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Delegation, Discretion, and Deference in Comparative Administrative Law (with Jud Matthews), American Journal of Comparative Law (2014)
 

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Globalization and Deregulation of Legal Services, International Review of Law and Economics (2014)
 

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Choosing Between the Government and the Regions: An Empirical Analysis of the Italian Constitutional Court Decisions (with Lucia Dalla Pellegrina), European Journal of Political Research (2013)
 

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Judging Under Political Pressure: An Empirical Analysis of Constitutional Review Voting in the Spanish Constitutional Court (with Fernando Gomez and Veronica Grembi), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2013)
 

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Judicial Roles in Non-Judicial Functions (with Tom Ginsburg), Washington University Global Studies Law Review (2013)
 

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On the Judicial Interest Rate: Towards a Law and Economics Theory (with Hugo Acciarri), Journal of European Tort Law (2013)
 

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Stare Decisis and Certiorari Arrive to Brazil: A Comparative Law and Economics Approach (with Angela de Santa Cruz Oliveira), Emory International Law Review (2013)
 

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Testing the Logic of Strategic Defection: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, 1986-2010 (with Laarni Escresa), Asian Journal of Political Science (2013)
 

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Does Immigration Cause Crime? Evidence from Spain (with César Alonso-Borrego and Pablo Vázquez), American Law and Economics Review (2012)
 

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Judicial Ideal Points in New Democracies: The Case of Taiwan (with Lucia Dalla Pellegrina and Shirley Lin), National Taiwan University Law Review (2012)
 

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Political Influence and Career Judges: An Empirical Analysis of Administrative Review by the Spanish Supreme Court (with Marian Gili and Fernando Gómez-Pomar), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2012)
 

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The Efficiency of the Common Law: The Puzzle of Mixed Legal Families (with Carlos Gomez), Wisconsin International Law Journal (2012)
 

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The Evolution of the Common Law and Efficiency (with Carlos Gomez), Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law (2012)
 

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The Fable of the Codes: The Efficiency of the Common Law, Legal Origins & Codification Movements (with Andrew P. Morriss), University of Illinois Law Review (2012)
 

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Why Not Adopt a Loser-Pays-All Rule in Criminal Litigation? (with Luciana Echazu), International Review of Law and Economics (2012)
 

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Building Reputation in Constitutional Courts: Party and Judicial Politics (with Tom Ginsburg), Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (2011)
 

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Choosing Judges in Brazil: Reassessing Legal Transplants from the U.S. (with Angela de Santa Cruz Oliveira), American Journal of Comparative Law (2011)
 

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Empirical Legal Studies and Constitutional Courts, Indian Journal of Constitutional Law (2011)
 

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Explaining Constitutional Review in New Democracies: The Case of Taiwan (with Veronica Grembi and Shirley Lin), Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal (2011)
 

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Hybrid Judicial Career Structures: Reputation v Legal Tradition (with Tom Ginsburg), Journal of Legal Analysis (2011)
 

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The Brady Rule May Hurt the Innocent (with Matteo Rizzolli), American Law and Economics Review (2011)
 

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The Investigation and Prosecution of Regulatory Offences: Is There an Economic Case for Integration? (with Anthony I. Ogus and Andrew Sanders), Cambridge Law Journal (2011)
 

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The Judiciary in Political Transitions: The Critical Role of U.S. Constitutionalism in Latin America (with Maria Alejandra Maldonado), Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (2011)
 

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The Law and Economics of Legal Parochialism, University of Illinois Law Review (2011)
 

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The Syndrome of the Efficiency of the Common Law (with Carlos Gomez), Boston University International Law Journal (2011)
 

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Assessing the Argument for Specialized Courts: Evidence from Family Courts in Spain (with Natalia Jorgensen and Pablo Vazquez), International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (2010)
 

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Corruption and the Distortion of Law Enforcement Effort (with Luciana Echazu), American Law and Economics Review (2010)
 

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Decoupling as Transactions Tax (with Chris William Sanchirico), Journal of Legal Studies (2010)
 

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Legislatures, Judges, and Parole Boards: The Allocation of Discretion Under Determinate Sentencing (with Dhammika Dharmapala and Joanna M. Shepherd), Florida Law Review (2010)
 

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Reputation, Information and the Organization of the Judiciary (with Tom Ginsburg), Journal of Comparative Law (2010)
 

