Henry E. Smith

Harvard Law School

Professor

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

37

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Intellectual Property as Property: Delineating Entitlements in Information

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, No. 8, 2007, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 355
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 18 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2014
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 708 (25,323)
Citation 19

Abstract:

intellectual property, property, information costs, exclusion, governance, patent, copyright

2.

Why Fiduciary Law Is Equitable

Andrew S. Gold & Paul B. Miller (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 13-36
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 609 (10,902)

Abstract:

Fiduciary, Equity, Opportunism, Trust, Unjust Enrichment

3.

Making Coasean Property More Coasean

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 688, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-262
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Feb 2011
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 468 (42,862)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Coase Theorem, Property, Bundle of Rights, Coase Corollary, Transaction Costs, Radio Spectrum, Lighthouse

4.

An Economic Analysis of Civil versus Common Law Property

88 Notre Dame Law Review 1-55 (2012), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-19
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2013
Yun-chien Chang and Henry E. Smith
Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS) and Harvard Law School
Downloads 463 (34,865)
Citation 2

Abstract:

property, common law, civil law, bundle of rights, style of delineation, path dependence

5.

Property as the Law of Things

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 455 (36,789)

Abstract:

property, things, modularity, in rem, pedis possessio, unit rule, private law

6.

Property and Property Rules

New York University Law Review, Vol. 79, pp. 1719-1798, 2004
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Dec 2004
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 411 (51,073)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Property, Property Rules, Liability Rules, Exclusion, Information Cost, Valuation, Bounded Rationality, Residual Claim

7.

Exclusion and Property Rules in the Law of Nuisance

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 4, June 2004
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 16 Jun 2004
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 399 (56,037)
Citation 19

Abstract:

nuisance, information costs, trespass, property, liability rules, oil and gas

8.

On the Economy of Concepts in Property

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 160, 2012, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 369 (65,457)

Abstract:

property, conceptualism, cognitive science, modularity, information costs

9.

How Not to Invent a Patent Crisis

REACTING TO THE SPENDING SPREE: POLICY CHANGES WE CAN AFFORD, Terry L. Anderson and Richard Sousa, eds., Hoover Institution Press, 2009, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 384, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-02, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 482
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
F. Scott Kieff and Henry E. Smith
George Washington University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 363 (64,233)

Abstract:

patent, innovation

10.

Modularity in Contracts: Boilerplate and Information Flow

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 312 (74,089)
Citation 9

Abstract:

contract, boilerplate, modularity, information, bounded rationality, standardization, formalism

11.

Governing Water: The Semicommons of Fluid Property Rights

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2008, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 369
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 301 (79,052)
Citation 13

Abstract:

water law, riparianism, prior appropriation, modularity, semicommons, exclusion, governance, fugitive resources

12.

Toward an Economic Theory of Property in Information

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF PROPERTY LAW, Kenneth Ayotte, Henry E. Smith, eds., Edward Elgar, 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Nov 2010
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 285 (81,626)

Abstract:

Intellectual Property, New Institutional Economics, Property, Information Costs, Modularity

13.

Community and Custom in Property

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2009, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 368
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2009
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 245 (96,243)
Citation 3

Abstract:

custom, community, property, information, mining camps, pedis possessio, numerus clausus, takings

14.

Behavioral Equity

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 13-43
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2015
Yuval Feldman and Henry E. Smith
Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 240 (84,528)

Abstract:

Legal Ambiguity, Law vs. Equity, Opportunism, Behavioral Ethics, Standards vs. Rules

15.

The Supreme Court's Accidental Revolution? The Test for Permanent Injunctions

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 2, 2012, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 220
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Apr 2012
Mark P. Gergen, John M. Golden and Henry E. Smith
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 174 (99,048)

Abstract:

16.

The Elements of Possession

The Law and Economics of Possession, edited by Yun-chien Chang, Cambridge University Press, 2014, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 May 2014
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 160 (95,885)

Abstract:

Property, Possession, Ownership, Salience, Focal Points, custom, Hume, Information cost, default rules, modularity

17.

A Safety Valve Model of Equity as Anti-Opportunism

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-15
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
Kenneth Ayotte, Ezra Friedman and Henry E. Smith
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 145 (128,109)

Abstract:

law and equity, contracts, opportunism

18.

Institutions and Indirectness in Intellectual Property

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, No. 6, pp. 2083-2133, 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-12
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2014
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 144 (158,820)
Citation 5

Abstract:

intellectual property, property, information costs, new institutional economics, exclusion, governance, patent, licenses, injunctions

19.

Property as Platform: Coordinating Standards for Technological Innovation

Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 13-35
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 141 (135,158)

Abstract:

Standards, Patent, Standard Setting Organizations, Property, Equity, Opportunism, Modularity

20.

