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Below is a list of publications in the George Mason Working Papers in Law and Economics series, listed by year, with most recent publications first.

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2003

  • When Will Judgment Proof Injurers Take Too Much Precaution?
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, Gerrit DeGeest
    No. 03-56
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Gödel, Kaplow, Shavell: Consistency and Completeness in Social Decisionmaking
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci
    No. 03-55
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Evolution of Sherman Act Case Law: A Roadmap for Competitive Federalism
    By: D. Bruce Johnsen, Moin Yahya
    No. 03-54
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Rents, Dissipation and Lost Treasures: Rethinking Tullock's Paradox
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-53
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Ending Abuse of Patent Continuations
    By: Charles Lemley, Kimberly Moore
    No. 03-52
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Copyrighting Facts
    By: Michael Green
    No. 03-51
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Hans Kelsen and the Logic of Legal Systems
    By: Michael Green
    No. 03-50
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Economics of Tort Law: A Precis
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-49
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Voter Knowledge and Constitutional Change: Assessing the New Deal Experience
    By: Ilya Somin
    No. 03-48
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Political Ignorance and the Countermajoritarian Difficulty: A New Perspective on the "Central Obsession" of Constitutional
    By: Ilya Somin
    No. 03-47
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Why So Many Bankruptcies And What To Do About It: An Economic Analysis Of Consumer Bankruptcy Law And Bankruptcy Reform
    By: Todd Zywicki
    No. 03-46
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Liability Rules for Constitutional Rights: The Case of Mass Detentions
    By: Eugene Kontorovich
    No. 03-45
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Rise And Fall Of Communal Liability In Ancient Law
    By: Francesco Parisi, Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci
    No. 03-44
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Role-Reversibility, Stochastic Ignorance, and the Formation of Norms
    By: Vincy Fon, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-43
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in Forum Shopping: Conflicts Law as Spontaneous Order
    By: Nita Ghei, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-42
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Rousseau and Direct Democracy (with a Note on the Supreme Court's Term Limits Decision)
    By: Nelson Lund
    No. 03-41
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Errors and the Functioning of Tort Liability
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci
    No. 03-40
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Functional Law and Economics: The Search for Value-Neutral Principles of Lawmaking
    By: Francesco Parisi, Jonathan Klick
    No. 03-39
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Paradox of Auxiliary Rights: The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    By: Michael Green
    No. 03-38
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Health Human Capital And The Cost Of Smoking
    By: Richard Ippolito
    No. 03-37
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Information Markets, Administrative Decisionmaking, and Predictive Cost-Benefit Analysis
    By:
    No. 03-36
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Lost At The Equal Protection Carnival: Nelson Lund's Carnival Of Mirrors
    By: Laurence Tribe
    No. 03-35
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Carnival of Mirrors: Laurence Tribe's "Unbearable Wrongness"
    By: Nelson Lund
    No. 03-34
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Unbearable Wrongness Of Bush V. Gore
    By: Laurence Tribe
    No. 03-33
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • "Equal Protection, My Ass!"? Bush v. Gore and Laurence Tribe's Hall of Mirrors
    By: Nelson Lund
    No. 03-32
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Valuable Patents
    By: John Allison, Charles Lemley, Kimberly Moore, Derek Trunkey
    No. 03-31
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Information Sharing in Critical Infrastructure Industries: Understanding the Behavioral and Economic Impediments
    By: , Avishalom Tor
    No. 03-30
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Negative Liability
    By: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci
    No. 03-29
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Appellate Courts Inside and Out
    By: Maxwell Stearns
    No. 03-28
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • A Beautiful Mend: A Game Theoretical Analysis of the Dormant Commerce Clause
    By: Maxwell Stearns
    No. 03-27
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Lochner's Feminist Legacy
    By: David Bernstein
    No. 03-26
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • You Can't Take It With You: Behavioral Finance and Corporate Expatriations
    By: Elizabeth Chorvat
    No. 03-25
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Fragmentation of Property Rights: A Functional Interpretation of the Law of Servitudes
    By: Ben Depoorter, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-24
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Perception and Income: The Behavioral Economics of the Realization Doctrine
    By: Terrence Chorvat
    No. 03-23
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Arab League Boycott and WTO Accession: Can Foreign Policy Excuse Discriminatory Sanctions?
    By: Eugene Kontorovich
    No. 03-22
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Stability And Change In International Customary Law
    By: Vincy Fon, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-21
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Hidden Bias Of The Vienna Convention On The Law Of Treaties
    By: Vincy Fon, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-20
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract]
  • Offsetting Behavior in the Workplace
    By: Jonathan Klick, Thomas Stratmann
    No. 03-19
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Lochner Era Revisionism, Revised: Lochner and the Origins of Fundamental Rights Constitutionalism
    By: David Bernstein
    No. 03-18
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Cyclical Market Power
    By:
    No. 03-17
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Intra-Jurisdictional Tax Competition
    By: Jonathan Klick, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-16
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Lochner's Legacy's Legacy
    By: David Bernstein
    No. 03-15
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Non-Spontaneous Evolution of Private Legal Systems
    By:
    No. 03-14
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Tax Compliance and the Reformed IRS
    By: Leandra Lederman
    No. 03-13
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Interplay Between Norms and Enforcement in Tax Compliance
    By: Leandra Lederman
    No. 03-12
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Simultaneous and Sequential Anticommons
    By: Francesco Parisi, Norbert Schulz, Ben Depoorter
    No. 03-11
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Piracy Analogy: Modern Universal Jurisdiction's Hollow Foundation
    By: Eugene Kontorovich
    No. 03-10
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Cyberadjudication
    By:
    No. 03-09
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • The Limits of Reciprocity for Social Cooperation
    By: Vincy Fon, Francesco Parisi
    No. 03-08
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Replicating Default Risk In A Defined Benefit Plan: A Stock Bonus Plan with Gradual Diversification
    By: Richard Ippolito
    No. 03-07
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Tenuous Property Rights: The Unraveling Of Defined Benefit Pension Contracts In The United States
    By: Richard Ippolito
    No. 03-06
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Endowments At Birth And Adult Health Childhood: Socioeconomic Factors And Adult Heart Disease
    By: Richard Ippolito
    No. 03-05
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Education Versus Savings As Explanations For Better Health: Evidence From The Health And Retirement Survey
    By: Richard Ippolito
    No. 03-04
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Copyright Redundancy
    By:
    No. 03-03
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Privacy and Firms
    By: Bruce Kobayashi, Larry Ribstein
    No. 03-02
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]
  • Two Dimensions of Regulatory Competition
    By: Francesco Parisi, Norbert Schulz, Jonathan Klick
    No. 03-01
    Date Posted: 2003
    [Abstract] [Full Text on SSRN]

