Biasing, Debiasing, and the Law
37 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Date Written: February 11, 2013
In this essay, we build on the existing literature on the use of legal strategies for addressing problems of biased judgment and behavior, exploring how heuristics and biases may be exploited to foster efficiency in the presence of other incentive alignment problems. We also introduce two new categories: the hitherto unnoticed counterparts to debiasing and insulating strategies, which we will call "benevolent biasing," and "cognitive leveraging" strategies.
Keywords: benevolent biasing, insulating strategies, cognitive leveraging
JEL Classification: D03, D60, K00
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