Jonathan S. Masur

University of Chicago - Law School

Professor of Law

1111 E. 60th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/masur/

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1.

Welfare as Happiness

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, p. 1583, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 468, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 08-31, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series No. 2009-007
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 May 2009 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 1,105 (17,087)
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Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2714416, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 16-7, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-9
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2016
Robin Feldman, Mark A. Lemley, Jonathan S. Masur and Arti K. Rai
University of California Hastings College of the Law, Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Law School and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 981 (20,413)

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Happiness and Punishment

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 424, U of Chicago, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 230, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-029, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-024
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2010
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 904 (23,016)
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punishment, utilitarian, retributivist, happiness, prison, health, deterrence, unemployment

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Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis

62 Duke Law Journal 1603 (2013), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-05
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2014
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 681 (34,260)
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cost-benefit analysis, regulation, EPA, welfare, well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, risk, value of life, willingness to pay, QALY

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Climate Regulation and the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis

California Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1557, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 315, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 525
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2012
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 587 (41,676)
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climate change, carbon, regulation, EPA, DOE, DOT, CAFE, cost-benefit, social cost, discount rate, global warming, OMB, political questions

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Toward a Pigouvian State

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 164, p. 93 (2015), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 716 (2d Series), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 503
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2015
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Pigou, Pigovian, Pigouvian, taxes, gas tax, carbon tax, cap and trade, regulation, EPA, administrative law, financial regulation

7.

Deference Mistakes

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 643 (2015), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 679, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 466
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2015
Jonathan S. Masur and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette
University of Chicago - Law School and Stanford Law School
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habeas, 1983, patent, deference, standard of review, burden of proof, trademark, employment discrimination, criminal law

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Hedonic Adaptation and the Settlement of Civil Lawsuits

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, p. 1516, 2008, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 391, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 09-013
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2009
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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hedonic, adaptation, happiness, litigation, lawsuits, settlement, civil, behavioral, economics, trial, process, cost-benefit

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Retribution and the Experience of Punishment

California Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 5, October 2010, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 321
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 448 (58,709)
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punishment, retribution, adaptation, prison, incarceration

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Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 98 (2012), U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 571, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 359
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2012
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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11.

Patent Inflation

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 121, p. 470, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 316, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 529
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 427 (62,248)
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patent, PTO, Federal Circuit, patentability, patentable subject matter

12.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Judicial Role

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 4 (2018), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 794, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 614
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2018
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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cost-benefit analysis, benefit-cost analysis, regulation, deregulation, Michigan v. EPA, Corrosion Proof Fittings, Business Roundtable, judicial review

13.

Against Feasibility Analysis

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 657, 2010, Universty of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 480, University of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 274
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2011
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Unquantified Benefits and the Problem of Regulation Under Uncertainty

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 102, p. 87 (2016), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 730, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 538
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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cost-benefit analysis, mercury, Michigan v. EPA, Bayes, benefits, quantification, unquantified

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Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 275-334 (2014), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 649, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 435, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-34
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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16.

Libertarian Paternalism, Path Dependence, and Temporary Law

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 81, pp. 291-359 (2014), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 645, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 431
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 19 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2016
Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan S. Masur and Richard H. McAdams
University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 360 (76,205)

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17.

Political Discrimination in the Law Review Selection Process

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 832
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2018
Adam S. Chilton, Jonathan S. Masur and Kyle Rozema
University of Chicago - Law School, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 340 (81,680)

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Academia, Publication Process, Bias, Statistical Discrimination, Political Ideology, Law Professor, Law Review

18.

Costly Screens and Patent Examination

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 2011, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 393, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2011
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 301 (93,298)
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patent, PTO, examination, administrative, procedure, costly screen, costly signal, environmental permitting, immigration, landlord, tenant

19.

Intelligent Design

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68, p. 75 (2018), Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 509, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 827, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 654, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 530, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Mark A. Lemley and Jonathan S. Masur
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Stanford Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 285 (99,377)

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utilitarian, trade dress, Star Athletica, useful article, pictorial, PTO, obvious, novelty, separability, apple, fashion, duration, trademark

20.

Costly Intellectual Property

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 677 (2012), University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 596, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 383
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2018
Dave Fagundes and Jonathan S. Masur
University of Houston Law Center and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 267 (106,069)

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intellectual property, patent, copyright

21.

Should Regulation Be Countercyclical?

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 782, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 599
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2016
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 256 (110,787)

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Macroeconomics, Regulation, Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Automatic Stabilizers, EPA, Environment

22.

