Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

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Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is the primary tool used by policymakers to inform administrative decisionmaking. Yet its methodology of converting preferences (often hypothetical ones) into dollar figures, then using those dollar figures as proxies for quality of life, creates significant systemic errors. These problems have been lamented by many scholars, and(More)
Privacy is a concept in disarray. Nobody can articulate what it means. As one commentator has observed, privacy suffers from " an embarrassment of meanings. " Privacy is far too vague a concept to guide adjudication and † Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School; J.D. Yale. A project such as this—one that attempts a taxonomy of the(More)
In The Problem of Social Cost, Ronald Coase firmly installed transaction costs at the center of the economic analysis of law. 1 The potential for these costs to inconveniently interpose themselves between the world as we know it and an ideal of perfect efficiency has provided generations of law and economics scholars with an analytic north star. But the(More)
1641 WELFARE AS HAPPINESS INTRODUCTION When people write laws, what do they hope to accomplish? One view is that laws are written to drive people toward moral behavior or to embody an objective ideal of what is right. Whether or not those claims have merit, most would agree that another objective-making people's lives better-is also, at minimum, an(More)
INTRODUCTION When people write laws, what do they hope to accomplish? One view is that laws are written to drive people toward moral behavior or to embody an objective ideal of what is right. Whether or not those claims have merit, most would agree that another objective-making people's lives better-is also, at minimum, an important goal of law. Improving(More)
Consent has always played a central role in conceptions of privacy. " The root idea. . .of privacy is that of a privileged territory or domain in which an individual person has the exclusive authority of determining whether another may enter, and if so, when and for how long, and under what conditions. Within this area, the individual person is. .. boss,(More)
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