Thomas W. Merrill

Columbia University - Law School

Charles Evan Hughes Professor of Law

435 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10025

United States

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Making Coasean Property More Coasean

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 688, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-262
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Feb 2011
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 636 (77,665)
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Coase Theorem, Property, Bundle of Rights, Coase Corollary, Transaction Costs, Radio Spectrum, Lighthouse

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Chevron's Domain

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 833
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 05 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2013
Thomas W. Merrill and Kristin E. Hickman
Columbia University - Law School and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law
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Chevron

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The Major Questions Doctrine: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Remedy

Columbia Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 May 2023
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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major questions, nondelegation, legislative supremacy, Chevron doctrine, agency jurisdiction, West Virginia v. EPA, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Antonin Scalia, legal instability, scope of agency authority

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The Architecture of Property

Research Handbook on Private Law Theories, 134-54, edited by Hanoch Dagan and Benjamin Zipursky, Edward Elgar, 2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2021
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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property, complexity, architecture, modularity, exclusion, governance, standardization, property rules

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Antitrust Rulemaking: The FTC’s Delegation Deficit

Administrative Law Review , Columbia Public Law Research Paper , C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State Research Paper No. Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2024
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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Chevron, major questions, FTC, non-compete clauses, rulemaking

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Accession and Original Ownership

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 459-510, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Aug 2009
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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accession, original ownership, possession, property, Merrill

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The Mead Doctrine: Of Rules and Standards, Meta-Rules and Meta-Standards

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 02-4
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Mar 2002
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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The Economics of Leasing

Journal of Legal Analysis, Volume 12, 2020, pgs. 221-272, https://doi.org/10.1093/jla/laaa003. Published: 11 September 2020., Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 628
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Sep 2020
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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Legitimate Interpretation - Or Legitimate Adjudication?

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-670
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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constitutional law, legitimate interpretation, originalism, textualism, legitimate adjudication, adjudication

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A Proposed Petroleum Fuel Price Stabilization Plan

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 349, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 382
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 May 2009
Thomas W. Merrill and David M. Schizer
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Accession and Original Ownership

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 384
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2009
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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accession, ownership, possession, property

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Private Rights in Public Lands: The Chicago Lakefront, Montgomery Ward, and the Public Dedication Doctrine

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 4, 2011, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 12-10, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-306
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 01 May 2012 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2013
Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill
Marquette University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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public dedication doctrine, public trust doctrine, property law, Montgomery Ward, public spaces

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Public Nuisance as Risk Regulation

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy 17, no. 2 (2022): 347-370, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 655, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-696, Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Scalia Law School Research Paper Series No. 22-020
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2022
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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The Great Transformation of Regulated Industries Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 6, 1998, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 12-08
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 01 May 2012
Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill
Marquette University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 117 (431,327)
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regulated industries, common carriers, utilities, economic regulation, competition, telecommunications act

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Re-Reading Chevron

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 70, 2021, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-693
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 11 May 2021
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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Chevron, administrative law, Supreme Court

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Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History

43 Dayton L. Rev. 1 (2018)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2022
Columbia University - Law School, The University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutional law, textualism, originalism, public meaning, statutory interpretation, federalist society, legislative history, supreme court, scalia, jurisprudence

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Response: Chevron's Ghost Rides Again

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 1717, 2023, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 4765133
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Mar 2024
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School
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Administrative Law, Chevron, Supreme Court, Federal Courts

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Is Public Nuisance a Tort?

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-272
Posted: 02 May 2011
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School

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Public Nuisance, Tort, Global Warming, Restatement of Torts, Public Action

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What Happened to Property in Law and Economics?

Posted: 17 Dec 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

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The Property/Contract Interface

Posted: 14 Dec 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

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Optimal Standardization in the Law of Property: The Numerus Clausus Principle

Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith
Columbia University - Law School and Harvard Law School

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property, estates, standardization, numerus clausus, network, fragmentation, measurement, contract

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Capture Theory and the Courts: 1967-1983

72 Chicago-Kent Law Review #4 (1997)
Posted: 08 May 1997
Thomas W. Merrill
Columbia University - Law School

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