Dynamics of Access to Justice: A Bayesian Microfounded Model pp. 272-301 Downloads
Giorgio Rampa and Margherita Saraceno
Do Judges’ Characteristics Matter? Ethnicity, Gender, and Partisanship in Texas State Trial Courts pp. 302-357 Downloads
Claire S.H. Lim, Bernardo S. Silveira and James M. Snyder
Correlated Accidents pp. 358-384 Downloads
Luigi Alberto Franzoni
The Effect of Police Slowdowns on Crime pp. 385-437 Downloads
Andrea Cann Chandrasekher
Defaults, Mandates, and Taxes: Policy Design with Active and Passive Decision-Makers pp. 438-462 Downloads
Jacob Goldin and Nicholas Lawson
Damage Caps and the Labor Supply of Physicians: Evidence from the Third Reform Wave pp. 463-505 Downloads
Myungho Paik, Bernard Black and David A. Hyman
Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Punishment Regimes for Collusive Bribery pp. 506-556 Downloads
Christoph Engel, Sebastian Goerg and Gaoneng Yu

Volume 18, issue 1, 2016

Solving the Volunteer's Dilemma: The Efficiency of Rewards Versus Punishments pp. 1-32 Downloads
Shmuel Leshem and Avraham Tabbach
The U.S. Crime Puzzle: A Comparative Perspective on U.S. Crime and Punishment pp. 33-87 Downloads
Holger Spamann
Stigma Dilution and Over-Criminalization pp. 88-121 Downloads
Murat C. Mungan
Who are the Top Law Firms? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs' Law Firms in Merger Litigation pp. 122-154 Downloads
C. N. V. Krishnan, Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall S. Thomas
Contingent Fees with Legal Discovery pp. 155-175 Downloads
Florian Baumann and Tim Friehe
An Incomplete Contracting Approach to Administrative Law pp. 176-207 Downloads
Yehonatan Givati
The Impact of "Soft" Affirmative Action Policies on Minority Hiring in Executive Leadership: The Case of the NFL's Rooney Rule pp. 208-233 Downloads
Cynthia DuBois
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