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Empirical Analysis of Judicial DecisionsEncyclopedia of Law and Economics (2018)
Evidence shows that, contrary to what believed traditional legal theorists, judges when making decisions are not merely making a pure exercise of interpretation of the law. They are influenced by factors such as panel composition, material and nonmaterial benefits, pressure groups, etc., and may follow distinct trends. This chapter presents some models that explain judicial behavior or judicial decisions. Recent (and not so recent) empirical literature has been providing a rich debate in this still recent discussion.
- Judges; Judicial Decision; Judicial Behavior
EditorAlain Marciano; Giovanni Ramello
Citation InformationLuciana L Yeung. "Empirical Analysis of Judicial Decisions" New YorkEncyclopedia of Law and Economics (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luciana_yeung/17/