Meaningful Tort Reform: A Public Choice Analysis

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Todd J. Zywicki

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Jeremy Kidd

Drake University - Law School

Date Written: February 11, 2010

Abstract

Using public choice tools, this article examines why tort reform is necessary but also elusive. Identifying the demand-side and supply-side forces that have caused tort law to evolve away from efficient rules, the article shows why the courts are an unlikely venue for meaningful tort reform. Turning to the legislature, the article identifies the necessary conditions for successful tort reform efforts.

Suggested Citation

Zywicki, Todd J. and Kidd, Jeremy, Meaningful Tort Reform: A Public Choice Analysis (February 11, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2273943

Todd J. Zywicki

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School ( email )

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Jeremy Kidd (Contact Author)

Drake University - Law School ( email )

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