Michael Abramowicz

George Washington University Law School

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Train Wrecks, Budget Deficits, and the Entitlements Explosion: Exploring the Implications of the Fourteenth Amendment's Public Debt Clause

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 575, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 575
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2011
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Cryptocurrency-Based Law

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper 2015-9, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-9
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2015
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, peer-to-peer, distributed consensus

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Defining Dicta

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 56, 2005
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Maxwell L. Stearns and Michael Abramowicz
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and George Washington University Law School
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holding dicta

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Prediction Markets for Corporate Governance

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 4, 2007, U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 307, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 221, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 221
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2007
Michael Abramowicz and M. Todd Henderson
George Washington University Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Perfecting Patent Prizes

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-29
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 28 Nov 2001
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 502 (53,701)
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Copyright Redundancy

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-03
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 31 Jan 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 350 (82,924)
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copyright, intellectual property

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Predictive Decisionmaking

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, 2006
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Intellectual Property for Market Experimentation

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 396, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 396
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2017
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 323 (90,847)
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Intellectual Property, Innovation, Market Experimentation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial, Hayek, Schumpeter, Knight, Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Trade Secret, Development, First-mover advantage

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Information Markets, Administrative Decisionmaking, and Predictive Cost-Benefit Analysis

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-36
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 04 Aug 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 318 (92,373)
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Administrative law

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Randomizing Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 411
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Michael Abramowicz, Ian Ayres and Yair Listokin
George Washington University Law School, Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale Law School
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Random, Control, Experiment

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Judicial Citation to Legislative History: Contextual Theory and Empirical Analysis

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-11; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 05-04; and GWU Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 May 2005
Michael Abramowicz and Emerson H. Tiller
George Washington University Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 286 (103,649)
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Legislative History, Contextual Theory, Law and Positive Political Theory, Empirical, Judicial Behavior

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The Inducement Standard of Patentability

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 120, 2010
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 282 (105,218)

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patent nonobviousness

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Patent Auctions

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 163
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 275 (108,068)
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intellectual property, patent, auctions, patent prospect theory

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Compensating Commitments: The Law and Economics of Commitment Bonds That Compensate for the Possibility of Forfeiture

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2010
Michael Abramowicz and Ian Ayres
George Washington University Law School and Yale University - Yale Law School
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On the Alienability of Legal Claims

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 114, December 2004
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 30 Apr 2004
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 246 (121,309)
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sale of legal claims

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Beyond Counting Votes: The Political Economy of Bush V. Gore

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-09
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Michael Abramowicz and Maxwell L. Stearns
George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 222 (134,399)
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The Hidden Beauty of the Quadratic Market Scoring Rule: A Uniform Liquidity Market Maker, with Variations

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 251, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 216 (137,942)
Citation 1

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prediction market, automated market maker

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Autonocoin: A Proof-of-Belief Cryptocurrency

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-8, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-8
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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The Problem of Patent Underdevelopment

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 179
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 145 (196,451)
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Notice-and-Comment Judicial Decisionmaking

76 U.Chi L. Rev 965 (2009), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 446, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 446
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Michael Abramowicz and Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 135 (208,042)
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notice-and-comment, judges, errors

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The Uneasy Case for Patent Races Over Auctions

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 252, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 252
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 131 (213,158)
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intellectual property, patent, auctions, patent prospect theory

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How Lawyers Compete

Regulation, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 38-39, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 102 (255,883)

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Legal market, solicitation, legal claims, competition, contigency fee, contigency fee markets

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Randomized Legal Experimentation

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 447, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 447
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Sep 2008
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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random experiment law

24.

A New Uneasy Case for Copyright

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 6, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-87, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-87
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 69 (324,499)

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copyright law, copyright doctrine, economic analysis, incentives-access paradigm, rent dissipation, marginal works, marginal returns, public choice theory

25.

