Robert E. Scott

Columbia University - Law School

435 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10025

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Contract Theory and the Limits of Contract Law

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 113, Nov/Dec 2003
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Apr 2003
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 4,312 (1,271)
Citation 56

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2.

Rules for Growth: Promoting Innovation and Growth Through Legal Reform

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 426, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 410, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1757982
Number of pages: 513 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Harvard University, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Human Dynamics Group, Arizona State University (ASU), University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, Notre Dame Law School, Stanford Law School, Vermont Law School, USC Law School and Department of Economics, Stanford Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, Yale University - Law School, University of Illinois College of Law (deceased), Columbia University - Law School, Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia University - Law School, Brooklyn Law School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 3

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entrepreneurship, policy, growth, rules, innovation, immigration, intellectual property, ip, university, business, federal, national, patent

Contracting for Innovation: Vertical Disintegration and Interfirm Collaboration

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 109, April 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 340, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 118/2009
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 684 (29,727)
Citation 16

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Contracting for Innovation: Vertical Disintegration and Interfirm Collaboration

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 340, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 368
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 24 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 572 (37,794)
Citation 16

Abstract:

vertical integration, contracting, switching costs, innovation

4.

The Case for Formalism in Relational Contract

Northwestern University Law Review
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Apr 2000
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,100 (12,654)
Citation 19

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5.

The Limits Of Behavioral Theories Of Law And Social Norms

Virginia Law Review (UVA Law School, Law-Economics RPS version)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Sep 2000
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,097 (13,442)
Citation 18

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6.

Origin Myths, Contracts, and the Hunt for Pari Passu

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1633439, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2016
Mark C. Weidemaier, Robert E. Scott and G. Mitu Gulati
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 932 (15,919)
Citation 1

Abstract:

contracts, sovereign debt, pari passu, sovereign bonds, lawyers

7.

Contract Interpretation Redux

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 119, 2010, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 360, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 394
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 878 (19,249)
Citation 1

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8.

A Theory of Self-Enforcing Indefinite Agreements

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 102, November 2003
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 23 Apr 2003
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 770 (22,116)
Citation 17

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9.

The Law and Economics of Preliminary Agreements

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 336, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 299
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Aug 2006
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 762 (23,345)
Citation 2

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10.

Principles of Contract Design

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 115, 2005-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 May 2005
Robert E. Scott and George G. Triantis
Columbia University - Law School and Stanford Law School
Downloads 719 (21,307)

Abstract:

Contract design, litigation, verifiability, rules/standards, burdens of proof

11.

Contract, Uncertainty and Innovation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 385, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 403
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Nov 2010
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 598 (30,200)

Abstract:

contract, innovation, informal contracting, contract theory, uncertainty, preliminary agreements, letters of intent

12.

The Political Economy of International Sales Law

NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-02
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 22 Apr 2005
Clayton P. Gillette and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 541 (35,688)
Citation 3

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13.
Downloads 522 ( 43,177)
Citation 2

Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 111, 2011, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 314 (79,067)
Citation 2

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Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 429, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 208 (122,515)
Citation 2

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14.

Braiding: The Interaction of Formal and Informal Contracting in Theory, Practice and Doctrine

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 389, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2010
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 486 (40,217)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Contract theory, experimental economics, crowding out, formal contracting, informal contracting, preliminary agreements, letters of intent

15.

Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores and the Myth of Precontractual Reliance

Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 471 (44,682)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Contracts, Promissory Estoppel, Preliminary Agreements, Hoffman v. Red Owl

16.

Rethinking the Uniformity Norm in Commercial Law: Optimal Institutional Design for Regulating Incomplete Contracts

University of Virginia Law School, Legal Studies Working Paper No. 99-9
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Aug 1999
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 467 (47,373)
Citation 1

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17.

