Are Babies Efficient?

3 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2005


This two-page essay is an empirical study of a one-year-old child, observed within the frame of the question asked by the title. Although unlarded with citation to published authority, the essay effectively encompasses some of the most cited economically oriented tests for tort liability. Concluding that the answer to the question in the title is yes, the writer poses a final, philosophical issue.

Keywords: torts, jurisprudence, economic analysis

Suggested Citation

Shapo, Marshall S., Are Babies Efficient?. Available at SSRN:

Marshall S. Shapo (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

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