Richard A. Posner

University of Chicago Law School

Senior Lecturer; and Judge, 7th Court of Appeal

1111 E. 60th St.

LBQ 611

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

40

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802

Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Law School Rankings

Indiana U School of Law Symposium on the Next Generation of Law School Rankings Paper
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Apr 2005
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 4,992 (1,022)
Citation 5

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Antitrust in the New Economy

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 106
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Dec 2000
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 4,867 (1,009)
Citation 25

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The Law and Economics of Contract Interpretation

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 229
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Nov 2004
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 4,088 (1,282)
Citation 18

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Citation 8

Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 404, The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 775-831, 2009
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Apr 2008
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 3,292 (2,110)
Citation 8

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judicial behavior, judicial votes, judicial ideology, public choice, attitudinal theory, law and politics

Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Aug 2009
University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago Law School and Harvard University - John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business
Downloads 191 (125,033)
Citation 8

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Rational, Judicial, Behavior, Statistical, Supreme Court, Landes, Posner

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Orwell versus Huxley: Economics, Technology, Privacy, and Satire

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 89
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Nov 1999
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 3,447 (1,901)
Citation 3

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6.

An Economic Approach to the Law of Evidence

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 66
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 19 May 1999
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 3,202 (2,086)
Citation 69

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Indefinitely Renewable Copyright

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Jul 2002
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 2,865 (2,449)
Citation 26

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intellectual property, property rights

8.

The Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks

Forthcoming in University of Chicago Law Review
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 20 Mar 2001
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Yale Law School, University of Chicago Law School and HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit
Downloads 1,718 (6,521)
Citation 31

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The Long-Run Growth in Obesity as a Function of Technological Change

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jun 1999
Richard A. Posner and Tomas Philipson
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago
Downloads 1,300 (10,564)
Citation 53

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The Long-Run Growth in Obesity as a Function of Technological Change

NBER Working Paper No. w7423
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jun 2000
Tomas Philipson and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 178 (133,646)
Citation 54

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Market Signaling of Personal Characteristics

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 87
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Nov 1999
Gertrud M. Fremling and Richard A. Posner
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Lo and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,365 (9,720)
Citation 7

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The Theory and Practice of Citations Analysis, with Special Reference to Law and Economics

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 83
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Sep 1999
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,115 (12,643)
Citation 9

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One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, pp. 827-836, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 534
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Richard A. Posner
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,073 (13,713)
Citation 10

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contracts, standard form contracts, contracts of adhesion, reputation, opportunism, observability

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Citation 3

Harmless Error

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 101
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jun 2000
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,026 (15,313)
Citation 3

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Harmless Error

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2001
Posted: 20 Mar 2001
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School

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The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 531, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-17
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
G. Mitu Gulati and Richard A. Posner
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 899 (14,178)

Abstract:

Federal Courts, Management of Law Clerks, Court Administration

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Why (and When) Judges Dissent: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Jan 2010
Lee Epstein, William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law, University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 861 (17,611)
Citation 9

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An Economic Analysis of Legal Rulemaking

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 257-286, 1974
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 May 2008 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2008
Isaac Ehrlich and Richard A. Posner
State University of New York at Buffalo - Department of Economics and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 848 (15,446)
Citation 45

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Law Economics, Rules and Discretion, Judge-Made Rule

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Citation 10

The Evolution of a Legal Rule

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Anthony Niblett, Richard A. Posner and Andrei Shleifer
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 724 (25,611)
Citation 10

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Evolution, Legal Rule, Convergence, Tort, Contract

The Evolution of a Legal Rule

NBER Working Paper No. w13856
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Anthony Niblett, Richard A. Posner and Andrei Shleifer
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 48 (323,382)
Citation 10

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Status Signaling and the Law, with Particular Application to Sexual Harassment

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 69
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 May 1999
Gertrud M. Fremling and Richard A. Posner
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Lo and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 757 (23,696)
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Inferring the Winning Party in the Supreme Court from the Pattern of Questioning at Oral Argument

University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 466
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2009
Lee Epstein, William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law, University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 750 (23,791)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, judicial behavior

20.

