Neil K. Komesar

University of Wisconsin Law School

Miller Chair in Law Emeritus

975 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

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Analyzing Law - A Framework for Understanding Law of All Sorts and for All Purposes (Cases, Exercises and Commentary)

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1172
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2012
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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legal analysis, comparative institutional analysis, law and economics, property rights, torts, constitutional law, judicial review, land use, contracts, administrative law, civil procedure, class actions, constitutional analysis, economic analysis, common law, trespass, nuisance, analytical framewor

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The Essence of Economics: Behavior, Choice and Comparison - Essay One 'The Basic Thesis with Lessons from the Economic Analysis of the Common Law'

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1173
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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comparative institutional analysis, law and economics, property rights, torts, economic analysis, common law, analytical framework, institutional choice, efficiency, participation, transaction costs, law and public policy, adjudicative process, market, political process, two-force model, courts

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Constitutionalism and the Reality of Rights

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1176
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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decision-making, constitutional law, judicial review, rights, institutional choice, comparative institutional analysis, constitutional theory, European Union, EU, political malfunction, judicial resources, fundamental rights, minoritarian bias, majoritarian bias, Europe, constitution-making, numbers

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The Logic of the Law and the Essence of Economics: Reflections on 40 Years in the Wilderness

2013 Wisconsin Law Review 265 (2013), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1217
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2014
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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decision-making, constitutional law, judicial review, rights, institutional choice, comparative institutional analysis, constitutional theory, dynamics of participation, participation, dynamics of litigation, European Union, EU, political malfunction, judicial resources, fundamental rights, suspect

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Essay: The Administrative Process from the Bottom Up: Reflections on the Role, If Any, for Judicial Review

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 69, 2017, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Jun 2018
Neil K. Komesar and Wendy E. Wagner
University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Texas at Austin – School of Law
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administrative law, judicial review, participation

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Constitutions as Basic Structure

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1435
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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Constitution, president, Congress, constitutional structure, confederation, slavery, Bill of Rights, political participation, courts, judicial review, decision-making, constitutional law, rights, institutional choice, constitutional theory, minoritarian bias, majo

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Basic Instincts: Economic Analysis, Legal Theory and the Dynamics of Participation

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1177
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Oct 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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comparative institutional analysis, institutional choice, participation, dynamics of participation, economic analysis, neoclassical economics, institutional economics, new institutional economics, legal theory, legal analysis, law and economics, market malfunction, welfare economics

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Taking Institutions Seriously: Introduction to a Strategy for Constitutional Analysis

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 51, p. 366, 1984, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Collection
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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decision-making, constitutional law, judicial review, rights, institutional choice, comparative institutional analysis, constitutional theory, political malfunction, judicial resources, fundamental rights, suspect classification, equal protection, minoritarian bias, majoritarian bias, constitution

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A Job for the Judges: The Judiciary and the Constitution in a Massive and Complex Society

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 657, 1988, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archical Collection
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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decision-making, constitutional law, judicial review, rights, institutional choice, comparative institutional analysis, constitutional theory, political malfunction, judicial resources, fundamental rights, suspect classification, equal protection, minoritarian bias, majoritarian bias, constitution

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Injuries and Institutions: Tort Reform, Tort Theory, and Beyond

NYU L Rev, Vol. 65, No. 23, 1990, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Collection
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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comparative institutional analysis, tort reform, torts system, criminal liability, administrative regulation, market, injury, institutional alternatives deterrence, insurance, tort theory, legislatures, administrative agencies, juries, judges, products liability, joint and several liability, puniti

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Beyond Perfect– Reforming the Economic Analysis of Public Policy

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1758
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2022
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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institutional comparison, public decision-making, markets, welfare economics, institutional economics, behavioral economics, rent seeking, externalities, public goods, political behavior, courts, information, competence, property rights, litigating, transaction, voting, public choice, efficiency

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Leaving the Land of Easy Answers: Regulatory Takings, Rucho and the Nature of Constitutional Analysis

2020 Wis. L. Rev. (Forthcoming 2020), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper #1592
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2020
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School
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regulatory taking, constitutional theory, judicial review, institutional choice, cost of information, economics, comparative institutional analysis, political malfunction, essentialism, originalism, gerrymandering, model of politics, zoning, judicial resources, rent seeking, substantive due process

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In Search of a General Approach to Legal Analysis: A Comparative Institutional Alternative

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 1350, 1981, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Archival Colllection
Posted: 15 Oct 2011
Neil K. Komesar
University of Wisconsin Law School

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law and economics, market malfunction, welfare economics, economic analysis, resource allocation efficiency, property rights and remedies, custom, penal statutes, tort liability, economic due process, comparative institutional analysis, torts system, criminal liability, administrative regulation