Gerrit De Geest

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law

Campus Box 1120

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

http://www,degeest.wustl..edu

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Signing Without Reading

Marciano, Alain and Ramello, Giovanni Battista (eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics: Basic Areas of Law, Springer, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-09-01
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Standard terms, unconscionability, duty to read

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Carrots, Sticks, and the Multiplication Effect

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 26, No. 2, October 2010, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-08
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2016
Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci and Gerrit De Geest
Columbia University - Law School and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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law enforcement, comparative negligence, divide-and-conquer, revolutions, legal aid

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Who Should Be Immune from Tort Liability?

Journal of Legal Studies 41 (2012), pp. 291–319, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-02-04
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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chilling effect, sovereign immunity, medical malpractice, gross negligence, volunteer

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Carrots versus Sticks

Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (Francesco Parisi, ed.), Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2009-13, Amsterdam Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-37, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-09-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest and Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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negative sanctions, positive sanctions, reward, bonus, complexity

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Removing Rents: Why the Legal System is Superior to the Income Tax at Reducing Income Inequality

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-10-02
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Oct 2013
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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rents, optimal taxation, redistribution, equity-efficiency, trade-off

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Soft Regulators, Tough Judges

Supreme Court Economic Review, Vol. 15, 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-06
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Mar 2005
Gerrit De Geest and Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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insolvency, judgment proof problem, disappearing defendant, bankruptcy, regulation

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N Problems Require N Instruments

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 35, 2013, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-20
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Optimal remedies, contract breach, compromise instruments, lawmaking

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Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality (Chapter 1)

Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-08-01
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Aug 2018
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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income inequality, marketing, antitrust law, consumer protection law, efficiency versus equity, redistribution

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Judgment Proofness Under Four Different Precaution Technologies

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 161, No. 1, pp. 38-56, March 2005, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-03, Tjalling C. Koopmans Research Institute Discussion Paper Series No. 03-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Dec 2003
Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci and Gerrit De Geest
Columbia University - Law School and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Insolvency, judgment proof, liability, bankruptcy

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The Rise of Carrots and the Decline of Sticks

De Geest, Gerrit and Dari-Mattiacci, Giuseppe (2013), ‘The Rise of Carrots and the Decline of Sticks,’ 80(1) University of Chicago Law Review, 341-392 , Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-22, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2013-05
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Apr 2013
Gerrit De Geest and Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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reward, punishment, carrot, stick, complexity, incentives, positive sanction, negative sanction, incentives

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Annullable Bonuses and Penalties

International Review of Law and Economics (2009), Vol. 29, pp. 349–359, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2016
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School and Utrecht University - School of Economics
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effectiveness of sanctions, contract remedies, carrots and sticks, annullable penalties

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The Filtering Effect of Sharing Rules

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2005, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-24
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jun 2004
Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci and Gerrit De Geest
Columbia University - Law School and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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comparative negligence, law enforcement, divorce, employment contracts, theory of the firm

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When Will Judgment Proof Injurers Take Too Much Precaution?

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2006, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-56
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Dec 2003
Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci and Gerrit De Geest
Columbia University - Law School and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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insolvency, judgment proof problem, liability, bankruptcy, overprecaution

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Understanding French, German, and Civil Law More Generally

in De Mot, Jef (ed.), Liber amicorum Boudewijn Bouckaert. Vrank en vrij, Brugge, die Keure, 3–16 (2012)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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French law, German law, Belgian law, legal culture, legal innovation, Trompenaars

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Any Normative Policy Analysis Not Based on Kaldor–Hicks Efficiency Violates Scholarly Transparency Norms

Law & Economics: Philosophical Issues and Fundamental Questions, Routledge, 183–202 (2015), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-09-02
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2016
Gerrit De Geest
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Fairness, welfare, utilitarianism, Pareto efficiency, Kaldor-Hicks, transparency

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Quasi Contracts

in Newman, Peter (ed.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, London: Macmillan, vol. 3, 199–203 (1998)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Boudewijn R. A. Bouckaert and Gerrit De Geest
Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Faculty of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Restitution, quasi contracts, liability rules v property rules, unjust enrichment

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The Expectation Measure, Labor Contracts, and the Incentive to Work Hard

International Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2001, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-10-02
Posted: 22 Mar 2001
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, Utrecht University - School of Economics and Utrecht University - School of Economics

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