Louis Kaplow

Harvard Law School

Professor of Law

1575 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/facdir.php?id=32&show=bibliography

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

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Citation 270

Economic Analysis of Law

Harvard Law School, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Discussion Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 02 Mar 1999
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,112 (2,334)
Citation 270

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Economic Analysis of Law

NBER Working Paper No. w6960
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 25 May 2006
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 270

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Citation 28

Antitrust

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 575
Number of pages: 157 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Louis Kaplow and Carl Shapiro
Harvard Law School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 2,213 (4,260)
Citation 28

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Antitrust

NBER Working Paper No. w12867
Number of pages: 156 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Louis Kaplow and Carl Shapiro
Harvard Law School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 77 (252,822)
Citation 28

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Principles of Fairness versus Human Welfare: On the Evaluation of Legal Policy

Harvard Law School, Law-Econ Discussion Paper No. 277
Number of pages: 460 Posted: 23 May 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,571 (7,100)
Citation 29

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Citation 76

Property Rules versus Liability Rules

Number of pages: 101 Posted: 01 Feb 1998
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,548 (7,951)
Citation 76

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Property Rules versus Liability Rules

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 4, February 1996.
Posted: 06 Feb 1998
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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The Conflict Between Notions of Fairness and the Pareto Principle

American Law and Economics Review, 2000
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Feb 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 18

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The Conflict Between Notions of Fairness and the Pareto Principle

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Sep 1999
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 18

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Citation 66

Taxation

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 542, HANDBOOK OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Polinksy, Shavell, eds., Elsevier, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 118 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 809 (21,868)
Citation 66

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Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w12061
Number of pages: 119 Posted: 09 May 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 64

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Citation 2

Taxation and Redistribution: Some Clarifications

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 424
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 821 (21,445)
Citation 2

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Taxation and Redistribution: Some Clarifications

Tax Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2007
Posted: 21 Dec 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

Fairness versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 411
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Mar 2003
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 750 (24,416)
Citation 30

Abstract:

Fairness Versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice

NBER Working Paper No. w9622
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 63 (283,480)
Citation 30

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Moral Rules and the Moral Sentiments: Toward a Theory of an Optimal Moral System

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 342
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Dec 2001
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 595 (33,639)
Citation 26

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Moral Rules and the Moral Sentiments: Toward a Theory of an Optimal Moral System

NBER Working Paper No. w8688
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 43 (339,608)
Citation 26

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Pareto Principle and Competing Principles

THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS, Steven Durlauf & Lawrence Blume, eds., McMillan, 2006 , Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 519
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Oct 2005
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 637 (29,965)
Citation 1

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Citation 2

Optimal Taxation

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 607
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 277 (85,699)
Citation 2

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Primary Goods, Capabilities, . . . Or Well-Being?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 602
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 243 (98,580)
Citation 2

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Why (Ever) Define Markets?

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 666, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-08
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 29 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2014
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 476 (29,735)
Citation 7

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Human Nature and the Best Consequentialist Moral System

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 349
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Mar 2002
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 465 (44,966)
Citation 3

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An Economic Approach to Price Fixing

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 694
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 440 (45,721)
Citation 1

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Notions of Fairness versus the Pareto Principle: On the Role of Logical Consistency

Yale Law Journal, 2000
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Jan 2001
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 13

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On the Meaning of Horizontal Agreements in Competition Law

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 691
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 388 (52,315)

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Market Definition, Market Power

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 May 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 367 (61,962)

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Market power, market definition, competition policy, antitrust, merger guidelines, market share

Market Definition, Market Power

NBER Working Paper No. w21167
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 May 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 14 (474,571)

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Income Taxation and Optimal Government Policy

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, 2nd Edition, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 518
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Oct 2005
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 366 (60,391)

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Market Definition

Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics (Roger D. Blair & D. Daniel Sokol, ed., 2013).
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 May 2013
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 349 (57,008)

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Market definition, Market share thresholds, Mergers, Merger guidelines, Hypothetical monopolist test, Cross-elasticity, Competition policy, Antitrust

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Citation 9

Public Goods and the Distribution of Income

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 425
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 313 (74,636)
Citation 9

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Public Goods and the Distribution of Income

NBER Working Paper No. w9842
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Jul 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 9

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The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 616
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2009
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 33

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Citation 9

Why Measure Inequality?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 386
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Dec 2002
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 288 (82,018)
Citation 9

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Why Measure Inequality?

