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Full Name Shavell, Steven
University/Affiliation Harvard Law School
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1,392 182
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2,275 48
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290 30
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Strict Liability Versus Negligence [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (January 1980), pp. 1-26
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
9 J. Legal Stud. 1 (January 1980)
Cited by 403 Articles
Accessed 93 Times
Fairness Versus Welfare [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 114, Issue 4 (February 2001), pp. 961-1389
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
114 Harv. L. Rev. 961 (February 2001)
Cited by 353 Articles
Accessed 191 Times
Punitive Damages: An Economic Analysis [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 111, Issue 4 (February 1998), pp. 869-962
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
111 Harv. L. Rev. 869 (1997-1998)
Cited by 282 Articles
Accessed 61 Times
Why the Legal System Is Less Efficient than the Income Tax in Redistributing Income [article]
Journal of Legal Studies , Vol. 23, Issue 2 (June 1994), pp. 667-682
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
23 J. Legal Stud. 667 (1994)
Cited by 281 Articles
Accessed 45 Times
Property Rules Versus Liability Rules: An Economic Analysis [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 109, Issue 4 (February 1996), pp. 713-790
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
109 Harv. L. Rev. 713 (1995-1996)
Cited by 278 Articles
Accessed 65 Times
Suit, Settlement, and Trial: A Theoretical Analysis under Alternative Methods for the Allocation of Legal Costs [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (January 1982), pp. 55-82
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
11 J. Legal Stud. 55 (1982)
Cited by 254 Articles
Accessed 13 Times
Criminal Law and the Optimal Use of Nonmonetary Sanctions As a Deterrent [article]
Columbia Law Review, Vol. 85, Issue 6 (October 1985), pp. 1232-1262
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
85 Colum. L. Rev. 1232 (October 1985)
Cited by 191 Articles
Accessed 69 Times
Liability for Harm versus Regulation of Safety [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (June 1984), pp. 357-374
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
13 J. Legal Stud. 357 (1984)
Cited by 189 Articles
Accessed 66 Times
Rewards versus Intellectual Property Rights [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 44, Issue 2 - Part 1 (October 2001), pp. 525-548
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times); Van Ypersele, Tanguy (Cited 146 times)
44 J.L. & Econ. 525 (2001)
Cited by 146 Articles
Accessed 34 Times
An Analysis of Causation and the Scope of Liability in the Law of Torts [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 3 (June 1980), pp. 463-516
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
9 J. Legal Stud. 463 (June 1980)
Cited by 142 Articles
Accessed 22 Times
The Fundamental Divergence between the Private and the Social Motive to Use the Legal System [comments]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 2 - Part 2 (June 1997), pp. 575-612
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
26 J. Legal Stud. 575 (1997)
Cited by 125 Articles
Accessed 32 Times
The Social versus the Private Incentive to Bring Suit in a Costly Legal System [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 2 (June 1982), pp. 333-340
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
11 J. Legal Stud. 333 (1982)
Cited by 100 Articles
Accessed 31 Times
Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Economic Analysis [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (January 1995), pp. 1-28
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
24 J. Legal Stud. 1 (1995)
Cited by 93 Articles
Accessed 69 Times
Should Legal Rules Favor the Poor - Clarifying the Role of Legal Rules and the Income Tax in Redistributing Income [comments]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 29, Issue 2 - Part 1 (June 2000), pp. 821-836
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
29 J. Legal Stud. 821 (2000)
Cited by 89 Articles
Accessed 15 Times
When Are Shareholder Suits in Shareholder Interests [article]
Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 82, Issue 5 (June 1994), pp. 1733-1780
Kraakman, Reinier (Cited 2589 times); Park, Hyun (Cited 86 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
82 Geo. L.J. 1733 (1993-1994)
Cited by 86 Articles
Accessed 46 Times
The Uneasy Case for Product Liability [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 123, Issue 6 (April 2010), pp. 1437-1493
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
123 Harv. L. Rev. 1437 (2009-2010)
Cited by 76 Articles
Accessed 79 Times
Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley v. Baxendale [article]
Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (Fall 1991), pp. 284-312
Bebchuk, Lucian Ayre (Cited 110 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
7 J. L. Econ. & Org. 284 (1991)
Cited by 74 Articles
Accessed 4 Times
Any Frequency of Plaintiff Victory at Trial Is Possible [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 25, Issue 2 (June 1996), pp. 493-502
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
25 J. Legal Stud. 493 (1996)
Cited by 64 Articles
Accessed 12 Times
Do Liability Rules Facilitate Bargaining--A Reply to Ayres and Talley [comments]
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 105, Issue 1 (October 1995), pp. 221-234
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
105 Yale L.J. 221 (October 1995)
Cited by 63 Articles
Accessed 4 Times
Accuracy in the Determination of Liability [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 37, Issue 1 (April 1994), pp. 1-16
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
37 J.L. & Econ. 1 (1994)
Cited by 54 Articles
Accessed 9 Times
Uncertainty over Causation and the Determination of Civil Liability [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 28, Issue 3 (October 1985), pp. 587-610
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
28 J.L. & Econ. 587 (1985)
Cited by 51 Articles
Accessed 16 Times
On the Disutility and Discounting of Imprisonment and the Theory of Deterrence [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, Issue 1 (January 1999), pp. 1-16
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
28 J. Legal Stud. 1 (1999)
Cited by 50 Articles
Accessed 10 Times
Contribution and Claim Reduction among Antitrust Defendants: An Economic Analysis [article]
Stanford Law Review, Vol. 33, Issue 3 (February 1981), pp. 447-472
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
33 Stan. L. Rev. 447 (February 1981)
Cited by 48 Articles
Accessed 2 Times
Legal Advice about Contemplated Acts: The Decision to Obtain Advice, Its Social Desirability, and Protection of Confidentiality [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 1 (January 1988), pp. 123-150
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
17 J. Legal Stud. 123 (1988)
Cited by 41 Articles
Accessed 4 Times
Accuracy in the Assessment of Damages [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 39, Issue 1 (April 1996), pp. 191-210
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
39 J.L. & Econ. 191 (1996)
Cited by 38 Articles
Accessed 17 Times
Is Breach of Contract Immoral [comments]
Emory Law Journal, Vol. 56, Issue 2 (2006), pp. 439-460
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
56 Emory L.J. 439 (2006-2007)
Cited by 38 Articles
Accessed 19 Times
The Optimal Structure of Law Enforcement [comments]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 36, Issue 1 - Part 2 (April 1993), pp. 255-288
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
36 J.L. & Econ. 255 (1993)
Cited by 37 Articles
Accessed 56 Times
Enforcement Costs and the Optimal Magnitude and Probability of Fines [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (April 1992), pp. 133-148
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
35 J.L. & Econ. 133 (1992)
Cited by 36 Articles
Accessed 17 Times
Deterrence and the Punishment of Attempts [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 19, Issue 2 - Part 1 (June 1990), pp. 435-466
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
19 J. Legal Stud. 435 (1990)
Cited by 35 Articles
Accessed 12 Times
Legal Error, Litigation, and the Incentive to Obey the Law [article]
Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Spring 1989), pp. 99-108
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
5 J. L. Econ. & Org. 99 (1989)
Cited by 33 Articles
Accessed 7 Times
Economic Analysis of Threats and Their Illegality: Blackmail, Extortion, and Robbery [article]
University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 141, Issue 5 (May 1993), pp. 1877-1904
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
141 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1877 (1992-1993)
Cited by 33 Articles
Accessed 3 Times
Liability and the Incentive to Obtain Information about Risk [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 21, Issue 2 (June 1992), pp. 259-270
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
21 J. Legal Stud. 259 (1992)
Cited by 31 Articles
Accessed 8 Times
On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantify Regulation [article]
American Law and Economics Review , Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Spring 2002), pp. 1-17
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
4 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 1 (2002)