Self-Enforcing International Agreements and the Limits of Coercion

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 246
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 02 Mar 2004
Robert E. Scott and Paul B. Stephan III
Columbia University - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 466 (45,461)

Abstract:

Contracts, law and economics, international law, international trade

Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, 2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 218 (116,843)
Citation 3

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Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, November 2008, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 130 (185,738)
Citation 3

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19.

Contract and Innovation: The Limited Role of Generalist Courts in the Evolution of Novel Contractual Terms

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 424, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 429, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 193/2012
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 326 (65,680)

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20.

Contract Design and the Structure of Contractual Intent

New York University Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1023, 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 350
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 May 2009 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2011
Jody S. Kraus and Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 326 (67,843)
Citation 1

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21.

Text and Context: Contract Interpretation as Contract Design

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 469, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 457
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 13 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles F. Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 309 (56,118)
Citation 1

Abstract:

contract interpretation, contract design, contract ABD innovation

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-499, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 155 (160,435)

Abstract:

contract, common law, contracts, default rule project, contract law

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 533
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 133 (182,354)

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23.

Introduction: The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 410
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014
G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 260 (76,299)
Citation 3

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Boilerplate Contracts, Pari Passu Clause, Financial Contracts

24.

The Rise and Fall of Article 2

Forthcoming in Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 63, 2002
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Mar 2002
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 240 (101,769)
Citation 6

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25.

In (Partial) Defense of Strict Liability in Contract

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 107, 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 341
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Nov 2008
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 210 (109,429)
Citation 1

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26.
Downloads 179 (141,248)

Contractual Arbitrage

Oxford Handbook of International Governance (2017), Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-515, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 537
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2017
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 138 (177,005)

Abstract:

contracts, contractual arbitrage, contract doctrine

Contractual Arbitrage

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 41 (366,531)

Abstract:

sovereign debt, contract interpretation, boilerplate, pari passu

27.

Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores and the Limits of the Legal Method

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 357
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2009
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 167 (134,978)

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28.

Third Party Beneficiaries and Contractual Networks

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 523
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 141 (112,233)

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29.

From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-409, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 490
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 116 (138,554)

Abstract:

marriage, LGBT, family

30.

Contract Design and the Shading Problem

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-472
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 102 (123,994)

Abstract:

contract, contracts, contract breach, opportunism, shading

Can Restitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?

8 Harvard Business Law Review 1 (2018 Forthcoming), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 804, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 563
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 16 May 2017
Ariel Porat and Robert E. Scott
Tel Aviv University and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 41 (366,531)

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Can Restitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 563
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
Ariel Porat and Robert E. Scott
Tel Aviv University and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 33 (397,822)

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32.

Ex Ante Choice of Jury Waiver Clauses in Mergers

17 American Law and Economics Review (Fall 2015), Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 518, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-473
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2015
Darius Palia and Robert E. Scott
Rutgers Business School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 33 (303,737)

Abstract:

merger, acquisition, jury trials, merger agreements, jury waiver clause, ex ante choice

33.

The Black Hole Problem in Commercial Boilerplate

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-527, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 547, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-40, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-38
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 08 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 0 (104,737)

Abstract:

Contract Law, Contract Interpretation, Boilerplate, Sovereign Debt

34.

Variation in Boilerplate: Rational Design or Random Mutation?

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-34, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-30, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-525, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 548
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 0 (102,604)

Abstract:

contract, sovereign debt, boilerplate, standard form, Pari Passu

35.

The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design

University of Chicago Press, 2012 , Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 407.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014
G. Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
Duke University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School

Abstract:

contract boilerplate, sovereign bond contracting, pari passu clause, contract standardization

36.

The Law and Economics of Incomplete Contracts

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 279-297, 2006
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School

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37.

Embedded Options and the Case Against Compensation in Contract Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 104, 2004
Posted: 01 Jul 2004
Robert E. Scott and George G. Triantis
Columbia University - Law School and Stanford Law School

Abstract:

Contracts, options, risk management, expectation damages, liquidated damages

38.

The Truth About Secured Financing

Posted: 01 Oct 1998
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School

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