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Power, Composition, and Decision Making: The Behavioral Consequences of Institutional Reform on Brazil’s Supremo Tribunal Federal

Scott W. Desposato, Matthew C. Ingram and Osmar P. Lannes.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 14652 words.

How does a court’s policy-making authority shape the nature of judicial behavior? We argue that judicial systems that limit policy-making authority also discourage the politicization of...

An Influence-Cost Model of Organizational Practices and Firm Boundaries

Michael Powell.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 13877 words.

This paper combines Milgrom and Roberts’s influence-activity paradigm with the alienable control-rights approach of the Property Rights Theory to develop a unified theory of organizational...

Delegation of Decisions About Change in Organizations: The Roles of Competition, Trade, Uncertainty, and Scale

Kieron J. Meagher and Andrew Wait.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 9000 words.

Using unique establishment-level data, we find that delegation of organizational change is more likely in workplaces that: face a competitive product market, export, have predictable...

Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions

Wouter Dessein.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2014; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 9274 words.

The seminal work by Grossman and Hart (1986 “The Costs and Benefits of Ownership: A Theory of Vertical and Lateral Integration”, 94 Journal of Political Economy 691–19.) made the study of...

Incomplete Contracts and the Internal Organization of Firms

Phillipe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 10178 words.

We survey the theoretical and empirical literature on decentralization within firms. We first discuss how the concept of incomplete contracts shapes our views about the organization of...

A Common-Space Measure of State Supreme Court Ideology

Adam Bonica and Michael J. Woodruff.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 10189 words.

We introduce a new method to measure the ideology of state Supreme Court justices using campaign finance records. In addition to recovering ideal point estimates for both incumbent and...