The Use and Misuse of Patent Licenses

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 1 (2015), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 729, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 536
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2015
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 247 (115,007)

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patent, license, Georgia-Pacific, contract, third-party beneficiary, valuation, circularity

23.

Probability Thresholds

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 92, May 2007
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2011
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 223 (127,401)

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first amendment, probability, clear and present, behavioral law and economics, availability heuristic, cost-benefit, balancing, cognitive

24.

Well-Being and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, Volume I: Methodology and Concepts, pp. 381-405 (Francisco Parisi ed., 2017), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 707 (2d Series), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 495, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-29, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 218 (130,231)

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subjective well-being, willingness to pay, willingness to accept, welfare, health, environment, pollution, value of statistical life, affective forecasting

25.

Regulating Patents

Supreme Court Review (2010), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 334
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2018
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
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Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. I -- Theory) Ben Depoorter & Peter Menell, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 790, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 607
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Welfare, Happiness, Preferences, Objective Theories, Consequentialism, Deontology, Drugs, Electronics

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International Agreements and Internal Heterogeneity: The 'Two Chinas' Problem

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 2, p. 325, Winter 2010, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 232, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 426
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2011
Daniel Abebe and Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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China, carbon, dioxide, greenhouse, gas, emissions

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A Hard Look or a Blind Eye: Administrative Law and Military Deference

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 441, February 2005
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 26 Jul 2005
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 180 (155,660)
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Administrative, law, military, wartime, Chevron, hard look, deference, Padilla, Hamdi, agency, agencies

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Patent Liability Rules as Search Rules

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 342
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
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30.

Norming in Administrative Law

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68 (2019, Forthcoming), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 840, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 656
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Mar 2018
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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administrative law, norms, custom, EPA, OSHA, banking, capital requirements, average of the best, eighth amendment, cost-benefit analysis, feasibility analysis

31.

How Patent Damages Skew Licensing Markets

Review of Litigation, 2017 Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 774, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 592
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2017
Erik Hovenkamp and Jonathan S. Masur
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Patent damages, comparable licenses, Georgia-Pacific, patent licensing, patent litigaiton, patent remedies

32.

Raising the Stakes in Patent Cases

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101 (2013), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 633, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Anup Malani and Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 152 (180,193)
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Judicial Deference and the Credibility of Agency Commitments

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 1021, 2007
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 26 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2010
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 147 (185,227)
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administrative law, Chevron, Brand X, credible commitment, contract, surplus, reliance

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Patents, Property, and Prospectivity

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 71 (2019 Forthcoming), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 842, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 659
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2018
Jonathan S. Masur and Adam Mortara
University of Chicago - Law School and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Downloads 135 (199,594)

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patents, retroactive, prospective, habeas, grandfathering, federal circuit, reliance interests, investment, retroactivity, prospectivity, teague

35.

Booker Reconsidered

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 311
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jul 2010
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 121 (216,134)

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Easterbrook, Booker, Supreme Court, sentencing, sentencing commission, sentencing guidelines, criminal law, criminal procedure

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CBA at the PTO

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 65, p. 1701 (2016), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 760, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 577
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
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cost-benefit analysis, cba, patents, patent law, patent fees, filing fees, PTO, USPTO, Patent and Trademark Office, IPR, PGR, CBM, inter partes review, broadest reasonable interpretation, BRI

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Symposium: Foreign Life Valuation

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 1, 2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-27, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-27
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 May 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago - Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Decision Research and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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valuation, distributive justice, international law, immigration law, genocide, mass atrocities, climate change, transparency

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Unemployment and Regulatory Policy

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?, Cary Cognlianese et al., eds. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 625, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 412
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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The Institutional Dynamics of Transition Relief

New York University Law Review, Vol. 85, p. 101, 2010, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 307, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 520
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2011
Jonathan S. Masur and Jonathan Remy Nash
University of Chicago - Law School and Emory University School of Law
Downloads 68 (312,582)
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Transition relief, Administrative law, Environmental law

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Quadratic Voting as an Input to Cost-Benefit Analysis

Public Choice, Vol. 172, pp. 177-193 (2017), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 809, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
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Quadratic Voting, Regulation, Environment, Contingent Valuation, Administrative Law, Agencies, OIRA

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Police Violence in The Wire

2018 University of Chicago Legal Forum, Forthcoming, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 853
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Jun 2018
Jonathan S. Masur and Richard H. McAdams
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Inflation Indicators

Yale Law Journal Online, Vol. 121, p. 375, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Jan 2012
Jonathan S. Masur
University of Chicago - Law School
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PTO, patent, Federal Circuit, inflation, patentability, administration