NBER Working Paper No. w9342
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Nov 2002
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 9

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Market Definition and the Merger Guidelines

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 695
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2014
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 316 (68,506)

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Burden of Proof

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 04 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 3

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Notes on Welfarist Versus Deontological Principles

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 460
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Sep 2004
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 305 (75,671)
Citation 1

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On the Choice of Welfare Standards in Competition Law

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 693
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 9

Horizontal Equity: New Measures, Unclear Principles

The Role of Inequality in Tax Policy, American Enterprise Institute, 2000
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jun 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 250 (95,668)
Citation 9

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Horizontal Equity: New Measures, Unclear Principles

NBER Working Paper No. w7649
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 May 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 35 (367,943)
Citation 9

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The Value of a Statistical Life and the Coefficient of Relative Risk Aversion

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 426
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 235 (102,083)
Citation 16

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The Value of a Statistical Life and the Coefficient of Relative Risk Aversion

NBER Working Paper No. w9852
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Jul 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 37 (360,506)
Citation 16

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Should Legal Rules Favor the Poor? Clarifying the Role of Legal Rules and the Income Tax in Redistributing Income

January 2000
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Jun 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 254 (94,063)
Citation 21

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Should Legal Rules Favor the Poor? Clarifying the Role of Legal Rules and the Income Tax in Redistributing Income

Journal of Legal Studies, June 2000
Posted: 23 Jun 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Citation 15

A Framework for Assessing Estate and Gift Taxation

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Aug 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 212 (113,246)
Citation 15

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A Framework for Assessing Estate and Gift Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w7775
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Jul 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 36 (364,243)
Citation 15

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Market Definition: Impossible and Counterproductive

Antitrust Law Journal , Vol. 79, No. 1 (2013)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2014
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 243 (54,186)

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Market definition, Mergers, Merger guidelines, Hypothetical monopolist test, Competition policy, Antitrust

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Any Non-Welfarist Method of Policy Assessment Violates the Pareto Principle: Reply

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 455; Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 91
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Feb 2004
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 243 (96,979)
Citation 39

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All Individuals May Be Made Worse Off under Any Nonwelfarist Principle

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 350
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Mar 2002
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 240 (98,222)

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Citation 4

Transition Policy: A Conceptual Framework

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Mar 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 206 (116,564)
Citation 4

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Transition Policy: A Conceptual Framework

NBER Working Paper No. w9596
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Apr 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 4

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Market Definition Alchemy

Antitrust Bulliten, Vol. 57, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 May 2013
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 234 (91,450)

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Market definition, Mergers, Merger guidelines, Hypothetical monopolist test, Competition policy, Antitrust

36.
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Citation 2

On the Optimal Burden of Proof

Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-13, Harvard Law School, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Discussion Paper No. 712
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 194 (123,438)
Citation 2

Abstract:

burden of proof, law enforcement, type 1 and type 2 errors

On the Optimal Burden of Proof

NBER Working Paper No. w17765
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Jan 2012
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 18 (451,730)
Citation 2

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On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantity Regulation

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Feb 1998
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 183 (130,494)
Citation 25

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On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantity Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w6251
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jul 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 28 (397,645)
Citation 25

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On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantity Regulation

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-17, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Multistage Adjudication

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard John M. Olin Discussion Paper No. 732, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-41
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 01 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2012
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 206 (101,616)

Abstract:

litigation, law enforcement, adjudication, courts, motion to dismiss, summary judgment, screening, burden of proof

A Fundamental Objection to Tax Equity Norms: A Call for Utilitarianism

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Dec 1997
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 169 (140,388)
Citation 11

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A Fundamental Objection to Tax Equity Norms: A Call for Utilitarianism

NBER Working Paper No. w4961
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jul 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 30 (388,405)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Concavity of Utility, Concavity of Welfare, and Redistribution of Income

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 437
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Nov 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 158 (148,947)
Citation 2

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Concavity of Utility, Concavity of Welfare, and Redistribution of Income

NBER Working Paper No. W10005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Sep 2003
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 36 (364,243)
Citation 2

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Direct Versus Communications-Based Prohibitions on Price Fixing

Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 703
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 22 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 193 (114,152)

