Kevin E. Davis

New York University School of Law

Beller Family Professor of Business Law; Faculty Director, Hauser Global Law School

40 Washington Square South

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 335

New York, NY 10012-1099

United States

http://rb.gy/401vha

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (52)

1.

The Relationship Between Law and Development: Optimists versus Skeptics

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2008, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-14, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-24
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2009
Kevin E. Davis and Michael J. Trebilcock
New York University School of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Law and development, legal reform, empirical legal studies

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Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-15, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-35
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 24 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
Stephen J. Choi and Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corruption, extraterritoriality

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Does the Globalization of Anti-Corruption Law Help Developing Countries?

INTERNATIONAL LAW, ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Julio Faundez and Celine Tan, eds., E. Elgar, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-52
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2014
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-13, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-26
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2016
New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law and New York University (NYU) - Department of Anthropology
Downloads 932 (47,675)
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What Can the Rule of Law Variable Tell Us About Rule of Law Reforms?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Contract Law and Inequality

107 Iowa Law Review 1485 (2022), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 21-11
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 31 May 2022
Kevin E. Davis and Mariana Pargendler
New York University School of Law and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Downloads 634 (79,357)
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Peer-to-Peer Financing for Development: Regulating the Intermediaries

N.Y.U. Journal of Int'l Law & Polotics, Vol. 42, p. 1209, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-22, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2010
Kevin E. Davis and Anna Gelpern
New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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Corruption and Controlling Shareholders

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 698/2023, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 23-29
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2023
Kevin E. Davis and Mariana Pargendler
New York University School of Law and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
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Why Does the United States Regulate Foreign Bribery: Moralism, Self-Interest, or Altruism?

NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-51
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2012
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
Downloads 502 (106,251)
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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FCPA, bribery

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The Concept of Legal Uncertainty

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jan 2012
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
Downloads 494 (108,338)
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uncertainty, risk, ambiguity, law

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Institutions and Economic Performance: An Introduction to the Literature

INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, Kevin E. Davis, ed., Edward Elgar, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-51
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Dec 2009
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Contracting for Personal Data

NYU L. Rev. Vol. 94(4) 2019, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 19-37
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2023
Kevin E. Davis and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 436 (125,613)
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contracts, standard form contracts, privacy, electronic commerce

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Civil Remedies for Corruption in Government Contracting: Zero Tolerance Versus Proportional Liability

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-22, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-16, IILJ Working Paper No. 2009/4
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2009
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Contracts as Technology

New York University Law Review, Vol. 88: 83, No. 1, April 2013, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-17
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 May 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2013
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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contracts, innovation, boilerplate

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The Demand for Immutable Contracts: Another Look at the Law and Economics of Contract Modifications

New York University Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 487-549, May 2006, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-24
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
Downloads 320 (177,067)
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Contracts, Modifications, Renegotiation

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'Financing Development' as a Field of Practice, Study and Innovation

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-61, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-65, NYU Institute for International Law and Justice Working Paper No. 2008/10
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Feb 2009
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Financing development, development finance

17.

(Mis)perceptions of Law in Consumer Markets

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-11, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 859
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Oren Bar-Gill and Kevin E. Davis
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Regulation, Consumer Protection, Misperceptions

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Contracting for Procedure

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-51
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 23 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2011
Kevin E. Davis and Helen Hershkoff
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Lawmaking in Small Jurisdictions

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Nov 2002
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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law and development, developing countries, rules, standards, legal transplants

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Promissory Fraud: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
Downloads 274 (208,033)
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Empty Promises

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Oren Bar-Gill and Kevin E. Davis
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 270 (211,170)
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Self-Interest and Altruism in the Deterrence of Transnational Bribery

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 Feb 2000
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Self-Interest and Altruism in the Deterrence of Transnational Bribery

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 314-340, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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Self-Interest and Altruism in the Deterrence of Transnational Bribery

Posted: 21 Oct 2002
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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bribery, corruption

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The Limits of Evidence-Based Regulation: The Case of Anti-Bribery Law

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 19-42
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Nov 2019
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Interpreting Boilerplate

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2010
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Legal Universalism: Persistent Objections

