Alan Schwartz

Yale Law School

Sterling Professor of Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Contract Theory and the Limits of Contract Law

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Apr 2003
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 5,296 (1,764)
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Understanding Macs: Moral Hazard in Acquisitions

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Mar 2004
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 1,740 (11,358)
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Understanding Macs: Moral Hazard in Acquisitions

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2005, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 322
Posted: 12 Jul 2005
Alan Schwartz and Ronald J. Gilson
Yale Law School and Stanford Law School

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Karl Llewellyn and the Origins of Contract Theory

Number of pages: 127 Posted: 24 Aug 1999
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Karl Llewellyn and the Origins of Contract Theory

Yale Law School, Program for Studies in Law, Economics and Public Policy, Working Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 10 Jun 1997
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Who Should Pay for Bankruptcy Costs?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 May 2003
Ivo Welch, Arturo Bris and Alan Schwartz
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), IMD International and Yale Law School
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Constraints on Private Benefits of Control: Ex Ante Control Mechanisms Versus Ex Post Transaction Review

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 455, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 432, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 430, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 194/2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2012
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 1,209 (20,340)
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private benefits of control, controlling shareholder

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Contract Interpretation Redux

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 119, 2010, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 360, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 394
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,001 (26,843)
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Corporate Control and Credible Commitment

Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 436, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Research Paper No. 438, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 461, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 216
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2014
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 978 (27,748)
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corporate control, controlling shareholders, contract law, corporate governance, family firms, private benefits of control

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The Law and Economics of Preliminary Agreements

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 336, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 299
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Aug 2006
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 874 (32,545)

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A Normative Theory of Business Bankruptcy

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Mar 2005
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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The Law and Economics of Costly Contracting

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Jan 2002
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
Downloads 802 (36,083)
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Contracts, contracting costs, renegotiation, investment, contract law

The Law and Economics of Costly Contracting

Posted: 03 Dec 2003
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics

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The Law and Economics of Costly Contracting

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 2-31, 2004
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics

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Sales and Elections as Methods for Transferring Corporate Control

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 773 (38,547)
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Optimal Penalties in Contracts

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Dec 2002
Aaron S. Edlin and Alan Schwartz
University of California at Berkeley and Yale Law School
Downloads 659 (47,854)
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The No Reading Problem in Consumer Contract Law

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 314, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 483
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Ian Ayres and Alan Schwartz
Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 646 (49,074)
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Conceptualizing Contractual Interpretation

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 447
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
Downloads 610 (52,931)
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The Myth of Efficient Breach: New Defenses of the Expectation Interest

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 431
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 23 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2011
Daniel Markovits and Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
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Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 111, 2011, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 429, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 222 (164,826)
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Two Culture Problems in Law and Economics

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 432
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2011
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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(In)Efficient Breach of Contract

Parisi, F. (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Oxford University Press, 2017 (Forthcoming), Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 539
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2016
Daniel Markovits and Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 489 (69,747)

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Economic and Legal Aspects of Costly Recontracting

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2000
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
Downloads 474 (71,739)
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Economic and Legal Aspects of Costly Recontracting

UCSD Economics Working Paper No. 2000-05
Posted: 07 Aug 2000
Alan Schwartz and Joel Watson
Yale Law School and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics

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Regulating for Rationality

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 517
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Defensive Tactics and Optimal Search: A Simulation Approach

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 472/2016, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 495, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 552
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2016
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 271 (135,133)
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corprorate acquisitions, defensive tactics, search theory, simulation

Defensive Tactics and Optimal Search: A Simulation Approach

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 505, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 570
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2017
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
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Hostile takeovers, defensive tactics, simulation

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-499, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 196 (185,400)

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contract, common law, contracts, default rule project, contract law

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 533
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 173 (207,310)

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Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, 2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, November 2008, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Price Discrimination with Contract Terms: The Lost Volume Problem

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 333
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Contracts, Damages, Remedy, Commercial Law, UCC

