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The Comparative Law and Economics of Judicial Councils

41 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2008  

Nuno M. Garoupa

Texas A&M University School of Law; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School

Abstract

In recent decades, many countries around the world have institutionalized judicial councils, institutions designed to enhance judicial independence and accountability. Our paper, the first comparative inquiry into this phenomenon, has two aims. First, we provide an economic theory of the formation of judicial councils and identify some of the dimensions along which they differ. Second, we discuss the national experience of several legal systems in light of our theory.

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Garoupa, Nuno M. and Ginsburg, Tom, The Comparative Law and Economics of Judicial Councils. Berkley Journal of International Law (BJIL), 2008; U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-036. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1299887

Nuno M. Garoupa (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law ( email )

Lisboa
Portugal

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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