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Specific Performance versus Damages for Breach of Contract: An Economic Analysis [article]
Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, Issue 4 (March 2006), pp. 831-876
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
84 Tex. L. Rev. 831 (2005-2006)
Cited by 29 Articles
Accessed 80 Times
An Economic Analysis of Altruism and Deferred Gifts [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 20, Issue 2 (June 1991), pp. 401-422
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
20 J. Legal Stud. 401 (1991)
Cited by 27 Articles
Accessed 13 Times
Why Breach of Contract May Not Be Immoral Given the Incompleteness of Contracts [article]
Michigan Law Review, Vol. 107, Issue 8 (June 2009), pp. 1569-1582
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
107 Mich. L. Rev. 1569 (2008-2009)
Cited by 26 Articles
Accessed 9 Times
Law versus Morality as Regulatory of Conduct [article]
American Law and Economics Review , Vol. 4, Issue 2 (Fall 2002), pp. 227-257
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
4 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 227 (2002)

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Should Liability Be Based on the Harm to the Victim or the Gain to the Injurer [article]
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 10, Issue 2 (October 1994), pp. 427-437
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
10 J. L. Econ. & Org. 427 (1994)
Cited by 22 Articles
Accessed 15 Times
Private versus Socially Optimal Provision of Ex Ante Legal Advice [article]
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (April 1992), pp. 306-320
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
8 J. L. Econ. & Org. 306 (1992)
Cited by 22 Articles
Accessed 3 Times
Notions of Fairness versus the Pareto Principle: On the Role of Logical Consistency [article]
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 110, Issue 2 (November 2000), pp. 237-250
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
110 Yale L.J. 237 (2000-2001)
Cited by 21 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
Torts in Which Victim and Injurer Act Sequentially [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 26, Issue 3 (October 1983), pp. 589-612
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
26 J.L. & Econ. 589 (1983)
Cited by 21 Articles
Accessed 34 Times
Fairness Versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principles, Preferences, and Distributive Justice [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 32, Issue 1 (January 2003), pp. 331-362
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
32 J. Legal Stud. 331 (2003)
Cited by 21 Articles
Accessed 15 Times
On the Writing and the Interpretation of Contracts [article]
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization , Vol. 22, Issue 2 (October 2006), pp. 289-314
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
22 J. L. Econ. & Org. 289 (2006)

