Eric Helland

Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

Professor

500 E. Ninth St.

Claremont, CA 91711-6420

United States

RAND

Senior Economist

1776 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Valid Inference in Single-Firm, Single-Event Studies

American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2012
Jonah B. Gelbach, Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 828 (56,879)
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event study, sample quantiles, abnormal return, bootstrap, non-parametric, securities litigation

Who's Monitoring the Monitor? Do Outside Directors Protect Shareholders' Interests?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Dec 2003
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI)University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences
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Board of directors, corporate governance, monitoring, shareholder lawsuits

Who's Monitoring the Monitor? Do Outside Directors Protect Shareholders' Interests?

Posted: 17 Apr 2005
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI)University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences

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Board of directors, corporate governance, monitoring, shareholder lawsuits

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Corporate Philanthrophic Practices

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Nov 2003
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Corporate philanthropy, corporate governance, boards of directors, monitoring, agency costs

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A Secondary Market Test of the Merits of Class Action Securities Litigation: Evidence from the Reputation of Corporate Directors

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Mar 2004
Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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securities litigation, director reputation

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Why Are the Prices So Damn High?

Why Are the Prices So Damn High? (2019); ISBN-13: 978-1-942951-55-1 , Mercatus Research Paper , Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 3392666
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 23 May 2019
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cost disease, health care cost, education cost

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Contingent Fee Litigation in New York City

70 Vanderbilt Law Review 1971 (2017), Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 3009453, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS17-19, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, USC Gould School of Law and Independent
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Tort, Contingent Fee, Litigation, Settlement, Selection, State Court, Expenses, Attorneys' Fees

Regulation and the Evolution of Corporate Boards: Monitoring, Advising or Window Dressing?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Dec 2003
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI)University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences
Downloads 346 (163,901)
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Corporate governance, deregulation, political directors

Regulation and the Evolution of Corporate Boards: Monitoring, Advising or Window Dressing?

Posted: 13 Sep 2004
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI)University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences

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Deregulation and Board Composition: Evidence on the Value of the Revolving Door

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Nov 2001
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI)University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences
Downloads 315 (182,526)
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Corporate governance, deregulation, political directors

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To Regulate, Litigate, or Both

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-13, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2009-07
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2010
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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administrative law, insurance law, law and economics, products liability, torts, litigation frequency, substitution, regulatory enforcement, original equipment manufacturer parts, regulators, complex litigation

To Regulate, Litigate, or Both

RAND Working Paper No. WR-677-ICJ
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2010
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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class action, regulation, litigation, capture

Bias in the Legal Profession: Self-Assessed Versus Statistical Measures of Discrimination

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5831
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, School of Economics, University of Sydney and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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labor market discrimination, lawyers, gender and racial bias, wages

Bias in the Legal Profession: Self-Assessed versus Statistical Measures of Discrimination

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jul 2011
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and School of Economics, University of Sydney
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Bias in the Legal Profession: Self-Assessed Versus Statistical Measures of Discrimination

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 18/11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jul 2011
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, School of Economics, University of Sydney and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Labour market discrimination, lawyers, gender and racial bias, wages

Bias in the Legal Profession: Self-Assessed Versus Statistical Measures of Discrimination

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jul 2011
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, School of Economics, University of Sydney and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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labor market discrimination, lawyers, gender and racial bias, wages

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Citation 1

Tort Liability and the Market for Prescription Drugs

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jul 2011
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Southern California - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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Product Liability

Tort Liability and the Market for Prescription Drugs

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Southern California - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine and University of Chicago - Law School
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Does Anyone Get Stopped at the Gate? An Empirical Assessment of the Daubert Trilogy in the States

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-12, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2009-06
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Mar 2009
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Scientific and expert evidence, federal courts, state courts, standards of admissibility, quality of expert testimony, products liability, judges

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The Effect of Judicial Expedience on Attorney Fees in Class Actions

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1, Pg. 171, 2007, FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 05-07, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 138
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2010
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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class action, attorney fees, judicial behavior, shirking

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Maybe There's No Bias in the Selection of Disputes for Litigation

Forthcoming, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2994624, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS17-18, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 17-16
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2017
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Litigation; Settlement; Selection; Priest-Klein; Asymmetric Information; Inconsistent Priors

The Optimal Jury Size When Jury Deliberation Follows a Random Walk

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 May 2006
Eric Helland and Yaron Raviv
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Jury Deliberation, Jury Size

The Optimal Jury Size When Jury Deliberation Follows a Random Walk

Public Choice, Vol. 134, No. 3-4, 2008, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2008-3
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
Eric Helland and Yaron Raviv
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Jury Deliberation, Jury Size

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Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?

Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2009-12, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics University of Zurich Working Paper No. 448
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Jul 2008
Michelle Sovinsky Goeree and Eric Helland
University of Southern California and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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research and development, research joint ventures, antitrust policy

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Product Liability and Moral Hazard: Evidence from General Aviation

Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2008-11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Oct 2008
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 207 (276,822)
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The Effect of Attorney Compensation on the Timing of Settlements

1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jun 2006
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Class Action, Lodestar, Attorney Fees, Judges, Lawyers

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Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10631
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
David Bjerk and Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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wrongful convictions, racial bias, judicial bias, exonerations, DNA evidence

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What Can DNA Exonerations Tell Us About Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11837
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Oct 2018
David Bjerk and Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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DNA evidence, wrongful convictions, justice, discrimination

Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 May 2022
Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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patents, litigation, paragraph IV

Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges

RAND Working Paper Series WR- 1099
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Jun 2016
Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges

NBER Working Paper No. w22194
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2023
Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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Does Treatment Respond to Reimbursement Rates? Evidence from Trauma Care

RAND Working Paper No. WR-648-ICJ
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Jan 2009
Paul S. Heaton and Eric Helland
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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insurance, no-fault, physician-induced demand

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Everything's Bigger in Texas: Except the Medmal Settlements

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 22, P. 1, 2016, Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2865900, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Nov 2016
Tom Baker, Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Empirical Legal Studies, Blood Money, Tort Law, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Doctors, Insurance, Settlements, Incentives, Personal Bankruptcy, Homestead Exemption

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The Developmental Effect of State Alcohol Prohibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-26, Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Pennsylvania
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fetal origins, hypothesis, alcohol prohibition, World War II

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Medicare Secondary Payer and Settlement Delay

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-24
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2015
Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Medicare, Torts, Litigation, Settlement, Insurance

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Measuring How Stock Ownership Affects Which Judges and Justices Hear Cases

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1163, 2015
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Aug 2018
RAND Corporation, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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How Much Should Judges Be Paid? An Empirical Study on the Effect of Judicial Pay on the State Appellate Bench

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Jan 2012
James M. Anderson and Eric Helland
RAND Corporation and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Downloads 83 (560,324)
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Judicial Expenditures and Litigation Access: Evidence from Auto Injuries

RAND Working Paper Series WR- 709-ICJ
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Jan 2010
Paul S. Heaton and Eric Helland
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Downloads 78 (581,258)
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judicial system, state budget, litigation

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Self-Insuring Against Liability Risk: Evidence from Physician Home Values in States with Unlimited Homestead Exemptions

NBER Working Paper No. w22031
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2023
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Harvard University, Harvard University and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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Does the Fundamental Transformation Deter Trade? An Experiment

MPI Collective Goods Discussion Paper, No. 2020/23, Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 3685692
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Sep 2020
Christoph Engel and Eric Helland
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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fundamental transformation, bilateral monopoly, sunk cost, Oliver Williamson, windfall profit, exploitation, let down aversion

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Unintended Consequences of Products Liability: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Market

NBER Working Paper No. w20005
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2023
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, University of Southern California, University of Southern California - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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The Value of an Attorney: Collateral Source Rule Changes as an Invalid Instrument

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Apr 2022
Eric Helland and Jungmo Yoon
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Hanyang University
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The Impact of Statewide Vote-by-Mail on Partisan and Minority Participation in Elections

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Feb 2024
Zachary Courser and Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College - Government Department and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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vote by mail; participation; 2020 election; turnout

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Legal Outcomes and Home-Court Advantage: Evidence from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Shift to Administrative Courts

The Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 66, Number 4, November 2023
Posted: 26 Mar 2024
Eric Helland and George Vojta
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and The University of Chicago Law School

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Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13533
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Feb 2019
Eric Helland and Michelle Sovinsky
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Mannheim
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The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 341-370, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Pollution Incidence and Political Jurisdiction: Evidence from the Tri

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 403-424, 2003
Posted: 04 Jun 2005
Andrew B. Whitford and Eric Helland
University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

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environmental federalism, environmental policy, environmental enforcement, environmental regulation

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Contingency Fees, Settlement Delay and Low-Quality Litigation: Empirical Evidence from Two Datasets

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 517-542, 2003
Posted: 07 Jul 2003
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Exporting Tort Awards

Regulation, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2000
Posted: 14 Oct 2000
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2000
Posted: 05 Sep 2000
Eric Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 17
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Estimating Effects of English Rule on Litigation Outcomes

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 10 Jul 2015
Eric Helland and Jungmo Yoon
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Hanyang University
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English Rule