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 (39)

1.

Contract Theory and the Limits of Contract Law

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 113, Nov/Dec 2003
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Apr 2003
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Citation 56

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Citation 6

Understanding MACs: Moral Hazard in Acquisitions

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 245; Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 278; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 292
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Mar 2004
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 1,425 (8,942)
Citation 6

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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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Who Should Pay for Bankruptcy Costs?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 277; Yale ICF Working Paper No. 03-08
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 May 2003
Ivo Welch, Arturo Bris and Alan Schwartz
UCLA, IMD International and Yale Law School
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Citation 10

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Citation 2

Karl Llewellyn and the Origins of Contract Theory

Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law, (Kraus & Walt, Eds.), Cambridge University Press, 1999
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 24 Aug 1999
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
Downloads 779 (22,810)
Citation 2

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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
Downloads 358 (63,060)
Citation 2

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5.

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 878 (18,110)
Citation 1

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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 823 (16,461)
Citation 1

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private benefits of control, controlling shareholder

7.

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
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Citation 2

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Citation 26

The Law and Economics of Costly Contracting

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 264
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
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Citation 26

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Contracts, contracting costs, renegotiation, investment, contract law

The Law and Economics of Costly Contracting

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 20, No. 1, April 2004
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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9.

Sales and Elections as Methods for Transferring Corporate Control

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 206; Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 180; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz
Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 749 (23,949)
Citation 10

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10.

A Normative Theory of Business Bankruptcy

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Mar 2005
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
Downloads 683 (26,375)
Citation 7

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11.

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 638 (24,320)

Abstract:

corporate control, controlling shareholders, contract law, corporate governance, family firms, private benefits of control

12.

Optimal Penalties in Contracts

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Dec 2002
Aaron S. Edlin and Alan Schwartz
University of California at Berkeley and Yale Law School
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Citation 17

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Citation 2

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
Downloads 305 (75,921)
Citation 2

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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 204 (116,295)
Citation 2

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14.

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
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Citation 2

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15.

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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16.

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 476 (45,044)

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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
Downloads 475 (41,555)

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Citation 6

Economic and Legal Aspects of Costly Recontracting

Yale Law School, Law & Economics Working Paper No. 242
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 455 (47,116)
Citation 6

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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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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
Downloads 214 (110,882)
Citation 3

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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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20.

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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21.

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
Downloads 297 (59,121)

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22.

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
Downloads 288 (76,133)

Abstract:

Contracts, Damages, Remedy, Commercial Law, UCC

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 141 (162,441)

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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
Downloads 136 (167,244)

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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 129 (174,438)

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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 119 (185,757)

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

New York Law School Law Review, 2001, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Jun 2001
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
Downloads 226 (101,331)
Citation 2

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Bankruptcy, supreme court, statutory interpretation, textualism

26.

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 141 (110,742)

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27.

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
Downloads 137 (155,657)

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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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Comment

29.

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 UCLA
Downloads 74 (223,431)

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Bankruptcy, Opt-Out Choice, Chapter 11

30.

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: 27 Posted: 11 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2016
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School
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31.

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 0 (139,458)

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corprorate acquisitions, defensive tactics, search theory, simulation

32.

(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
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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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Statutory Interpretation, Capture, and Tort Law: The Regulatory Compliance Defense

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2000
Posted: 15 Jul 2000
Alan Schwartz
Yale Law School

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Section 365 Mandatory Bankruptcy Rules and Inefficient Continuance

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 1999
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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36.

Buyouts in Large Companies

Columbia Law School Center for Law and Economics Working Paper #122
Posted: 18 May 1998
Benjamin E. Hermalin and Alan Schwartz
University of California, Berkeley and Yale Law School

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37.

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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39.

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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