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The Conflict between Notions of Fairness and the Pareto Principle [article]
American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 1, Issues 1 & 2 (Fall 1999), pp. 63-77
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4012 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
1 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 63 (Fall 1999)

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A Simple Proposal to Halve Litigation Costs [comments]
Virginia Law Review, Vol. 91, Issue 7 (November 2005), pp. 1721-1736
Rosenberg, David (Cited 1481 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
91 Va. L. Rev. 1721 (November 2005)
Cited by 20 Articles
Accessed 7 Times
On Optimal Legal Change, Past Behavior, and Grandfathering [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 37, Issue 1 (January 2008), pp. 37-86
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
37 J. Legal Stud. 37 (2008)
Cited by 18 Articles
Accessed 9 Times
On the Design of the Appeals Process: The Optimal Use of Discretionary Review versus Direct Appeal [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 39, Issue 1 (January 2010), pp. 63-108
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
39 J. Legal Stud. 63 (2010)
Cited by 12 Articles
Accessed 6 Times
Contractual Holdup and Legal Intervention [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 36, Issue 2 (June 2007), pp. 325-354
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
36 J. Legal Stud. 325 (June 2007)
Cited by 10 Articles
Accessed 4 Times
Reconsidering Contractual Liability and the Incentive to Reveal Information [article]
Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, Issue 6 (July 1999), pp. 1615-1628
Bebchuk, Lucian Arye (Cited 4164 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
51 Stan. L. Rev. 1615 (1998-1999)
Cited by 9 Articles
Accessed 3 Times
The Fairness of Sanctions: Some Implications for Optimal Enforcement Policy [article]
American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2000), pp. 223-237
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
2 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 223 (2000)

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Suit versus Settlement When Parties Seek Nonmonetary Judgments [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 1 (January 1993), pp. 1-14
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
22 J. Legal Stud. 1 (1993)
Cited by 6 Articles
Accessed 1 Times
Optimal Discretion in the Application of Rules [article]
American Law and Economics Review , Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 175-194
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
9 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 175 (2007)

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A Fundamental Enforcement Cost Advantage of the Negligence Rule over Regulation [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 42, Issue 2 (June 2013), pp. 275-302
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
42 J. Legal Stud. 275 (2013)

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Should Copyright of Academic Works be Abolished [article]
Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 301-[ii]
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
2 J. Legal Analysis 301 (Spring 2010)
Cited by 5 Articles
Accessed 11 Times
On the Proper Magnitude of Punitive Damages: Mathias v. Accor Economy Lodging, Inc. [comments]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 120, Issue 5 (March 2007), pp. 1223-1227
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
120 Harv. L. Rev. 1223 (March 2007)
Cited by 5 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
A Skeptical Attitude about Product Liability is Justified: A Reply to Professors Goldberg and Zipursky [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 123, Issue 8 (June 2010), pp. 1949-1968
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
123 Harv. L. Rev. 1949 (2009-2010)
Cited by 5 Articles
Accessed 10 Times
The Appeals Process and Adjudicator Incentives [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (January 2006), pp. 1-30
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
35 J. Legal Stud. 1 (2006)
Cited by 3 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
Mandatory versus Voluntary Disclosure of Product Risks [article]
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 28, Issue 2 (June 2012), pp. 360-380
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1199 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
28 J. L. Econ. & Org. 360 (2012)

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Corrective Taxation versus Liability as a Solution to the Problem of Harmful Externalities [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 54, Issue 4 - Part 2 (November 2011), pp. S249-S266
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
54 J.L. & Econ. S249 (2011)
Risk Aversion and the Desirability of Attenuated Legal Change [article]
American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2 (Fall 2014), pp. 366-402
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
16 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 366 (2014)

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Should BP Be Liable for Economic Losses Due to the Moratorium on Oil Drilling Imposed after the Deepwater Horizon Accident [article]
Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, Issue 6 (November 2011), pp. 1993-2008
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
64 Vand. L. Rev. 1993 (2011)
Cited by 1 Articles
Accessed 10 Times
Eminent Domain versus Government Purchase of Land Given Imperfect Information about Owners' Valuations [article]
Journal of Law & Economics , Vol. 53, Issue 1 (February 2010), pp. 1-28
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
53 J.L. & Econ. 1 (2010)
Cited by 1 Articles
Accessed 16 Times
When is Compliance with the Law Socially Desirable [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 1 (January 2012), pp. 1-36
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times)
41 J. Legal Stud. 1 (2012)

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A New Publisher [editorial]
Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2011), pp. [i]-[ii]
Ramseyer, J. Mark (Cited 739 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4222 times); Jackson, Rhodri
3 J. Legal Analysis [i] (2011)