Empirical Studies of Contract

Zev J. Eigen

Northwestern University School of Law

December 2012

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, pp. 291-306, 2012

Since the mid-2000s, a cottage industry has slowly blossomed of empirical research dedicated to advancing our knowledge of contracts on the books - accounting for what contracts tend to purportedly obligate signers to do - and contracts in action - accounting for how contracting parties tend to behave. This article reviews this literature, focusing on the past seven years, and identifies eight questions organized by two propositions that span across disciplines that have most contributed empirical research on contracts, such as law, economics, and management. The article highlights key findings and points of consensus in this research and notes areas most pressingly in need of additional research.

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Date posted: October 31, 2012  

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Eigen, Zev J., Empirical Studies of Contract (December 2012). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, pp. 291-306, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2169152 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-011912-083704

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Zev J. Eigen (Contact Author)
Northwestern University School of Law ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
Unit 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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