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Agency culture, constitutional provisions and entrepreneurship: a cross-country analysis

Emanuela Carbonara, Enrico Santarelli, Martin Obschonka, Hien Thu Tran, Jeff Potter and Samuel D Gosling.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Law and Economics; Public Economics; Entrepreneurship; Economic Sociology. 10232 words.

Abstract

Substantial and systematic cross-country variation in entrepreneurship rates has been found in various studies. We attempt to explain such differences...

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Bad Boys: How Criminal Identity Salience Affects Rule Violation

Alain Cohn, Michel André Maréchal and Thomas Noll.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Design of Experiments; Criminal Law; Economic Sociology. 9697 words.

We conducted an experiment with 182 inmates from a maximum security prison to analyze the impact of criminal identity salience on cheating. The results show that inmates cheat more when we...

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Church and State: An Economic Analysis

Keith N. Hylton, Yulia Rodionova and Fei Deng.

in American Law and Economics Review

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic History; Law and Economics. 14015 words.

What purpose is served by a government’s protection of religious liberty? Many have been suggested, the most prominent of which center on the protection of freedom of belief and expression....

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Do Harsher Prison Conditions Reduce Recidivism? A Discontinuity-based Approach

M. Keith Chen and Jesse M. Shapiro.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9730 words.

We estimate the causal effect of prison conditions on recidivism rates by exploiting a discontinuity in the assignment of federal prisoners to security levels. Inmates housed in higher...

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DO NPEs MATTER? NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES AND PATENT LITIGATION OUTCOMES

Michael J. Mazzeo, Jonathan H. Ashtor and Samantha Zyontz.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Sociology; Law and Economics; Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. 8496 words.

It is widely argued that so-called “patent trolls” are corrupting the U.S. patent system and endangering technology innovation and commercialization at large. For example, a recent White...

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The Economics of Scientific Misconduct

Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2011; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 14707 words.

This article presents a model of the research and publication process that analyzes why scientists commit fraud and how fraud can be detected and prevented. In the model, authors are...

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Erosion or innovation?

Annetje T. Ottow.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic Sociology; Public Economics. 7895 words.

Looking at competition agencies world wide, we can see the emergence of a new trend, with more and more agencies merging with others and creating new combinations. Competition agencies are...

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Ethnic Profiling In Airport Screening: Lessons From Israel, 1968–2010

Badi Hasisi, Yoram Margalioth and Liav Orgad.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Public Economics. 14858 words.

We interviewed a random sample of 918 passengers—308 Israeli Jews, 306 Palestinians who are Israeli citizens (Israeli Arabs), and 304 non-Israelis—post check-in, at Ben-Gurion Airport, in...

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Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism

Moses Shayo and Asaf Zussman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11494 words.

We study ingroup bias—the preferential treatment of members of one's group—in naturally occurring data, where economically significant allocation decisions are made under a strong...

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Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism

Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

April 2012; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 11553 words.

This article studies whether conformism behavior affects individual outcomes in crime. We present a social network model of peer effects with ex ante heterogeneous agents and show how...

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