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Full Name Shavell, Steven
University/Affiliation Harvard Law School
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1,388 181
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2,305 46
Cited by Articles (Past 1-2 years)
299 32
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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 4256 times)
9 J. Legal Stud. 1 (January 1980)
Cited by 408 Articles
Accessed 91 Times
Fairness Versus Welfare [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 114, Issue 4 (February 2001), pp. 961-1389
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
114 Harv. L. Rev. 961 (February 2001)
Cited by 357 Articles
Accessed 186 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
109 Harv. L. Rev. 713 (1995-1996)
Cited by 283 Articles
Accessed 66 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
23 J. Legal Stud. 667 (1994)
Cited by 282 Articles
Accessed 44 Times
Punitive Damages: An Economic Analysis [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 111, Issue 4 (February 1998), pp. 869-962
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
111 Harv. L. Rev. 869 (1997-1998)
Cited by 282 Articles
Accessed 63 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 4256 times)
11 J. Legal Stud. 55 (1982)
Cited by 254 Articles
Accessed 15 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 4256 times)
85 Colum. L. Rev. 1232 (October 1985)
Cited by 192 Articles
Accessed 70 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 4256 times)
13 J. Legal Stud. 357 (1984)
Cited by 191 Articles
Accessed 67 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 4256 times); Van Ypersele, Tanguy (Cited 146 times)
44 J.L. & Econ. 525 (2001)
Cited by 146 Articles
Accessed 32 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 4256 times)
9 J. Legal Stud. 463 (June 1980)
Cited by 145 Articles
Accessed 21 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 4256 times)
26 J. Legal Stud. 575 (1997)
Cited by 126 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 4256 times)
11 J. Legal Stud. 333 (1982)
Cited by 101 Articles
Accessed 30 Times
Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Economic Analysis [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (January 1995), pp. 1-28
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
24 J. Legal Stud. 1 (1995)
Cited by 94 Articles
Accessed 70 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 2599 times); Park, Hyun (Cited 86 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
82 Geo. L.J. 1733 (1993-1994)
Cited by 86 Articles
Accessed 47 Times
The Uneasy Case for Product Liability [article]
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 123, Issue 6 (April 2010), pp. 1437-1493
Polinsky, A. Mitchell (Cited 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
123 Harv. L. Rev. 1437 (2009-2010)
Cited by 76 Articles
Accessed 78 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 4256 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 4256 times)
25 J. Legal Stud. 493 (1996)
Cited by 64 Articles
Accessed 11 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
105 Yale L.J. 221 (October 1995)
Cited by 64 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
Accuracy in the Determination of Liability [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 37, Issue 1 (April 1994), pp. 1-16
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
37 J.L. & Econ. 1 (1994)
Cited by 54 Articles
Accessed 8 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 4256 times)
28 J.L. & Econ. 587 (1985)
Cited by 52 Articles
Accessed 15 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 4256 times)
17 J. Legal Stud. 123 (1988)
Cited by 41 Articles
Accessed 4 Times
Is Breach of Contract Immoral [comments]
Emory Law Journal, Vol. 56, Issue 2 (2006), pp. 439-460
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
56 Emory L.J. 439 (2006-2007)
Cited by 39 Articles
Accessed 19 Times
Accuracy in the Assessment of Damages [article]
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 39, Issue 1 (April 1996), pp. 191-210
Kaplow, Louis (Cited 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
39 J.L. & Econ. 191 (1996)
Cited by 38 Articles
Accessed 17 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 4256 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
35 J.L. & Econ. 133 (1992)
Cited by 36 Articles
Accessed 16 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 4256 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
5 J. L. Econ. & Org. 99 (1989)
Cited by 33 Articles
Accessed 9 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 4256 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 4256 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 4256 times)
84 Tex. L. Rev. 831 (2005-2006)
Cited by 30 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 4256 times)
20 J. Legal Stud. 401 (1991)
Cited by 27 Articles
Accessed 13 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 4256 times)
4 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 227 (2002)

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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 4256 times)
107 Mich. L. Rev. 1569 (2008-2009)
Cited by 26 Articles
Accessed 10 Times
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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
10 J. L. Econ. & Org. 427 (1994)
Cited by 23 Articles
Accessed 14 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 4256 times)
26 J.L. & Econ. 589 (1983)
Cited by 22 Articles
Accessed 34 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 4256 times)
22 J. L. Econ. & Org. 289 (2006)

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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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
8 J. L. Econ. & Org. 306 (1992)
Cited by 22 Articles
Accessed 3 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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
32 J. Legal Stud. 331 (2003)
Cited by 22 Articles
Accessed 14 Times
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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
1 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 63 (Fall 1999)

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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 4038 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
110 Yale L.J. 237 (2000-2001)
Cited by 21 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
A Simple Proposal to Halve Litigation Costs [comments]
Virginia Law Review, Vol. 91, Issue 7 (November 2005), pp. 1721-1736
Rosenberg, David (Cited 1493 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 4256 times)
37 J. Legal Stud. 37 (2008)
Cited by 19 Articles
Accessed 8 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 4256 times)
39 J. Legal Stud. 63 (2010)
Cited by 12 Articles
Accessed 7 Times
Contractual Holdup and Legal Intervention [article]
Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 36, Issue 2 (June 2007), pp. 325-354
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
36 J. Legal Stud. 325 (June 2007)
Cited by 10 Articles
Accessed 6 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 4170 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
2 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 223 (2000)

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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 4256 times)
9 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 175 (2007)

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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 4256 times)
22 J. Legal Stud. 1 (1993)
Cited by 6 Articles
Accessed 1 Times
Should Copyright of Academic Works be Abolished [article]
Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 301-[ii]
Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
2 J. Legal Analysis 301 (Spring 2010)
Cited by 5 Articles
Accessed 11 Times
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 4256 times)
42 J. Legal Stud. 275 (2013)

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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 4256 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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 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 4256 times)
35 J. Legal Stud. 1 (2006)
Cited by 3 Articles
Accessed 5 Times
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 4256 times)
54 J.L. & Econ. S249 (2011)
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 1205 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times)
28 J. L. Econ. & Org. 360 (2012)

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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 4256 times)
16 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 366 (2014)

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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 4256 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 4256 times)
41 J. Legal Stud. 1 (2012)

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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 4256 times)
64 Vand. L. Rev. 1993 (2011)
Cited by 1 Articles
Accessed 10 Times
A New Publisher [editorial]
Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2011), pp. [i]-[ii]
Ramseyer, J. Mark (Cited 741 times); Shavell, Steven (Cited 4256 times); Jackson, Rhodri
3 J. Legal Analysis [i] (2011)
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