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A Strategic Interpretation of Legal Transplants
In this paper we provide a strategic explanation for the spontaneous convergence of legal rules that nevertheless, in many instances, falls short of unification across jurisdictions. We identify aExpand
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Guarding the Guardians: Judicial Councils and Judicial Independence
This Article uses comparative evidence to inform the ongoing debate about the selection and discipline of judges. In recent decades, many countries around the world have created judicial councils,Expand
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Judging Under Political Pressure: An Empirical Analysis of Constitutional Review Voting in the Spanish Constitutional Court
In this article, we study the extent to which decisions by the Spanish Constitutional Court are explained by political variables. Our theory proposes that party alignment should play an importantExpand
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Do Administrative Courts Favor the Government? Evidence from Medical Malpractice in Spain
A standard argument against specialized administrative courts in the tradition of civil law jurisdictions is their lack of independence. They are perceived to be ineffective in restraining theExpand
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Explaining Constitutional Review in New Democracies: The Case of Taiwan
This paper extends the empirical analysis of the determinants of judicial behavior by considering the Taiwanese case. Taiwan is a particularly interesting case because the establishment andExpand
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Explaining the Standard of Proof in Criminal Law: A New Insight
Legal economists have explained the standard of proof in criminal law by exploring the asymmetry between social costs of false negatives (acquitting guilty defendants) and false positives (convictingExpand
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A law and economics perspective on terrorism
This paper reviews the existing law and economics literature on crime, noting where various models might apply to the terror context. Specifically, it focuses on two strands of the literature,Expand
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JUDGING IN EUROPE: DO LEGAL TRADITIONS MATTER?
EU competition appeals typically involve applications by private businesses to annul decisions made by the European Commission. Moreover, these appeals are first assigned at random to a chamber, withExpand
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Regulation of Professions in the Us and Europe: A Comparative Analysis
In this paper is analyzed the regulation of access to and activity of certain professions, namely of lawyers and physicians. A quick review of the economic theory of regulation of professions, namelyExpand
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Hybrid Judicial Career Structures: Reputation Versus Legal Tradition
Scholars have distinguished career from recognition judiciaries, largely arguing that they reflect different legal cultures and traditions. We start by noting that the career/recognition distinctionExpand
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