Politico-economic determinants of tort reforms in medical malpractice

@inproceedings{Matter2015PoliticoeconomicDO,
  title={Politico-economic determinants of tort reforms in medical malpractice},
  author={Ulrich Matter and Alois Stutzer},
  year={2015}
}
The U.S. tort system has experienced various reforms during the last three decades. While there is a broad literature on the consequences of these reforms, very little is known about their determinants. In this study, we investigate the politico-economic forces that were driving the reform process across U.S. states. We focus on five types of medical malpractice tort reform and apply semi-parametric proportional hazards models to assess the factors that are related to reform enactments. We find… CONTINUE READING

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