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Antitrust Law as a Problem in Economics  

Chris Sagers

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Nov 2018
“Antitrust” or “competition law,” a set of policies now existing in most market economies, largely consists of two or three specific rules applied in more or less the same way in most ... More

Clearinghouses and the Swaps Market: A Decade On  

Yesha Yadav

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Mar 2019
In the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, clearinghouses have emerged as critical players in the implementation of the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda. Recognizing serious ... More

Contemporary Views on Economics of Patents  

Shubha Ghosh

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Jul 2018
A patent is a legal right to exclude granted by the state to the inventor of a novel and useful invention. Much legal ink has been spilled on the meaning of these terms. “Novel” means that ... More

Economics and Family Law  

Antony W. Dnes

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Feb 2019
Economists increasingly connect legal changes to behavioral responses that many family law experts fail to see. Incentives matter in families, which respond to changes in legal regulation. ... More

The Economics of Copyright Law and Problems With Its Implementation  

Jeffrey L. Harrison

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Sep 2018
Without copyright law, authors would be unable to internalize the benefits of their writings. Copyright law reacts to this by providing authors with a period of exclusivity. The relevant ... More

The Law and Economics of Employment Discrimination Law  

Joni Hersch and Blair Druhan Bullock

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Feb 2019
The labor market is governed by a panoply of laws, regulating virtually all aspects of the employment relation, including hiring, firing, information exchange, privacy, workplace safety, ... More

The Law and Political Economy of International Trade Agreements  

Michael Trebilcock

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Apr 2019
While economists overwhelmingly favor free trade, even unilateral free trade, because of the gains realizable from specialization and the exploitation of comparative advantage, in fact ... More

Law, Economics, and Courts  

Nuno Garoupa

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Sep 2018
Law and economics is an important, growing field of specialization for both legal scholars and economists. It applies efficiency analysis to property, contracts, torts, procedure, and many ... More

Medical Malpractice Litigation  

David A. Hyman and Charles Silver

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Mar 2019
Medical malpractice is the best studied aspect of the civil justice system. But the subject is complicated, and there are heated disputes about basic facts. For example, are premium spikes ... More

The Positive Economic Theory of Tort Law  

Mark F. Grady

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Apr 2019
Tort law is part of the common law that originated in England after the Norman Conquest and spread throughout the world, including to the United States. It is judge-made law that allows ... More

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