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State Liability (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Fernando Gomez), European Review of Private Law (2010)
 

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Least Cost Avoidance: The Tragedy of the Common Safety (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2009)
 

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Guarding the Guardians: Judicial Councils and Judicial Independence (with Tom Ginsburg), American Journal of Comparative Law (2009)
 

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Judicial Audiences snf Reputation: Perspectives from Comparative Law (with Tom Ginsburg), Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2009)
 

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Judicial Independence and Party Politics in the Kelsenian Constitutional Courts: The Case of Portugal (with Sofia Amaral Garcia and Veronica Grembi), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2009)
 

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The Comparative Law and Economics of Judicial Councils (with Tom Ginsburg), Berkeley Journal of International Law (2009)
 

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Cashing by the Hour: Why Large Law Firms Prefer Hourly Fees Over Contingent Fees (with Fernando Gomez), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2008)
 

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The Scope of Criminal Law and Criminal Sanctions: an Economic View and Policy Implications (with Roger Bowles and Michael Faure), Journal of Law and Society (2008)
 

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Why Plea-Bargaining Fails to Achieve Results in So Many Criminal Justice Systems: A New Framework for Assessment (with Frank Stephen), Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2008)
 

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Do Divorce Law Reforms Matter for Divorce Rates? Evidence from Portugal (with Clarisse Coelho), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2006)
 

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A Strategic Interpretation of Legal Transplants (with Anthony Ogus), Journal of Legal Studies (2006)
 

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The Choice of Titling Systems in Land (with Benito Arrunada), Journal of Law and Economics (2005)
 

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Forfeiture of Illegal Gain: An Economic Perspective (with Roger Bowles and Michael Faure), Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2005)
 

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Dynamic Law Enforcement with Learning (with Mohamed Jellal), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2004)
 

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Penalty Enhancement for Hate Crimes: An Economic Analysis (with Dhammika Dharmapala), American Law and Economics Review (2004)
 

Unpublished Papers

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Judicial Independence and Party Politics in the Kelsenian Constitutional Courts: The Case of Portugal (with Sofia AmaralGarcia and Veronica Grembi), University of Illinois Legal Working Paper Series (2008)
 

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The Unsolvable Dilemma of a Paretian Policymaker (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci), George Mason University School of Law Working Papers Series (2004)
 

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Scope of Liability, The Vanishing Distinction between Negligence and Strict Liability (with Pablo Salvador Coderch, Nuno Garoupa, and Carlos Gomez-Liguerre), Latin American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (ALACDE) Annual Papers (2004)
 

Other

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The Economics of Judicial Councils (with Tom Ginsburg), Berkeley Program in Law & Economics (2007)
 

CASHING BY THE HOUR: WHY LARGE LAWFIRMS PREFER HOURLY FEES OVER CONTINGENT FEES (with Fernando Gomez-Pomar), German Working Papers in Law and Economics (2006)
 

Regulation of Professions in the US and Europe: A Comparative Analysis, American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings (2006)
 

Sentencing Guidelines and TIS Legislation, Judges and Parole Boards: Has Bargaining Power Changed in Sentencing? (with Dhammika Dharmapala and Joanna Shepherd), American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings (2006)
 

Sentencing Guidelines, TIS Legislation, and Bargaining Power (with Dhammika Dharmapala and Joanna M. Shepherd), American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings (2006)
 

The Just World Bias and Hate Crime Statutes (with Dhammika Dharmapala and Richard H. McAdams), American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings (2006)
 

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The Just World Bias and Hate Crime Statutes (with Dhammika Dharmapala and Richard H. McAdams), University of Illinois Legal Working Paper Series (2006)
 

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A Law and Economics Perspective on Terrorism (with Jonathan Klick and Francesco Parisi), George Mason University School of Law Working Papers Series (2005)
 

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Scope of Liability, The Vanishing Distinction between Negligence and Strict Liability (with Pablo Salvador-Coderch and Carlos Gomez-Liguerre), Berkeley Program in Law & Economics (2004)
 

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The Virtuous Circle of Distrust: A Mechanism to Deter Bribes and Other Cooperative Crimes (with Robert Cooter), Berkeley Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series (2000)
 

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REPUTATION AND HONESTY IN A MARKET FOR INFORMATION (with Gary B. Charness), Department of Economics, UCSB (1998)