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Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate
This book transcends current debate on government regulation by lucidly outlining how regulations can be a fruitful combination of persuasion and sanctions. The regulation of business by the UnitedExpand
Evidence from Two Large Field Experiments that Peer Comparison Feedback Can Reduce Residential Energy Usage
By providing feedback to customers on home electricity and natural gas usage with a focus on peer comparisons, utilities can reduce energy consumption at a low cost. We analyze data from twoExpand
Race and Gender Discrimination in Bargaining for a New Car
More than three hundred paired audits at new-car dealerships reveal that dealers quoted significantly lower prices to white males than to black or female test buyers using identical, scriptedExpand
Filling gap in incomplete contracts: an economic theory of default rules
The legal rules of contracts and corporations can be divided into two distinct classes. The larger class consists of "default" rules that parties can contract around by prior agreement, while theExpand
Measuring Positive Externalities from Unobservable Victim Precaution: An Empirical Analysis of Lojack
Private expenditures on crime reduction have potentially important externalities. Observable measures such as barbed-wire fences and deadbolt locks may shift crime to those who are unprotected,Expand
Deficit Reduction Through Diversity: How Affirmative Action at the FCC Increased Auction Competition
In recent auctions for paging licenses, the Federal Communications Commission has granted businesses owned by minorities and women substantial bidding credits. In this article, Professors Ayres andExpand
Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis
John Lott and David Mustard have used regression analysis to argue forcefully that 'shall-issue' laws (which give citizens an unimpeded right to secure permits for concealed weapons) reduce violentExpand
Outcome Tests of Racial Disparities in Police Practices
This article assesses the strengths and weaknesses of using “outcome tests” to assess racial disparities in police practices. An outcome test, for example, might assess whether the probability ofExpand
Limiting Patentees' Market Power Without Reducing Innovation Incentives: The Perverse Benefits of Uncertainty and Non-Injunctive Remedies
Allowing patentees to profit from their patents encourages innovation. However, legal scholars have failed to appreciate that unconstrained monopoly pricing is socially inefficient, in that the lastExpand