Zachary Elkins

University of Texas, Austin

Assistant Professor

Austin, TX 78712

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 578961
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Zachary Elkins, Andrew T. Guzman and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 806 (21,978)
Citation 61

Abstract:

Bilateral investment treaties, investment, FDI, diffusion

Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 697 (28,248)
Citation 5

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Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 5, pp. 201-223, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago

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Citation 22

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Cambridge University Press, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2010
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 579 (36,341)
Citation 22

Abstract:

constitutions, comparative law

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and James Melton
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 43 (352,410)
Citation 22

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Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-21
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jul 2007
Beth A. Simmons, Zachary Elkins and Andrew T. Guzman
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Texas, Austin and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 304 (80,105)
Citation 61

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Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

International Organization, Vol. 60, No. 4, pg. 811-846, October 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Beth A. Simmons, Andrew T. Guzman and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania Law School, USC Gould School of Law and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 111 (205,336)
Citation 61

Abstract:

capital, diffusion, bilateral investment treaties

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Commitment and Diffusion: How and Why National Constitutions Incorporate International Law

University of Illinois Law Review, No. 1, 2008, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Svitlana Chernykh, Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Political Science, University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 304 (71,092)
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Latin American Presidentialism in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Texas Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 7, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 361
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 293 (54,359)

Abstract:

constitutional law, presidencies, legal origins

7.

Baghdad, Tokyo, Kabul,...: Constitution Making in Occupied States

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 07-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Oct 2007
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 267 (87,780)

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On the Interpretability of Law: Lessons from the Decoding of National Constitutions

British Journal of Political Science, FirstViewArticle, December 2012, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Dec 2012
University College London - School of Public Policy, University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Illinois
Downloads 249 (66,084)
Citation 1

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 1807, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 16 May 2011
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 224 (72,813)
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Getting to Rights: Treaty Ratification, Constitutional Convergence, and Human Rights Practice

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 198 (71,810)
Citation 1

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The Citizen as Founder: Public Participation in Constitutional Approval

Temple Law Review, Vol. 81, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 148 (163,283)
Citation 5

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Beyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarism

British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 668, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 450
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Jose A. Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 144 (130,795)

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Imagining a World Without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Jul 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 128 (123,019)

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Ancillary Powers of Constitutional Courts

Texas Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 7, 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 69 (217,093)
Citation 1

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Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry into the Vices of In-Group Pride

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, pp. 171-188, 2003
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Zachary Elkins and Rui J.P. de Figueiredo Jr.
University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group
Downloads 43 (327,668)
Citation 4

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On Waves, Clusters, and Diffusion: A Conceptual Framework

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, No. 598, pp. 33-51, March 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 2009
Beth A. Simmons and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 34 (321,799)
Citation 29

Abstract:

political reform, economic reform, diffusion

17.

Diffusion and the Constitutionalization of Europe

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 43, No. 8, p. 969, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Zachary Elkins
University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 21 (388,789)
Citation 2

Abstract:

democracy, democratization, diffusion, constitutional design, Europe

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Military Occupations and Their Constitutional Residue

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 9 (461,859)

Abstract:

military, military history, constitutional law, law

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Comments on Law and Versteeg's 'The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution'

New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 762, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 7 (446,462)

Abstract:

constitution, american, review