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Civil Rights, Employment, and Race  

Brendan O'Flaherty

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Why are there civil rights laws? What should their scope and coverage be? What are their weaknesses? How can they be improved? In answering these questions, I concentrate on employment and ... More

Constitutional Transparency  

Richard J. Sweeney

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Oct 2014
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Dec 2014
For economics, finance, and business purposes, constitutional transparency largely means predictability. Decisions to change a constitution can result in type I errors—accepting changes ... More

Contracting  

Brit Grosskopf

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article investigates the relationship between formal contracts and trust. The results from Grosskopf and Roth (2009) reveal that experimental investigations of contract design ideally need to be ... More

Deontological Morality and Economic Analysis of Law  

Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Welfare economics—the normative branch of economics—is a consequentialist moral theory. Unlike deontological morality, at least in its basic form it attributes no intrinsic value to ... More

Economists’ Odd Stand on the Positive–Normative Distinction: A Behavioral Economics View  

John B. Davis

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Apr 2016
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Aug 2014
This chapter examines economists’ indefensible attachment to the positive–normative distinction, and suggests a behavioral economics explanation of their behavior on the subject. It traces ... More

Family and Household Economics  

Amy Wax

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
The past decade has seen a dramatic surge in women entering the labor force, accompanied by significant changes in gender roles within the family, the workplace, and society as a whole. ... More

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