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Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior?
Sex offenders have become targets of some of the most far-reaching and novel crime legislation in the United States. Two key innovations have been registration and notification laws, which,Expand
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Disaggregating Employment Protection: The Case of Disability Discrimination
Studies of the effects of employment protection frequently examine protective legislation as a whole. From a policy reform perspective, however, it is often critical to know which particular aspectExpand
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Noncompetes in the U.S. Labor Force
As typically unobserved features of the employment relationship, the role that covenants not to compete play in shaping economic dynamics is intrinsically difficult to grasp. Using nationallyExpand
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A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement
A settlement is an agreement between parties to a dispute. In everyday parlance and in academic scholarship, settlement is juxtaposed to trial or some other method of dispute resolution in which aExpand
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Expungement of Criminal Convictions: An Empirical Study
Laws permitting the expungement of criminal convictions are a key component of modern criminal justice reform efforts and have been the subject of a recent upsurge in legislative activity. ThisExpand
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The Behavioral Effects of (Unenforceable) Contracts
We study the relationship between employment noncompetition agreements and employee mobility patterns using novel data from the 2014 Noncompete Survey Project. Specifically, we examine howExpand
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Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization
Sex offender laws that target recidivism (e.g., community notification and residency restriction regimes) are premised — at least in part — on the idea that sex offender proximity and victimizationExpand
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Noncompetes and Employee Mobility
We study the relationship between employment noncompetition agreements and employee mobility patterns using novel data from the 2014 Noncompete Survey Project. Specifically, we examine howExpand
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Do Sex Offender Registries Make Us Less Safe?
State legislatures enacted sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws with the explicit and exclusive aim of reducing sex offender recidivism. The general idea that we ought to “regulate”Expand
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Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements
This paper presents the first systematic theoretical and empirical study of high-low agreements in civil litigation. A high-low agreement is a private contract that, if signed by litigants before theExpand
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