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Discounting Dollars, Discounting Lives: Intergenerational Distributive Justice and Efficiency

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 550
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 159 (148,142)
Citation 4

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Discounting Dollars, Discounting Lives: Intergenerational Distributive Justice and Efficiency

NBER Working Paper No. w12239
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 May 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 22 (429,084)
Citation 4

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On the Undesirability of Commodity Taxation Even When Income Taxation is Not Optimal

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 470
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Oct 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 152 (154,078)
Citation 26

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On the Undesirability of Commodity Taxation Even When Income Taxation is Not Optimal

NBER Working Paper No. w10407
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 25 (412,739)
Citation 26

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Optimal Control of Externalities in the Presence of Income Taxation

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 547
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 127 (178,680)
Citation 10

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Optimal Control of Externalities in the Presence of Income Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w12339
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 24 (418,066)
Citation 10

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Optimal Control of Externalities in the Presence of Income Taxation

International Economic Review, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 487-509, 2012
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 May 2012
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1 (549,951)
Citation 10

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Information and the Aim of Adjudication: Truth or Consequences?

Stanford Law Review (2015), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 149 (136,005)

Abstract:

Adjudication, Legal System Design, Rules versus Standards, Precision of Legal Rules, Burden of Proof, Accuracy in Adjudication, Legal Procedure, Litigation

46.
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Citation 3

Taxing Leisure Complements

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 621
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Nov 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 105 (207,594)
Citation 3

Abstract:

income taxation, commodity taxation, optimal taxation, leisure complements

Taxing Leisure Complements

NBER Working Paper No. W14397
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Oct 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 31 (384,033)
Citation 3

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Taxing Leisure Complements

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. 1065-1071, October 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Sep 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1 (549,951)
Citation 3

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Citation 8

Optimal Policy with Heterogeneous Preferences

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 617
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jul 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 123 (183,137)
Citation 8

Abstract:

heterogeous preferences, optimal income taxation, commodity taxation, externailities, public goods, social welfare

Optimal Policy with Heterogeneous Preferences

NBER Working Paper No. w14170
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 10 (497,282)
Citation 8

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48.
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Citation 5

Optimal Income Transfers

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 548
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 102 (210,509)
Citation 5

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Optimal Income Transfers

NBER Working Paper No. w12284
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Jun 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 25 (412,739)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Myopia and the Effects of Social Security and Capital Taxation on Labor Supply

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 555
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Aug 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 98 (216,428)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Myopia and the Effects of Social Security and Capital Taxation on Labor Supply

NBER Working Paper No. w12452
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Aug 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 21 (434,730)
Citation 2

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Discount Rates, Social Judgments, Individuals’ Risk Preferences, and Uncertainty

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 42, pp. 125-143, 2011, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 564
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow and David A. Weisbach
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 116 (176,944)
Citation 1

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Discount Rate, Risk Preferences, Policy Assessment Under Uncertainty, Climate Policy

51.
Downloads 113 (194,494)

Utility from Accumulation

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 654
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Dec 2009
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 98 (216,428)

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annuities, behavioral public finance, bequests, consumption, charitable giving, gifts, savings, wealth

Utility from Accumulation

NBER Working Paper No. w15595
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Dec 2009
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 15 (468,777)

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Citation 3

Taxes, Permits, and Climate Change

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 86 (236,039)
Citation 3

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Taxes, Permits, and Climate Change

NBER Working Paper No. w16268
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Aug 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 26 (407,591)
Citation 3

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53.

Likelihood Ratio Tests and Legal Decision Rules

Forthcoming; American Law and Economics Review
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 108 (178,074)

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On the (Ir)Relevance of Distribution and Labor Supply Distortion to Government Policy

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 474
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Oct 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 91 (227,600)
Citation 24

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On the (Ir)Relevence of Distribution and Labor Supply Distortion of Government Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w10490
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 May 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 17 (457,503)
Citation 24

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Citation 4

Capital Levies and Transition to a Consumption Tax

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 551
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 83 (241,434)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Capital Levies and Transition to a Consumption Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w12259
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Jun 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 24 (418,066)
Citation 4

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Choosing Expensive Tastes

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 526
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Nov 2005
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 103 (202,367)
Citation 2

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Market Share Thresholds: On the Conflation of Empirical Assessments and Legal Policy Judgments