The Thing about Exclusion

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-26
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 134 (147,421)

Abstract:

Property, Right to Exclude, Bundle of Rights, Thing, Possession, Ownership, Salience, In Rem, Modularity

21.

Structure and Style in Comparative Property Law

in Comparative Law and Economics, edited by Giovanni Battista Ramello & Theodore Eisenberg (2014), published by Edward Elgar., Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-03
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
Yun-chien Chang and Henry E. Smith
Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS) and Harvard Law School
Downloads 96 (158,820)

Abstract:

mortgage, in rem, running with assets, right to exclude, accessory relationship, civil law, common law, path dependence

22.

Modularity and Morality in the Law of Torts

Journal of Tort Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 94 (200,255)

Abstract:

Tort, Property, Modularity, Complexity, Standardization, Numerus Clausus, Morality, Economic Loss

23.

Equity as Second-Order Law: The Problem of Opportunism

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 15-13
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2015
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 79 (79,052)

Abstract:

Equity, fusion, systems theory, opportunism, uncertainty, formalism, contextualism, private law, remedies

24.

An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Standards on Compliance and Performance

Forthcoming, Regulation & Governance
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
Constantine Boussalis, Yuval Feldman and Henry E. Smith
Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 54 (221,309)

Abstract:

Behavioral ethics, Compliance and performance, Standard vs. Rules, Legal design, Specificity

25.

Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Standards on Compliance and Performance

Regulation & Governance (March 2017)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jun 2017
Constantine Boussalis, Yuval Feldman and Henry E. Smith
Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (487,614)

Abstract:

behavioral ethics, compliance and performance, experiment, legal design, rule vs. standard, speci´Čücity

26.

The Economics of Property Law

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Oxford University Press (2017), HARVARD JOHN M. OLIN CENTER FOR LAW, ECONOMICS, AND BUSINESS, Discussion Paper No. 915, 06-2017
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (243,955)

Abstract:

Property, Possession, Complexity, Modularity, Legal Things, Exclusion, Equity

27.

Wrongful Fusion: Equity and Tort

Forthcoming, Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission, John C.P. Goldberg, Peter Turner & Henry E. Smith, eds., Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 May 2017
John C. P. Goldberg and Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (251,309)

Abstract:

Equity, Tort, Fusion, Abuse of rights, Opportunism

28.

Sizing up Private Law

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Aug 2016
Andrew S. Gold and Henry E. Smith
DePaul University College of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (112,618)

Abstract:

Private Law, Functionalism, Interpretivism, Complexity, Modularity, Law and Economics, Legal Theory

29.

Fusing the Equitable Function in Private Law

Forthcoming, Private Law in the 21st Century, Kit Barker, Karen Fairweather, and Ross Grantham eds., Oxford: Hart, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 May 2016 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2016
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (102,876)

Abstract:

Equity, fusion, systems theory, opportunism, uncertainty, formalism, contextualism, private law, remedies

30.

The Numerus Clausus Principle, Property Customs, and the Emergence of New Property Forms

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, 2015, Harvard Public Law Working Paper #15-18
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Yun-chien Chang and Henry E. Smith
Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS) and Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (139,319)

Abstract:

The numerus clausus principle, the numerus apertus principle, optimal standardization, civil law, externalize, property form, right of de facto disposal, illegal buildings

31.

The Language of Property: Form, Context, and Audience

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 55, pp. 1105-91, 2003
Posted: 23 Dec 2004
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

Property, Intellectual Property, Contract Interpretation, Linguistics, Information, Formalism, Audience, Possession, Pierson v. Post, Recording Acts63

32.

What Happened to Property in Law and Economics?

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 111, pp. 357-398, November 2001
Posted: 17 Dec 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

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33.

The Property/Contract Interface

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 101, pp. 773-852, May 2001
Posted: 14 Dec 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

34.

Ambiguous Quality Changes from Taxes and Legal Rules

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 67, Summer 2000
Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

Quality, liability rule, property rule, informational subset argument, measurement, per unit tax, ad valorem tax, behavioral law and economics, pollution, warranty

35.

Optimal Standardization in the Law of Property: The Numerus Clausus Principle

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 110, October 2000
Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

property, estates, standardization, numerus clausus, network, fragmentation, measurement, contract

36.

Intermediate Filing in Household Taxation

Southern Califronia Law Review, Vol. 72, P. 145, 1998
Posted: 06 Sep 2000
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

37.

Semicommon Property Rights and Scattering in the Open Fields

Journal of Legal Studies, Pt. 1, Vol. 29, No. 2, January 2000
Posted: 13 Jul 2000
Henry E. Smith
Harvard Law School

Abstract: