Robert D. Cooter

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Rules for Growth: Promoting Innovation and Growth Through Legal Reform

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 426, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 410, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1757982
Number of pages: 513 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Harvard University, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Human Dynamics Group, Arizona State University (ASU) - School for the Future of Innovation in Society, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, Notre Dame Law School, Stanford Law School, Vermont Law School, University of Toronto, Stanford Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Yale University - Law School, University of Illinois College of Law (deceased), Columbia University - Columbia Law School, Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia University - Law School, Israel Supreme Court, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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entrepreneurship, policy, growth, rules, innovation, immigration, intellectual property, ip, university, business, federal, national, patent

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Punitive Damages, Social Norms, and Economic Analysis

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Sep 1998
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address: 'Financing Entrepreneurial Growth'

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Madrona Venture Group, Bogan Associates, LLC, Private Investor, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Vermont Law School, WR Hambrecht + Co, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., NASD, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Independent, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, BATS Global Markets, Inc., AngelList, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of Colorado at Boulder, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Manhattan Institute, SecondMarket, Babson College, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Astia
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state of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, state, national, policy, job creation, regulation, barriers, growth, finance, crowdfunding, bank debt, IPO, venture capital

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Expressive Law and Economics

University of Munich, Center for Economic Studies, Working Paper No. 161
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Sep 1998
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Leximetrics: Why the Same Laws are Longer in Some Countries than Others

U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE03-012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Oct 2003
Robert D. Cooter and Tom Ginsburg
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
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Not the Power to Destroy: An Effects Theory of the Tax Power

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 6, 2012
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2014
Robert D. Cooter and Neil Siegel
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Tax Power, Federalism, Minimum Coverage Provision

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Collective Action Federalism: A General Theory of Article I, Section 8

Stanford Law Review, Vol 63, p. 115, 2010, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1692835
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 16 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2014
Robert D. Cooter and Neil Siegel
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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General Welfare Clause, Commerce Clause, Federalism

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Fairness, Character, and Efficiency in Firms

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 May 2001
Robert D. Cooter and Melvin A. Eisenberg
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Constitutional Law and Economics

Forthcoming in Research Methods in Constitutional Law: A Handbook (Malcolm Langford & David S. Law eds., Edward Elgar), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-08, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2018-02, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Robert D. Cooter and Michael D. Gilbert
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional law, law and economics, constitutional interpretation, constitutional processes, bargaining, voting, federalism, single subject rule

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Expressive Law: Framing or Equilibrium Selection?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Oct 2003
Iris Bohnet and Robert D. Cooter
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Equilibrium selection, framing, expressive law, experiments, coordination, prisoner's dilemma

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Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens? An Economic Analysis of Internalizing Legal Values

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jun 2000
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Decreasing Liability Contracts

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2004, U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 193, UC Berkeley, Public Law Research Paper No. 134
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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Liability, contracts, remedies, damages, incentives, comparative negligence, contributory negligence, cooperation, expectation damages, reliance damages, over-reliance, efficient breach, decoupling, progress payments, construction contracts, diminished liability, negative liability, negative damages, victim's incentives, aggrieved party's incentives, renegotiation, litigation costs, Anti-Insurance

Decreasing Liability Contracts

33 Journal of Legal Studies 157 (2004)
Posted: 11 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University

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Liability, contracts, remedies, damages, incentives, comparative negligence, contributory negligence, cooperation, expectation damages, reliance damages, over-reliance, efficient breach, decoupling, progress payments, construction contracts, diminished liability, negative liability, negative damages

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Truth-Revealing Mechanisms for Courts

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
Winand Emons and Robert D. Cooter
University of Bern - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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A Theory of Direct Democracy and the Single Subject Rule

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 110, p. 687, 2010, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-02, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1448043
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2012
Michael D. Gilbert and Robert D. Cooter
University of Virginia School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Does Risk to Oneself Increase the Care Owed to Others? Law and Economics in Conflict

29 Journal of Legal Studies 19 (2000) UC Berkeley Law & Economics Research Paper No. 2000-10
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2021
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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Disgorgement Damages for Accidents

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 44, 2015, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 688, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2439986
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2014 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2015
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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Damages for Incompensable Harms

Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts (Jennifer Arlen, ed., 2012 Forthcoming), UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2111738
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Robert D. Cooter and David Ennio DePianto
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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torts, damages, incommensurable, economics, compensation

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The Optimal Number of Governments for Economic Development

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Aug 2000
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Liability Rights as Contingent Claims

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jul 1998
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Torts and Restitution: Legal Divergence and Economic Convergence

92 Southern California Law Review 897 (2019), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 863
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2020
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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Truth-Bonding and Other Truth-Revealing Mechanisms for Courts

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Jun 2000
Robert D. Cooter and Winand Emons
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Bern - Department of Economics
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Liability Externalities and Mandatory Choices: Should Doctors Pay Less?

Journal of Tort Law, Vol. 1, 2006, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 313
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Nov 2006
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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positive externalities, negative externalities, medical malpractice, doctors' liability, road accidents, activity level, mandatory choices, disgorgement damages for accidents, damages

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Sharing and Anti-Sharing in Teams

Berkeley Program in Law & Economics Working Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 04 Feb 2007
Roland Kirstein and Robert D. Cooter
University of Magdeburg - Economics of Business and Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Team production, strategic complements, Anti-insurance, second-best

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Lapses of Attention in Medical Malpractice and Road Accidents

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 15, p. 329, 2014, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 690, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2455828
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Jun 2014
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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The New Economic Freedom

Supreme Court Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Jan 2016
Benjamin Minhao Chen and Robert D. Cooter
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Economic Freedom, Economic Rights, Innovation, Creativity

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Growth-Oriented Legal Reforms

Production Of Legal Rules, Hrsg. F. Parisi, Cheltenham 2012, 400-417
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 May 2012
Hans-Bernd Schäfer and Robert D. Cooter
Bucerius Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Liability for Lapses: First or Second Order Negligence?

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 435
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Oct 2008
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University
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lapses, momentary care, negligence, medical malpractice, road accidents, positive externalities

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Progress in the Useful Arts: Foundations of Patent Law in Growth Economics

22 Yale J.L. & Tech. 191 (2020)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Nov 2020
Robert D. Cooter and Uri Y. Hacohen
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann Faculty of Law
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patent, innovation, growth, economics, incentives, efficiency, holdout, holdup, thickets, copyrights

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Community versus Market Values of Life

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2016, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 260, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2756096
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Robert D. Cooter and David Ennio DePianto
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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value of statistical life, VSL, legal value of life, personal injuries - law, community value, damages, community damages

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Reply to Hasen and Matsusaka

Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Vol. 110, No. 59, 2010, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1679533
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Robert D. Cooter and Michael D. Gilbert
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Total Liability for Excessive Harm

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 36, January 2007, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 894277
Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University

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Pollution, Negligence, Strict Liability, Proportionate Liability, Damages, Unverifiable Harm, Enviromental Harm

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Should Courts Deduct Non-Legal Sanctions from Damages?

30 Journal of Legal Studies 401 (2001), UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 70
Posted: 15 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2021
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University

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Anti-Insurance

31 Journal of Legal Studies 203 (2002), UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 71
Posted: 14 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2021
Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Tel Aviv University

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Commodifying Liability

"The Fall and Rise of Freedom of Contract," Duke University Press, 1998, edited by Frank Buckley.
Posted: 31 Jul 1998
Robert D. Cooter
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

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