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Valuation of Collateral

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 330
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Oct 2006
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Bankruptcy Related Contracting and Bankruptcy Functions

Handbook on Corporate Bankruptcy, B. Adler ed., E. Elgar Publishing, 2017 Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 553
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2017
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
Downloads 323 (112,818)
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Plural Values in Contract Law: Theory and Implementation

20 Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 597
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2018
Daniel Markovits and Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
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Contract Law, Pluralism

Plural Values in Contract Law: Theory and Implementation

20(2) Theoretical Inquiries in Law (June 2019), Yale Law & Economics Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jan 2019
Daniel Markovits and Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
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Intertemporal Choice and Legal Constraints

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 381
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 May 2009 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2009
Alan Schwartz and M. Keith Chen
Yale Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management
Downloads 157 (225,366)
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Intertemporal Choice and Legal Constraints

American Law & Economics Review, Forthcoming, Yale SOM Working Paper, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 432
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2011
M. Keith Chen and Alan Schwartz
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Yale Law School
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Third Party Beneficiaries and Contractual Networks

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 523
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 293 (125,105)

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Function and Form in Contract Law

Forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of the New Private Law, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Alan Schwartz and Daniel Markovits
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 250 (147,279)

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The New Textualism and the Rule of Law Subtext in the Supreme Court's Bankruptcy Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Jun 2001
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
Downloads 249 (147,859)

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Bankruptcy, supreme court, statutory interpretation, textualism

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Economic Challenges for the Law of Contract

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2020
Alan Schwartz and Simone M. Sepe
Yale Law School and University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
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contracts, contract theory, law and economics, industrial organization

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An Efficiency Analysis of Defensive Tactics

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2020, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 548, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 623, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2020
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 180 (200,195)

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defensive tactics

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Long Term Contracting with Private Information

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 446
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2012
Tracy Lewis and Alan Schwartz
Duke University and Yale Law School
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Contracting Externalities and Mandatory Menus in the U.S. Corporate Bankruptcy Code

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2015
Antonio E. Bernardo, Alan Schwartz and Ivo Welch
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area, Yale Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Downloads 122 (274,392)
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Bankruptcy, Opt-Out Choice, Chapter 11

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Comment on B. du Marais et al.: Rating the Law - How Financial Agencies are Assessing the Legal Risks of Financial Transactions

LAW AND ECONOMICS OF RISK IN FINANCE, Peter Nobel and Marina Gets, eds., pp. 35-40, Schulthess, Z├╝rich, 2007, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2008-13
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 May 2008 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2008
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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Unenforceable Portfolio Contracts

Yale Journal on Regulation, Volume 37, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Tracy Lewis and Alan Schwartz
Duke University and Yale Law School
Downloads 67 (399,224)
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The Intractable Production Problem in Contract Law

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 641, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-688, Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2021
Robert E. Scott and Alan Schwartz
Columbia University - Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 57 (432,792)

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How Much Irrationality Does the Market Permit?

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 37, 2008
Posted: 09 May 2007
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School

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Section 365 Mandatory Bankruptcy Rules and Inefficient Continuance

Posted: 28 Dec 1998
Yeon-Koo Che and Alan Schwartz
Columbia University and Yale Law School

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Section 365, Mandatory Bankruptcy Rules and Inefficient Continuance

Posted: 24 Jun 1998
Yeon-Koo Che and Alan Schwartz
Columbia University and Yale Law School

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Buyouts in Large Companies

Posted: 18 May 1998
Benjamin E. Hermalin and Alan Schwartz
University of California, Berkeley and Yale Law School

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Incomplete Contracts

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, edited by Peter Newman, 3 volumes (London: Macmillan Publishers; New York: Stockton Press), May 1998.
Posted: 21 Jul 1997
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School

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Priority Contracts and Priority in Bankruptcy

Posted: 15 May 1997
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School

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Contracting About Bankruptcy

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring 1997.
Posted: 08 Apr 1997
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School

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