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Stanford University Law and Economics Program

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Works: 45 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 290 library holdings
Classifications: HB1.A2,
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Detrebling versus Decoupling Antitrust Damages Lessons from the Theory of Enforcement by A. Mitchell Polinsky ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This continent compares two alternative systems of private antitrust enforcement. In one (referred to as the "damage multiplier approach"), the plaintiff receives what the defendant pays; in the other (the"decoupling approach"), this constraint is not imposed. Reducing treble damages to single damages("detrebling") would be an example of the first approach. Making the defendant pay treble damages while only giving the plaintiff single damages would be an example of the second approach. It is shown, using the principles of the the economic theory of enforcement, that the decoupling approach is preferable to the damage multiplier approach, and that the optimal system of decoupling could award the plaintiff more or less than what the defendant pays. Several additional issues are raised that need to be considered before decoupling can be recommended in practice
Federal rule of civil procedure 68 : a comment by Thomas Campbell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optimal liability when the injurer's information about the victim's loss is imperfect by A. Mitchell Polinsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A central result in the economic theory of liability is that, if an injurer's liability equals the victim's loss, then either the rule of strict liability or the rule of negligence can induce the injurer to behave properly. However, for this result to hold, the injurer must know the victim's loss before the injurer decides whether to engage in the harmful activity and, g fortiori, before any harm has occurred. This paper reevaluates the rules of strict liability and negligence when the injurer's information is imperfect. Two questions are addressed: Under each rule, should the level of liability imposed on the injurer still equal the victim's loss? Are the rules of strict liability and negligence still equally desirable? With respect to the first question, it is demonstrated that the optimal level of liability generally is not equal to the victim's loss. With respect to the second question, it is shown that if the injurer's liability equals the victim's loss, then the two rules are equivalent, but if liability is set optimally under each rule, then strict liability generally induces the injurer to behave in a more appropriate way
Delaware's intermediate standard for defensive tactics : is there substance to the proportionality review? by Ronald J Gilson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The welfare implications of costly litigation in the theory of liability by A. Mitchell Polinsky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the principal results in the economic theory of liability is that, assuming litigation is costless, the rule of strict liability with compensatory damages leads the injurer to choose the socially appropriate level of care. This paper reexamines this result when litigation is costly. It is shown that strict liability with compensatory damages generally leads to a socially inappropriate level of care and to excessive litigation costs. Social welfare can be increased by adjusting compensatory damages upward or downward, with the desired direction depending on the effect of changes in the level of liability on the injurer's decision to take care and on the victim's decision to bring suit
Corporation law, the American Law Institute, and the new institutional economics by Kenneth E Scott ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutional tort litigation in three districts, the government as defendant, and counsel's incentives by Stewart Schwab ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spatial predation and competition in antitrust by Thomas Campbell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effect of private antitrust damage remedies on resource allocation by Jonathan B Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The viability of vertical restraints doctrine by William F Baxter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A note on optimal public enforcement with settlements and litigation costs by A. Mitchell Polinsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This note reexamines the theory of optimal public enforcement when litigation costs are incurred if the defendant is prosecuted at trial, and when an out-of-court settlement is possible. Using a numerical example, it is shown that settlements and litigation costs can substantially alter the optimal system of public enforcement. It is also shown that failing to take these considerations into account can significantly lower the achievable level of social welfare
Damages for breach of contract in the presence of moral hazard by I. P. L P'ng ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critique of economic and sociological theories of social control by Robert C Ellickson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluating dual class common stock : the relevance of substitutes by Ronald J Gilson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sharing among the human capitalists : an economic inquiry into the corporate law firm and how partners split profits by Ronald J Gilson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Value creation by business lawyers : legal skills and asset pricing by Ronald J Gilson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The necessary myth of objective causation judgments in liberal political theory by Mark Kelman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fixed price versus spot price contracts : a study in risk allocation by A. Mitchell Polinsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thi spaper is concerned with the risk-allocation effects of alternative types of contracts used to set the price of a good tobe delivered in the future. Under a fixed price contract, the price is specified in advance. Under a spot price contract, the price is the price prevailing in the spot market at the time of delivery. These contract forms are examined in the context of a market in which sellers have uncertain production costs and buyers have uncertain valuations. The paper derives and interprets a general condition determining which contract form would be preferred when the seller and/or the buyer is risk averse. In addition, an example is provided in which a spot price contract with a floor price is superior both to a "pure" spot price contract and a fixed price contract
Avoiding powers in bankruptcy by Thomas H Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics (Stanford University)

Law and Economics Program (Stanford University)
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