A Theory of Copyright's Derivative Right and Related Doctrines

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2005, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-89, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-89
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 62 (343,075)
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copyright law, derivative right, reproduction, adaptation, rent dissipation, copyright term, product differentiation

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Toward a Jurisprudence of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2002, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-98, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-98
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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cost-benefit, regulatory agencies, regulation, judicial review, agency decision-making, judicial decision-making

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Commitment Bonds

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 100, No. 3, 2012, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-92, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-92, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 473
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz and Ian Ayres
George Washington University Law School and Yale University - Yale Law School
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compensating commitment bonds, government bonds

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Ending the Patenting Monopoly

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, No. 6, 2009, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-99, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-99
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 06 Mar 2015
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 43 (403,685)
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patents, USPTO, United States Patent and Trademarks Office, patent filing, patentability monopoly, intellectual property

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An Industrial Organization Approach to Copyright Law

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2004, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-85, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-85
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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copyright, incentives, access, marginal works, product differentiation, demand diversion, business stealing, rent dissipation, externalities, democratic theory, distribution

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The Very Brief History of Decentralized Blockchain Governance

The Very Brief History of Decentralized Blockchain Governance, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (symposium contribution), Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-14, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-14
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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The Danger of Underdeveloped Patent Prospects

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 6, 2007, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-90, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-90
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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patents, inventions, development, underdevelopment, commercialization, patent term, patent prospect theory, genomics, patent extension, auctions

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Contractual Tax Reform

William & Mary Law Review, 2019, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-10, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-10
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz and Andrew Blair-Stanek
George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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En Banc Revisited

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2000, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-91, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-91
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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appeals, United States Courts of Appeals, structural reform, en banc, majoritarian decision-making, judges, panels

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Blockchain-Based Insurance

Blockchain-Based Insurance, in Blockchain and the Constitution of a New Financial Order: Legal and Political Challenges (Ioannis Lianos et al. eds., 2019, Forthcoming). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-12, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-12
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Cost-Plus Patent Damages

Cost-Plus Patent Damages, 26 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 133 (2018) (symposium contribution)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-15, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-15
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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On the Selection of Judges in International Figure Skating

6 Green Bag 2d 339 (2003) , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-81, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-81
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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figure skating, international skating union, judges, world championships, Olympics, game theory

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Citation to Legislative History: Empirical Evidence on Positive Political and Contextual Theories of Judicial Decision Making

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-84, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-84
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz and Emerson H. Tiller
George Washington University Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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citation, legislative history, judicial decision making, political context, empirical evidence, judicial hierarchy, judicial panels, judges, district courts, circuit courts, colleagues, strategic decision making

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Speeding up the Crawl to the Top

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2003, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-83, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-83
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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corporate law, competition, race to the bottom, race to the top, corporate law innovation, intellectual property, patent law, business method patents

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Constitutional Circularity

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2001, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-86, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-86
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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stare decisis, constitutional law, Supreme Court, judicial lawmaking, constitutional circularity, constitutional interpretation, constitutional doctrine

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A Compromise Approach to Compromise Verdicts

California Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, 2001, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-88, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-88
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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preponderance-of-the-evidence, evidence, compromise verdicts, mixed verdicts, verdicts, litigation, civil juries, civil trials, uncertainty

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A Unified Economic Theory of Noninfringement Opinions

14 Federal Circut Bar Journal 241 , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-82, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-82
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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patent law, Knorr, damages, willful infringement, noninfringement opinions, damages multipliers, supercompensatory damages

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Prize and Reward Alternatives to Intellectual Property

Prize and Reward Alternatives to Intellectual Property, in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (P.S. Menell & B. Depoorter eds., 2019, Forthcoming). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-13, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-13
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Tax Experimentation

Tax Experimentation, Fla. L. Rev. (2019, Forthcoming)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-11, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-11
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Bifurcating Settlements

Bifurcating Settlements, 86 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 376 (2018) (with Sarah Abramowicz)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-16, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-16
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz and Sarah Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
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Cryptoinsurance

Cryptoinsurance, 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 671 (2015)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-17, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-17
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Screening Legal Claims Based on Third-Party Litigation Finance Agreements and Other Signals of Quality

Screening Legal Claims Based on Third-Party Litigation Finance Agreements and Other Signals of Quality, 66 Vand. L. Rev. 1641 (2013) (symposium contribution, with Omer Alper). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-19, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-19
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Litigation Finance and the Problem of Frivolous Litigation

Litigation Finance and the Problem of Frivolous Litigation, 63 DePaul L. Rev. 195 (2014) (symposium contribution). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-18, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-18
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Cyberadjudication

The Iowa Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2001
Posted: 26 Dec 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School

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Internet, distributed decisionmaking, litigation securities, game-theoretic dynamics, cyberadjudication

Cyberadjudication

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-09
Posted: 04 Mar 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School

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Internet, distributed decisionmaking, economics of litigation, game theory, cyberadjudication