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 692
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 94 (174,776)
Citation 2

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The Social Evaluation of Intergenerational Policies and its Application to Integrated Assessment Models of Climate Change

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 565
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2011
Harvard Law School, University of Chicago - Department of the Geophysical Sciences and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 80 (218,193)
Citation 2

Abstract:

individual discount rate, social discount rate, intergenerational distribution, climate policy, integrated assessment models

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2016 Professor's Update to Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, and Cases

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2016
Harvard University, Harvard Law School, University of California at Berkeley and New York University School of Law
Downloads 66 (151,256)

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60.
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An Optimal Tax System

NBER Working Paper No. w17214
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 39 (353,123)

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An Optimal Tax System

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 701
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Jul 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 16 (463,167)

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Optimal Taxation with Costly Enforcement and Evasion

NBER Working Paper No. w2996
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 43 (312,876)
Citation 17

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Accuracy in the Assessment of Damages

NBER Working Paper No. w4287
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Dec 2006
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 43 (310,091)
Citation 44

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Accuracy in the Determination of Liability

NBER Working Paper No. w4203
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Dec 2006
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 42 (315,649)
Citation 38

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Optimal Law Enforcement with Self-Reporting of Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w3822
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jun 2004
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 39 (318,621)
Citation 60

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Any Non-Individualistic Social Welfare Function Violates the Pareto Principle

NBER Working Paper No. w7051
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Apr 2000
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 37 (342,830)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Accuracy, Complexity, and the Income Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w4631
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Dec 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 8

Abstract:

Accuracy, Complexity, and the Income Tax

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1998
Posted: 13 Jan 1998
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

67.

How Tax Complexity and Enforcement Affect the Equity and Efficiency of the Income Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w5391
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Sep 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 16

Abstract:

A Distribution-Neutral Perspective on Tax Expenditure Limitations

Tax Policy and the Economy, Vol. 31, Robert Moffitt, ed., Forthcoming , John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business Discussion Paper No. 885
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Tax Expenditures, Distribution-Neutral, Progressivity, Marginal Tax Rates, Optimal Taxation, Tax Reform, Distribution

A Distribution-Neutral Perspective on Tax Expenditure Limitations

NBER Working Paper No. w22733
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Oct 2016
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

69.

The Optimal Probability and Magnitude of Fines for Acts that Definitely are Undesirable

NBER Working Paper No. w3008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jul 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 16

Abstract:

70.

Horizontal Equity: Measures in Search of a Principle

NBER Working Paper No. w1679
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 May 2004
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 26

Abstract:

71.

A Note on Subsidizing Gifts

NBER Working Paper No. w4868
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Jul 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 13

Abstract:

72.

Incentives and Government Relief for Risk

NBER Working Paper No. w3007
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Apr 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 18

Abstract:

73.

The Efficiency of the Legal System Versus the Income Tax in Redistributing Income

NBER Working Paper No. w4457
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 May 2001
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 2

Abstract:

74.

A Model of the Optimal Complexity of Rules

NBER Working Paper No. w3958
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Dec 2006
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 34

Abstract:

75.

Optimal Sanctions When Individuals are Imperfectly Informed About the Probability of Apprehension

NBER Working Paper No. w4079
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Sep 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 17

Abstract:

76.

Legal Advice About Acts Already Commited

NBER Working Paper No. w3005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Apr 2007
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 5

Abstract:

Government Policy and Labor Supply with Myopic or Targeted Savings Decisions

Forthcoming, Tax Policy and the Economy (J. Brown, ed., NBER 2015)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
Downloads 17 (457,503)

Abstract:

Behavioral public finance, Capital Taxation, Income taxation, Labor supply, Myopia, Retirement plans, Satisficing, Savings, Social security

Government Policy and Labor Supply with Myopic or Targeted Savings Decisions

NBER Working Paper No. w21109
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

78.

Human Capital and the Income Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w4299
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 6

Abstract:

79.

Private Versus Socially Optimal Provision of Ex Ante Legal Advice

NBER Working Paper No. w3868
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 8

Abstract:

80.

Optimal Sanctions When the Probability of Apprehension Varies Among Individuals

NBER Working Paper No. w4078
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

81.

Government Relief for Risk Associated with Government Action

NBER Working Paper No. w3006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Apr 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 5

Abstract:

82.

