The Economics of Prosecutors

ECONOMICS AND CRIMINAL LAW, A. Harel, K. Hylton, eds., Edward Elgar 2012

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS11-35

22 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2011

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Nuno Garoupa

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: September 16, 2011

Abstract

This article summarizes the comparative law and economics literature on the behavior of prosecutors. We propose that relevant differences concerning prosecutorial functions across the world deserve more serious consideration by law and economics. We start by looking at preferences and how they interact with institutional determinants. We also discuss the different existing models of prosecution agencies.

Suggested Citation

Garoupa, Nuno, The Economics of Prosecutors (September 16, 2011). ECONOMICS AND CRIMINAL LAW, A. Harel, K. Hylton, eds., Edward Elgar 2012 ; Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS11-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928968

Nuno Garoupa (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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