Theories of Economic Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w0041
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jan 2007
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 429 (41,995)
Citation 118

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Citation 30

The New Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 122, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 345
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2012
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Yale Law School, University of Chicago Law School and HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit
Downloads 363 (62,653)
Citation 30

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Judicial clerkships, judges

The New Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks

NBER Working Paper No. w13213
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Jul 2007
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Yale Law School, University of Chicago Law School and HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit
Downloads 44 (335,713)
Citation 30

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The Economics of Presidential Pardons and Commutations

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 320
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Jan 2007
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 290 (77,699)
Citation 1

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remissions, perogative

23.

Social Costs of Monopoly and Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w0055
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jul 2004
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 187 (112,368)
Citation 78

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The Private Enforcement of Law

NBER Working Paper No. w0062
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 08 Feb 2001
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 142 (142,299)
Citation 36

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The Independent Judiciary in an Interest-Group Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w0110
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Feb 2001
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 128 (165,490)
Citation 80

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Legal Precedent: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w0146
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 18 Jun 2004
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 121 (149,301)
Citation 26

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Is the Obesity Epidemic a Public Health Problem? A Decade of Research on the Economics of Obesity

NBER Working Paper No. w14010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 May 2008
Tomas Philipson and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 116 (184,362)
Citation 10

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Altruism in Law and Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w0217
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Feb 2001
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 107 (201,996)
Citation 19

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Adjudication as a Private Good

NBER Working Paper No. w0263
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 15 Feb 2001
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 93 (200,630)
Citation 20

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Antitrust and the Not-for-Profit Sector

NBER Working Paper No. w8126
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Feb 2001
Tomas Philipson and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 92 (210,366)
Citation 10

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Antitrust in the Not-for-Profit Sector

NBER Working Paper No. w12132
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 May 2006
Tomas Philipson and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 75 (240,684)
Citation 10

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Salvors, Finders, Good Samaritans and Other Rescuers: An Economic Study of Law and Altruism

NBER Working Paper No. w0227
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 29 Jun 2004
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 69 (266,174)
Citation 19

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Intelligence Failures: An Organizational Economics Perspective

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5186
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Sep 2005
Luis Garicano and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 55 (298,757)
Citation 4

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Organizational economics, intelligence reform, war on terrorism

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Law and Economics in Common-Law, Civil-Law, and Developing Nations

Ratio Juris, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 66-79, March 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Jul 2004
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
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Micro-Symposium: Richard Posner's 'What is Obviously Wrong with the Federal Judiciary'

20 Green Bag 2d 81 (2016)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, SUNY Cortland, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, University of Chicago - Law School, Duke University School of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
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Kelsen, Schmitt, sovereignty, positivism, originalism, Potter Stewart, Warren Burger, ejusdem, generis, eiusdem, Latin, Loeb, jargon, headings, subheadings, Blaisdell, Brown, Obergefell, Anthony Kennedy, Regan, Lujan

An Economic Analysis of the Use of Citations in the Law

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 381-406, 2000
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School

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An Economic Analysis of the Use of Citations in the Law

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 2, Fall 2000
Posted: 07 Oct 2004
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School

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Cost-Benefit Analysis: Definition, Justification, and Comment on Conference Papers

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, Pt. 2, June 2000
Posted: 24 Jan 2001
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School

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ANTITRUST LAW, by Richard A. Posner

ANTITRUST LAW, by Richard A. Posner, University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming
Posted: 08 Jan 2001
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School

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Is the Ninth Circuit Too Large? A Statistical Study of Judicial Quality

Journal of Legal Studies, Pt. 1, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2000
Posted: 02 Aug 2000
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School

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Creating and Enforcing Norms, With Special Reference to Sanctions

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 19, Issue 3, September 1999
Posted: 12 May 2000
Richard A. Posner and Eric Bennett Rasmusen
University of Chicago Law School and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

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