Kenneth W. Dam

University of Chicago - Law School

Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law and Senior Lecturer

1111 E. 60th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

Brookings Institution

Senior Fellow

1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20036-2188

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (11)

1.

China as a Test Case: Is the Rule of Law Essential for Economic Growth?

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 275
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Feb 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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China, rule of law, institutions, governance, corporate, creditor, shareholder, purchasing power parity, PPP, exchange rate, growth rate, Asian financial crisis, crony capitalism, total factor productivity, TFP, state owned enterprises, SOE, Communist, CCP, judicial review, judicial independence

2.

The Subprime Crisis and Financial Regulation: International and Comparative Perspectives

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 517
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2010
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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bank regulation, securitization, Germany, SIV, universal banking, Landesbanken, savings bank, mortgage-backed securities, government sponsored enterprise, credit rating, Basel, capital adequacy, too big to fail

3.

Institutions, History, and Economic Development

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 271
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jan 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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institution, economic development, rule of law, public market, bazaar, quid, quo, Middle Ages, ex post opportunism, Norman, Westminster, guild, merchant guild, Hansa, Hanseatic League, Boycott, Reputation, Maghribi, law merchant, private law, private tribunal, long distance trade, nation state

4.

Legal Institutions, Legal Origins, and Governance

University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 303
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Sep 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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economic development, common law, civil law, private law , public law, English law, French law, German law, Spanish law, Latin American law, legal origin, legal families, private law, public law, governance, rule of law

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The Judiciary and Economic Development

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Mar 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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judiciary, judicial, rule of law, enforcement, law and finance, legal origin, institutions, formalism, legal error, civil law, common law, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial independence, life tenure, constitution, Parliament, Constitutional Council, Assembly, Lord Chancellor

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Land, Law and Economic Development

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 272
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jan 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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land, real estate, land reform, land rental, land transfer, land sale, land registry, registry, agriculture, De Soto, tragedy of the commons, commons, enclosure, evolution, rural land contracting, use right, tenure, customary right, customary law, communal, communal property, communal law

7.

Intellectual Property and the Academic Enterprise

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 68
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 May 1999
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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Equity Markets, the Corporation and Economic Development

University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 280
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Feb 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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equity, corporation, economic development, partnership, legal personality, transferable share, free incorporation, legal origin, entity shielding, affirmative asset portioning, preemptive right, anti-director right, fiduciary, standard, corporate governance, agency, concentrated ownership, pyramid

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Credit Markets, Creditors' Rights and Economic Development

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 281
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Feb 2006
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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credit, creditors rights, economic development, secured credit, collateral, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, banks, directed lending, crony capitalism, related lending, corporate governance, legal origin, usury, workout, London rules, credit registries

10.

Self-Help in the Digital Jungle

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 59
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Apr 1999
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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Cordell Hull, the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act, and the WTO

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 228
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Oct 2004
Kenneth W. Dam
University of Chicago - Law School
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GATT/WTO, World Trade Organization