Scott Baker

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Professor

Campus Box 1120

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Strategic Disclosure in the Patent System

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Nov 2000
Douglas Lichtman, Scott Baker and Kate Kraus
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Irell & Manella LLP
Downloads 695 (39,869)
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patent law, disclosure, prior art, information economics

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The Economics of Limited Liability: An Empirical Study of New York Law Firms

Number of pages: 89 Posted: 15 Dec 2004
Scott Baker and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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partnerships, law firms, limited liability, empirical

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Contract's Role in Relational Contract

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2014-01, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-04
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
Scott Baker and Albert H. Choi
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 537 (55,823)
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Reputation and Litigation: Why Costly Legal Sanctions Can Work Better than Reputational Sanctions

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-02, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-03-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2018
Scott Baker and Albert H. Choi
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 486 (63,241)
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The Rat Race as an Information Forcing Device

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jan 2005
Scott Baker, Stephen J. Choi and G. Mitu Gulati
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, New York University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 403 (79,270)
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Information forcing, law firms, tenure, judicial tournaments, US news, rankings, promotion

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Incomplete Contracts in a Complete Contract World

Florida State University Law Review, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 899160
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Scott Baker and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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incomplete contracts, relationship-specific investment, default rules, theory of the firm

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The Penalty Default Canon

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 12 Jan 2004
Scott Baker and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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default rules, penalty default, nondelegation doctrine, statutory interpreation, incomplete contracts

8.

Should We Pay Federal Circuit Judges More?

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 998395
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2011
Scott Baker
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 278 (119,964)
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judicial pay

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Harmful, Harmless, and Beneficial Uncertainty in Law

Journal of Legal Studies, June 2017, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 565, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-05-01
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2017
Scott Baker and Alex Raskolnikov
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 265 (126,095)
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Legal Uncertainty, Rules and Standards, Targeted Enforcement, Graduated Sanctions

Deterrence, Lawsuits, and Litigation Outcomes Under Court Errors

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Sep 2004
Claudia M. Landeo, Maxim Nikitin and Scott Baker
University of Alberta - Department of Economics, Higher School of Economics and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Deterrence, punitive damage awards, bargaining, asymmetric information, court errors

Deterrence, Lawsuits, and Litigation Outcomes Under Court Errors

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2007
Posted: 03 May 2006
Claudia M. Landeo, Maxim Nikitin and Scott Baker
University of Alberta - Department of Economics, Higher School of Economics and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

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Deterrence, Punitive Damage Awards, Bargaining, Asymmetric Information, Court Errors

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A Risk-Based Approach to Mandatory Arbitration

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Nov 2004
Scott Baker
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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mandatory arbitration, pre-dispute arbitration, employment discrimination

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Fall from Grace or Business as Usual? A Retrospective Look at Lawyers on Wall Street and Main Street

Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-17
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 23 Jul 2005
John M. Conley and Scott Baker
University of North Carolina School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 195 (169,774)
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A Theory of Rational Jurisprudence

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-10-07
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Scott Baker and Claudio Mezzetti
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Warwick - Faculty of Social Studies
Downloads 176 (186,063)
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Law and Economics, Incompleteness of Law, Judge-Made Law

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A Dynamic Model of Doctrinal Choice

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-01-04
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jan 2012
Scott Baker and Pauline Kim
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Rules and Standards, Judicial Politics, Legal Doctrine, Repeated Games

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Can the Courts Rescue Us from the Patent Crisis?

Texas Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 593, 2010, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-03-05
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Mar 2010
Scott Baker
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Intellectual Property Disclosure as 'Threat'

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1012152
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Sep 2007
Scott Baker, Pak Yee Lee and Claudio Mezzetti
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, University of Leicester - Department of Economics and University of Leicester - Department of Economics
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intellectual property, disclosure, repeated games, self-enforcement

Economic Uncertainty Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-88
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jul 2020
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, ITAM - Business School, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Bank of England, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, University of Nottingham, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (CES), Bank of England and Bank of England - Monetary Analysis
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forward-looking uncertainty measures, volatility, COVID-19, coronavirus

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Optimal Patent Jurisprudence

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2009-006
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2011
Scott Baker and Claudio Mezzetti
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Economics
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judicial learning, optimal patent policy, patents, policy, predictability

Does Accuracy Improve the Information Value of Trials?

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 579, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 366, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-05-01
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2011
Scott Baker and Anup Malani
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Does Accuracy Improve the Information Value of Trials?

NBER Working Paper No. w17036
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 May 2011
Anup Malani and Scott Baker
University of Chicago - Law School and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Delegation Without Commitment: Soft Authority, Red Flags and the Reputational Motivations of Civil Servants

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-06-03
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2017
Scott Baker and Lewis A. Kornhauser
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Delegation, Judicial Hierarchy, Judicial Reputation, Structure of Courts

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A Theory of Claim Resolution

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-07-04
Posted: 23 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2020
Scott Baker and Lewis A. Kornhauser
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and New York University School of Law

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Prosecutorial Resources, Plea Bargaining, and the Decision to Go to Trial

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 149-167, 2001
Posted: 18 Dec 2000
Scott Baker and Claudio Mezzetti
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Economics

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