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1998

  • Votes and Outcomes: A Property-Based Theory of Political Decision-Making
    By: Francesco Parisi
    No. 98-04
    Date Posted: 1998
    [Abstract]
  • Fact-Finding in the Legal Procedure: An Experimental Comparison of Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Regimes
    By: Michael Block, Jeffrey Parker, Libor Dusek
    No. 98-03
    Date Posted: 1998
  • Limited Liability Unlimited
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 98-02
    Date Posted: 1998
    [Abstract]
  • Did the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines Matter?: Some Preliminary Empirical Observations
    By: Jeffrey Parker
    No. 98-01
    Date Posted: 1998

1997

  • Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Legal Procedure: Some Experimental Evidence
    By: Libor Dusek, Olga Vyborna, Jeffrey Parker, Michael Block
    No. 97-11
    Date Posted: 1997
  • Emerging Markets Securitization: The Case of the Disappearing Political Risk
    By: Claire Hill
    No. 97-10
    Date Posted: 1997
  • Liability Without Fault and Communal Responsibility in Ancient Legal Systems
    By: Francesco Parisi
    No. 97-08
    Date Posted: 1997
  • The Genesis of Liability in Ancient Law
    By: Francesco Parisi
    No. 97-07
    Date Posted: 1997
    [Abstract]
  • The Market For Votes: Coasian Bargaining in An Arrovian Setting
    By: Francesco Parisi
    No. 97-05
    Date Posted: 1997
    [Abstract]
  • The Economics of Partnership
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 97-04
    Date Posted: 1997
    [Abstract]
  • Ethical Rules, Agency Costs and Law Firm Structure
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 97-03
    Date Posted: 1997
    [Abstract]
  • Efficiency, Politics and Evolution in Corporate Law
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 97-02
    Date Posted: 1997
  • Defederalizing Partnership Break-Up
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 97-01
    Date Posted: 1997
    [Abstract]

1996

  • The Canadian Keiretsu
    By: Francis Buckley
    No. 96-07
    Date Posted: 1996
    [Abstract]
  • The Illogic and Limits of Partnership Bankruptcy
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 96-06
    Date Posted: 1996
    [Abstract]
  • Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Procedure: Some Experimental Evidence
    By: Libor Dusek, Olga Vyborna, Jeffrey Parker, Michael Block
    No. 96-05
    Date Posted: 1996
  • Why Financial Appearances Might Matter: An Explanation For "Dirty Pooling" and Other Financial Cosmetics
    By: Claire Hill
    No. 96-04
    Date Posted: 1996
    [Abstract]
  • The Law and Economics of Post-Civil War: Restrictions on Interstate Migration By African-Americans
    By: David Bernstein
    No. 96-03
    Date Posted: 1996
    [Abstract]
  • Loosening the FDA's Certification Monopoly: Tort and Other Economic Implications
    By: Michael Krauss
    No. 96-02
    Date Posted: 1996
  • Property Rights in Personal Information: An Economic Defense of Privacy
    By: Richard Murphy
    No. 96-01
    Date Posted: 1996