On the Taxation of Private Transfers

NBER Working Paper No. w15818
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Mar 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

83.

Optimal Insurance Contracts When Establishing the Amount of Losses is Costly

NBER Working Paper No. w4290
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 7

Abstract:

84.

Regional Cost-of-Living Adjustments in Tax-Transfer Schemes

NBER Working Paper No. w5008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jul 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 4

Abstract:

85.

Should the Government's Allocation Branch Be Concerned About the Distortionary Cost of Taxation and Distributive Effects?

NBER Working Paper No. w4566
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jul 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 1

Abstract:

86.

Transfer Motives and Tax Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w6340
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Jun 2000
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 1

Abstract:

87.

Taxation and Risk Taking: A General Equilibrium Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w3709
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 21

Abstract:

88.

Shifting Plaintiffs' Fees Versus Increasing Damage Awards

NBER Working Paper No. w4263
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Jul 2007
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 12

Abstract:

89.

The Income Tax as Insurance: The Casualty Loss and Medical Expense Deductions and the Exclusion of the Medical Insurance Premiums

NBER Working Paper No. w3723
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Sep 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 6

Abstract:

90.

A Note on Taxation as Social Insurance for Uncertain Labor Income

NBER Working Paper No. w3708
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 1

Abstract:

91.

Targeted Savings and Labor Supply

NBER Working Paper No. w15656
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

92.

Optimal Distribution and Taxation of the Family

NBER Working Paper No. w4189
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Dec 2010
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Citation 8

Abstract:

93.

Who Will Vote Quadratically? Voter Turnout and Votes Cast Under Quadratic Voting

Forthcoming, Public Choice (2017) , Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 894
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Louis Kaplow and Scott Duke Kominers
Harvard Law School and Harvard University
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Voting; voter turnout; paradox of voting; quadratic voting; pivotality; elections

94.

On the Relevance of Market Power

Harvard Law Review (March 2017), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 22 Oct 2016
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

Market power, dominance, monopolization, abuse, antitrust, competition policy

95.

The Meaning of Vertical Agreement and the Structure of Competition Law

Antitrust Law Journal (2016) Forthcoming, Harvard John M. Olin Discussion Paper No. 860
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 May 2016
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

Vertical Agreement, Conspiracy, Unilateral Action, Competition, Monopoly, Antitrust

96.

Markets, networks, and the rise of Chrysler in Old Detroit, 1920-1940

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 63-77, 1999
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

97.

Moral Rules, the Moral Sentiments, and Behavior: Toward a Theory of an Optimal Moral System

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 115, No. 3, 2007, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-01
Posted: 20 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2008
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

98.

Any Non-Welfarist Method of Policy Assessment Violates the Pareto Principle

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109, April 2001
Posted: 20 Apr 1999
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

99.

A Model of the Optimal Complexity of Legal Rules

JOURNAL OF LAW, ECONOMICS, AND ORGANIZATION, Vol 11 No 1, Spring 1995
Posted: 29 Aug 1998
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

A Note on the Optimal Supply of Public Goods and the Distortionary Cost of Taxation

National Tax Journal, March 1998
Posted: 24 Sep 1998
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

A Note on the Optimal Supply of Public Goods and the Distortionary Cost of Taxation

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 230
Posted: 21 Aug 1998
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

101.

Concentration in the Israeli Economy and Bank Investment in Nonfinancial Companies

Posted: 05 Sep 1997
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Louis Kaplow and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

102.

The Income Tax versus the Consumption Tax and the Tax Treatment of Human Capital

Tax Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1,1997
Posted: 22 Jan 1997
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

103.
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Accuracy in Adjudication

'The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law'.
Posted: 14 Feb 1997
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

Accuracy in Adjudication

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 198
Posted: 07 Jan 1997
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

104.

On the Divergence Between 'Ideal' and Conventional Income Tax Treatment of Human Capital

AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, May 1996.
Posted: 02 Dec 1996
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

105.
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General Characteristics of Rules

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 1997
Posted: 14 Mar 1997
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

General Characteristics of Rules

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 191
Posted: 30 Nov 1996
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

106.

Optimal Distribution and the Family

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1996.
Posted: 21 Oct 1996
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

107.

The Optimal Supply of Public Goods and the Distortionary Cost of Taxation

Posted: 15 Oct 1996
Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School

Abstract: