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Economics and Prescribed Fire Law in the United States

Jonathan Yoder, Marcia Tilley, David Engle and Samuel Fuhlendorf.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Tort Law; Agricultural Economics. 7747 words.

Prescribed burning is increasingly recognized as a useful but risky land management and conservation tool. Common law relating to prescribed fire is generally predicated on negligence...

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Innovative Negligence Rules

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Luigi Alberto Franzoni.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Law and Economics. 10292 words.

Often, injurers or victims (or both) can adopt a new technology that reduces the social costs of accidents. When adoption costs are not verifiable in court, optimal adoption decisions...

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Media Influence on Courts: Evidence from Civil Case Adjudication

Claire S. H. Lim.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 13343 words.

This paper quantitatively assesses media influence on civil case adjudication in U.S. state courts. It shows that media influence substantially mitigates disparity in damage awards across...

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Of Tastes and Values

Guido Calabresi.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics; Tort Law; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology. 8249 words.

This lecture was delivered by Judge Calabresi upon receiving the Ronald H. Coase Medal at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economic Association at Stanford Law School on May 18,...

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Optimal Standards of Negligence When One Party Is Uninformed of the Standards

Henrik Lando.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

December 2010; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law; Tort Law. 7962 words.

This article analyzes optimal negligence standards when only one of two (future) parties will be informed of the standards. When the informed party is the injurer and acts first, the simple...

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Population-Based Liability Determination, Mass Torts, and the Incentives for Suit, Settlement, and Trial

Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

December 2010; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Tort Law. 15443 words.

We explore how the incentives of a plaintiff, when considering filing suit and bargaining over settlement, differ between suits associated with stand-alone torts cases and suits involving...

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PROVING CAUSATION IN PRIVATE ANTITRUST CASES

Hanns A. Abele, Georg E. Kodek and Guido K. Schaefer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Tort Law. 10130 words.

Private enforcement of antitrust damages critically hinges upon proof that an antitrust violation caused damage. Existing research narrowly focuses on the quantification of damages, but...

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Successor Liability and Asymmetric Information

Albert H. Choi.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Tort Law. 9242 words.

The doctrine of successor liability transfers tort liability arising from the seller's past conduct from the seller to the buyer. If the buyer has as much information about the liability as...

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Three-Party Settlement Bargaining with an Insurer Duty to Settle: Structural Model and Evidence from Malpractice Claims

Kowsar Yousefi and Bernard Black.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Law and Economics. 13603 words.

Prior efforts to specify and then empirically estimate structural models of the outcomes of tort lawsuits involve only two parties—plaintiff and defendant. We incorporate the defendant’s...

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Willingness to Pay, Death, Wealth, and Damages

Ariel Porat and Avraham Tabbach.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Law and Economics; Tort Law. 21676 words.

When people face risk of death, they overinvest in risk reduction: first, they discount their risk-reduction costs by the probability of death; second, they consider the consumption of...

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