1995

  • Standing and Social Choice: Historic Evidence
    By: Maxwell Stearns
    No. 95-15
    Date Posted: 1995
  • Securitization: A Low Cost Sweetener For Lemons
    By: Claire Hill
    No. 95-14
    Date Posted: 1995
    [Abstract]
  • Junk Science in the Commonwealth
    By: David Bernstein
    No. 95-13
    Date Posted: 1995
  • The Scope of Section 12(2) of the Securities Act of 1993: A Legal and Economic Analysis
    By: Peter Letsou
    No. 95-12
    Date Posted: 1995
    [Abstract]
  • Calculating Tort Damages For Lost Future Earnings: Taxes, Inflation and Risk
    By: Michael Krauss, Robert Levy
    No. 95-11
    Date Posted: 1995
  • The Past and Future of the Individual's Right To Arms
    By: Nelson Lund
    No. 95-10
    Date Posted: 1995
  • Divorce, Legal Rules, and Free Spirits
    By: Margaret Brinig, Francis Buckley
    No. 95-09
    Date Posted: 1995
    [Abstract]
  • Naive, Biased, Yet Bayesian: Can Juries Interpret Selectively Produced Evidence?
    By: Luke Froeb, Bruce Kobayashi
    No. 95-08
    Date Posted: 1995
  • Evolution and Spontaneous Uniformity: Evidence From the Evolution of the Limited Liability Company
    By: Bruce Kobayashi, Larry Ribstein
    No. 95-07
    Date Posted: 1995
    [Abstract]
  • The Bankruptcy Puzzle
    By: Francis Buckley, Margaret Brinig
    No. 95-06
    Date Posted: 1995
    [Abstract]
  • Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man? Or Do Gender Differences Affect Choice?
    By: Margaret Brinig
    No. 95-05
    Date Posted: 1995
  • The Market For Deadbeats
    By: Margaret Brinig, Francis Buckley
    No. 95-04
    Date Posted: 1995
  • Retroactivity, Institutional Incentives, and the Politics of Civil Rights
    By: Nelson Lund
    No. 95-03
    Date Posted: 1995
  • The Rise of Large Deficits: What Really Happened in 1981
    By: Timothy Muris
    No. 95-01
    Date Posted: 1995

1994

  • Standing Back From the Forest: Justiciability and Social Choice
    By: Maxwell Stearns
    No. 94-07
    Date Posted: 1994
  • Foundations of Franchise Regulation: Issues and Evidence
    By: Timothy Muris, Howard Beales
    No. 94-06
    Date Posted: 1994
  • A Transaction Cost Theory of Corporate Finance, With Applications To Security, Bankruptcy, and the Nature of Economic Organization
    By: D. Bruce Johnsen
    No. 94-05
    Date Posted: 1994
  • Legislative Organization of Fiscal Policy.
    By: Mark Crain, Timothy Muris
    No. 94-04
    Date Posted: 1994
  • An Economic Analysis of Performance Rights: Some Implications of the Copyright Act of 1976.
    By: Ben Yu, Bruce Kobayashi
    No. 94-03
    Date Posted: 1994
  • Limited Liability Company: Theories and Evidence
    By: Larry Ribstein
    No. 94-02
    Date Posted: 1994
  • Immigration and the Market For Migrants
    By: Francis Buckley
    No. 94-01
    Date Posted: 1994

1993

  • The American Fresh Start: Why Can't A Person Be More Like A Firm?
    By: Francis Buckley
    No. 93-08
    Date Posted: 1993
  • No Armistice at 11: A Commentary on the Supreme Court's 1993 Amendment To Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    By: Jeffrey Parker, Bruce Kobayashi
    No. 93-07
    Date Posted: 1993
  • Misguided Renaissance of Social Choice
    By: Maxwell Stearns
    No. 93-06
    Date Posted: 1993
  • Competition in the Production of Costly Information: An Economic Analysis of Adversarial Versus Court-Appointed Presentation of Expert Testimony
    By: Luke Froeb, Bruce Kobayashi
    No. 93-05
    Date Posted: 1993
  • A Theory of Uniform Laws
    By: Bruce Kobayashi
    No. 93-04
    Date Posted: 1993
  • What Do Judges and Justice Maximize? (the Same Thing Everybody Else Does).
    By: Richard Posner
    No. 93-03
    Date Posted: 1993
  • American Stay
    By: Francis Buckley
    No. 93-02
    Date Posted: 1993
  • Insider Trading: Risk Premiums and Confidence Games.
    By: Henry Manne
    No. 93-01
    Date Posted: 1993