University of Toronto Law Journal, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-33, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-28
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Jun 2010
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery

Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019., NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-44
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Private Preference, Public Process: U.S. Discovery in Aid of Foreign and International Arbitration

Forthcoming in Franco Ferrari, ed., The Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-51
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2016
Kevin E. Davis, Helen Hershkoff and Nathan Yaffe
New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law and Independent
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Multijurisdictional Enforcement Games

The Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, Jennifer Arlen ed., Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-19
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 May 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2023
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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The Role of Nonprofits in the Production of Boilerplate

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, No. 5, March 2006, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-04
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jan 2006
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
Downloads 152 (357,599)
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Transnational Anti-Bribery Law

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper 20-17
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Kevin E. Davis and Veronica Root Martinez
New York University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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The Privatization of Development Assistance: Symposium Overview

N.Y.U. Journal of Int'l Law & Politics, Vol. 42, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2010
Kevin E. Davis and Sarah Dadush
New York University School of Law and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School
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Privatizing the Adjudication of International Commercial Disputes: The Relevance of Organizational Form

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jan 2011
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Penalty Clauses Through the Lens of Unconscionability Doctrine: Birch v. Union of Taxation Employees, Local 70030

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-14, McGill Law Review, Vol. 55
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Jul 2010
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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34.

Who Wants the Global Law School?

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, Forthcoming , NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-42
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2017
Kevin E. Davis and Xinyi Zhang
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Filling the Void: How E.U. Privacy Law Spills Over to the U.S.

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 24-15, Journal of Law and Empirical Analysis, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Feb 2024 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2024
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler and Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Anticorruption Law and Systemic Corruption: The Role of Direct Responses

Revista Direito GV (Forthcoming), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-32
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2021
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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anticorruption law, systemic corruption, institutional multiplicity

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Did the Global South Have Their Say on EU Supply Chain Regulation?

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 24-13
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2024
Kevin E. Davis, Roy Germano and Lauren E. May
New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law and Independent
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Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights: A Reply to Anne Peters

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2019), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-45
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Nov 2019
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Haiti and the Uses of Comparative Legal History in the Caribbean

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 23-39, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 13 May 2024
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Contracts Procured Through Bribery of Public Officials: Zero Tolerance versus Proportional Liability

50 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-22
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2023
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Data and Decentralization: Measuring the Performance of Legal Institutions in Multilevel Systems of Governance

10 Minnesota Law Review, 1619 (2018), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-21
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Jul 2018
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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42.

International Regulation of Law Enforcement

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 23-40
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2023
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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Legal Responses to Black Subordination, Global Perspectives

134 Harvard Law Review Forum 359-377 (2021), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-30
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2021
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law
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44.

Legal Disagreement

Law & Social Inquiry, First View, pp. 1-30, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 24-14
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Feb 2024
Kevin E. Davis and Alfredo Guevara
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Legal Indicators: The Power of Quantitative Measures of Law

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10, pp. 37-52, 2014
Posted: 05 Nov 2014
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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Taking the Measure of Law: The Case of the Doing Business Project

Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2007, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-19
Posted: 05 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2008
Kevin E. Davis and Michael B. Kruse
New York University School of Law and Hunton & Williams

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law and development, legal reform, empirical legal studies

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Cutting Off the Flow of Funds to Terrorists: Whose Funds? Which Funds? Who Decides?

Posted: 10 Feb 2002
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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Terrorism, financing of terrorism, terrorist activity, forfeiture

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Vicarious Liability, Judgment Proofing and Non-Profits

Posted: 17 Dec 2001
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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Non-profits, judgment proofing, vicarious liability

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Ethnically Homogenous Elites in Developing Countries

Posted: 17 Dec 2001
New York University School of Law, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Ethnic conflict

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Legal Reforms and Development

Posted: 17 Dec 2001
Kevin E. Davis and Michael J. Trebilcock
New York University School of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

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Law and development

51.

The Rules of Capitalism

Posted: 17 Dec 2001
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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Property rights, law and development

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Licensing Lies: Merger Clauses, the Parol Evidence Rule and Pre Contractual Misrepresentations

Posted: 13 Jul 1998
Kevin E. Davis
New York University School of Law

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