David A. Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Professor of Law

3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School

127 Wall St

New Haven, CT 06520

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-30
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College
Downloads 3,018 (2,675)

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data breach, identity theft, privacy litigation, docket analysis, docketology

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 74-104, 2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College
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Whose Eyes are You Going to Believe? Scott v. Harris and the Perils of Cognitive Illiberalism

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 122, 2009, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 159, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-18, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Dan M. Kahan, David A. Hoffman and Donald Braman
Yale University - Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 1,973 (4,843)
Citation 12

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cultural cognition, risk perception, Fourth Amendment, jury

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The Best Puffery Article Ever

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 91, p. 1395, 2006, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-11
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2008
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Citation 6

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puffery, behavioral law and economics, advertising, warranty, securities, promissory estoppel, enterprise liability, marketing, consumption, puffing, Lanham Act, fraud, contract

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‘They Saw a Protest’: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction

Cultural Cognition Project Working Paper No. 63, Stanford Law Review, Vol. 64, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-17
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Yale Law School and Cornell Law School
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'Ideology' or 'Situation Sense'? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 64, 2016, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-26
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2016
Yale University - Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Yale Law School, William & Mary Law School, Government of the State of Ohio - Court of Common Pleas and Cultural Cognition Lab, Yale Law School
Downloads 727 (12,000)

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motivated reasoning, judicial decisionmaking, ideology, professional judgment

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Wikitruth Through Wikiorder

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 59, 2010, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-17
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2009
David A. Hoffman and Salil K. Mehra
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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social production, social norms, law, dispute resolution, arbitration, empirical legal studies

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Some Realism About Punishment Naturalism

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 77, 2010, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Donald Braman, Dan M. Kahan and David A. Hoffman
George Washington University - Law School, Yale University - Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 538 (38,773)
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Disputing Limited Liability

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-38
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2010
Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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veil piercing, docketology, selection effects, priest-klein, undercapitalization, ideology, cultural cognition, LLCs, limited liability, empirical analysis, settlement

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The Duty to be a Rational Shareholder

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-02, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 537, 2006
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 15 Apr 2005
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 428 (50,597)
Citation 4

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securities law, behavioral law and economics, rationality, materiality, race, gender, duties, reasonable person, disclosure

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Breach is for Suckers

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 63, p. 1003, 2010, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-33
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2010
Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan and David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 388 (52,627)
Citation 2

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contracts, breach, expectation, sucker, exploitation, reciprocity, promissory estoppel, willful breach, liquidated damages

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Can Law and Economics be Both Practical and Principled?

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 335, 2002
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
David A. Hoffman and Michael P. O'Shea
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Oklahoma City University School of Law
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Law and economics, welfare, cost benefit analysis, utilitarianism, behavioral economics, juries, preferences, fairness, paternalism, legal theory, wealth maximization, Pareto, Kaldor-Hicks

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Litigating Toward Settlement

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (Forthcoming), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-8
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 14 May 2012
Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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settlement, hazard models, motion practice, discovery, options theory, psychology of litigation, empirical legal studies

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A Closer Look at Veil Piercing in Federal District Courts

CLEA 2008 Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2008
Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 312 (76,050)

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veil piercing, dockets, litigation, alter ego, trial courts, pleadings, settlement

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Docketology, District Courts, and Doctrine

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 85, p. 681, 2008, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-18
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2014
David A. Hoffman, Alan Izenman and Jeffrey Lidicker
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management and Independent
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Citation 5

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empirical, statistics, opinions, courts, civil procedure, orders, dockets, behavioral, risk aversion, doctrine

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The Common Sense of Contract Formation

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 67, 2015, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-5, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-06
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2015
Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan and David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 277 (55,187)

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Contracts, psychology, behavioral law & economics, microeconomic behavior, contract negotiation, drafting, formation, agreement, assent, formality, mailbox rule, terms that follow, moral norms, reciprocity, social obligation, performance, formalism, spectrum of obligation, empirical analysis

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Nullificatory Juries

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming, TJSL Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
David A. Hoffman and Kaimipono David Wenger
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Citation 1

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behavioral, law and economics, jury behavior, jury nullification, criminal law, punitive damages, paternalism, rule of law

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The Psychology of Contract Precautions

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 80, P. 395, 2013, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-10, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-09
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
David A. Hoffman and Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Citation 1

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contracts, precautions, psychology, reference point, reference transaction, prospect theory

Building a Taxonomy of Litigation: Clusters of Causes of Action in Federal Complaints

J. Emp. Leg. Stud. ___ (2013, Forthcoming), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-23
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2016
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Independent and Temple University
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Citation 1

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complaints, pleadings, Twombly, Iqbal, cluster analysis, causes of action, attorney behavior, network analysis

Building a Taxonomy of Litigation: Clusters of Causes of Action in Federal Complaints

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 253-287, 2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Independent and Temple University
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Self-Handicapping and Managers' Duty of Care

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 803, 2007, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-09
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2008
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 202 (116,087)

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fiduciary duty, self-handicapping, duty of care, corporate governance, behavioral law and economics, negligence, duty of loyalty, managers, officers

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Whither Bespoke Procedure?

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-10
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 May 2013
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 183 (120,533)

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private procedure, federal rules of civil procedure, contract law, bespoke, discovery, motion practice, arbitration

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How Relevant is Jury Rationality?

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Jun 2003
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 171 (136,436)
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Contract Consideration and Behavior

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, p. 351, 2017, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-11, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 15-21, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 25 May 2017
David A. Hoffman and Zev J. Eigen
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Littler Mendelson
Downloads 131 (104,994)

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consideration, recitals, nominal consideration, endowment, contract, reciprocity, formalities, Fuller, cautionary

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Instructing Juries on Noneconomic Contract Damages

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
David A. Hoffman and Alexander S. Radus
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 121 (168,076)

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jury instructions, contract damages, noneconomic losses, law and psychology, expectation, contracts

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A Core of Agreement

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1655, 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Donald Braman, Dan M. Kahan and David A. Hoffman
George Washington University - Law School, Yale University - Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 113 (182,299)

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Relational Contracts of Adhesion

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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The Use and Reliability of Federal Nature of Suit Codes

Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman
University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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NOS Codes, Federal Litigation, Complaints, Causes of Action, Reliability, Case Weights

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Are There Really 'Plenty of Shapiros Out There'? A Comment on the Courage of Norma L. Shapiro

Edited Volume of Essays on Notable American Judges (Kevin Peppers, ed., University of Virginia Press, 2018, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2017
Reid K. Weisbord and David A. Hoffman
Rutgers Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Donald Trump, judicial courage, mass incarceration, prisoner litigation, prison overcrowding, civil contempt, sentencing error, due process

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From Promise to Form: How Contracting Online Changes Consumers

91 New York University Law Review 1595 (2016), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-10, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-7
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2017
David A. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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contract law, millennials, individual differences, contracting, form contracts, digital contracts, internet commerce, psychology and law

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Total Downloads: 25    Citations: 0
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Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College
Downloads 0 (2,741)

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data breach, data breach litigation, docket analysis, identity theft