Christina Boyd

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How do we learn from—and about—our mistakes? When a business succeeds, it will be in a position to tell the world how and why it built a better mousetrap. Success has a thousand parents. Failure, however, is an orphan—for good reason. Business failures reflect mistakes of judgment, timing, execution, serious wrongdoing, or simple bad luck. Whatever the(More)
Understanding judicial decision-making requires attention to the specific institutional settings in which judges operate. The choices available to judges are determined not only by the law and facts of the case but also by procedural context. The incentives and constraints shaping judges’ decision-making will vary depending on, for example, whether they(More)
This research investigates the viability of detecting vehicle road departure via the measurements of anomalies in vehicle dynamics, especially under conditions when left and right tires experience imbalance of forces (split-μ condition). This approach is based on established low-order vehicle models to facilitate real-time implementation. Vehicle states are(More)
This project empirically explores civil litigation from its inception by examining the content of civil complaints. We utilize spectral cluster analysis on a newly compiled federal district court data set of causes of action in complaints to illustrate the relationship of legal claims to one another, the broader composition of lawsuits in trial courts, and(More)
Most sperm donation that occurs in the USA proceeds through anonymous donation. While some clinics make the identity of the sperm donor available to a donor-conceived child at age 18 as part of 'open identification' or 'identity release programs,' no US law requires clinics to do so, and the majority of individuals do not use these programs. By contrast, in(More)
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