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Roundtable: Recent Developments In Section 2, Aaron S. Edlin Aug 2003

Roundtable: Recent Developments In Section 2, Aaron S. Edlin

Aaron Edlin

No abstract provided.


Optimal Penalties In Contracts, Aaron S. Edlin, Alan Schwartz Apr 2003

Optimal Penalties In Contracts, Aaron S. Edlin, Alan Schwartz

Aaron Edlin

Reviews the literature on breach of contract and contract penalties and presents in a coherent framework. Critiques the grounds on which courts validate liquidated damage provisions or invalidate penalties.


La Deuda Política, Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla Feb 2003

La Deuda Política, Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla

Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla

No abstract provided.


La Ilegalidad De Las Multas De Tránsito, Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla Jan 2003

La Ilegalidad De Las Multas De Tránsito, Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla

Ramón Antonio Morales Quintanilla

No abstract provided.


The Uses Of History In Law And Economics, Ron Harris Jan 2003

The Uses Of History In Law And Economics, Ron Harris

Ron Harris

During the last quarter of the twentieth century, the humanities and social sciences have turned toward history, something that culminated in the 1990s, and this phenomenon was evident in law as well. However, until recently, law and economics, the most influential post-World War II jurisprudential movement, was historical in its methodology and research agenda. The first objective of this article is to call attention to this neglected characteristic of law and economics and to explain its causes by analyzing its intellectual origins, its methodological causes, and the nature of its interaction with other sub-fields of law and of economics. The ...


A Two-Dimensional Framework For Analyzing Property Rights Regimes, Shi-Ling Hsu Jan 2003

A Two-Dimensional Framework For Analyzing Property Rights Regimes, Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

This article proposes an integrative framework wherein all property regimes can be expressed as a function of two fundamental characteristics: (i) whether the dominant right is a use right or an exclusion right (or some degree thereof), and (ii) the size of the party jointly holding the dominant right. This article will show how all property regimes can be characterized by these two variables. By analyzing property regimes in such a framework, property regimes can be related to each other, and conditions can be identified under which the regimes function best. I introduce four fundamental property regimes: the Individual Use ...


La Falaz Leyenda De Robin Hood. Los Dilemas Económicos Y Filosóficos De La Redistribución De La Riqueza, Enrique Pasquel, Gerardo Solís Jan 2003

La Falaz Leyenda De Robin Hood. Los Dilemas Económicos Y Filosóficos De La Redistribución De La Riqueza, Enrique Pasquel, Gerardo Solís

Enrique Pasquel

Todos los gobiernos dicen tomar del rico para darle al pobre. Muchos aceptan que esta es una función legítima del gobierno. Pero redistribuir la riqueza es economicamente perjudicial, daña a los pobres que intenta proteger y carece de un fundamento filosófico.


¿QuiéN Dijo Que En Salem Hubo Brujas? La Privatización Del Servicio De Justicia: Rompiendo El Mito De La Justicia Estatal, Enrique Pasquel, Andrés Bayly Jan 2003

¿QuiéN Dijo Que En Salem Hubo Brujas? La Privatización Del Servicio De Justicia: Rompiendo El Mito De La Justicia Estatal, Enrique Pasquel, Andrés Bayly

Enrique Pasquel

El servicio de justicia no tiene que ser un monopolio estatal. Buena parte de él podría trasladarse al sector privado, que tiene mejores incentivos para brindar justicia de mayor calidad.


De La Razón De Estado A La Razón De Mercado, José Antonio Lozano Díez Jan 2003

De La Razón De Estado A La Razón De Mercado, José Antonio Lozano Díez

José Antonio Lozano Díez

No abstract provided.


Evaluating The Risks Of Market Swaps, Maurice Stucke Dec 2002

Evaluating The Risks Of Market Swaps, Maurice Stucke

Maurice E Stucke

An asset swap between two competitors can be (i) per se illegal under Section 1 of the Sherman Act or (ii) a potentially legitimate sale of assets under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.

The case law and antitrust commentary vary as to which standard should be applied, and the implication can be significant for the business entities contemplating the deal. This article outlines five factors to assist in evaluating the asset swap's legality under the federal antitrust laws, and the critical determination of which standard to apply to a potentially high risk transaction.


Indeterminate Causation And Apportionment Of Damages, Alex Stein, Ariel Porat Dec 2002

Indeterminate Causation And Apportionment Of Damages, Alex Stein, Ariel Porat

Alex Stein

This Article analyzes the problem of indeterminate causation in torts and develops a system of compensating plaintiffs that responds to both optimal deterrence and corrective justice criteria. Under this system, the plaintiff’s award should equal her harm multiplied by the ex post probability of causation. Any other system, including that of recovery for lost chances that many courts have adopted, would either under-compensate or over-compensate the plaintiff. The Article’s approach is presently recommended by the Third Restatement of Torts.

This Article derives from the general theory developed in my book with Ariel Porat, Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford ...