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Steven Shavell Article Collection

The American Law and Economics Association awarded Steven Shavell the 2014 Ronald H. Coase medal in recognition of his major contributions in the field of law and economics. We've pulled together articles Professor Shavell has published in law and economics titles published by Oxford University Press, including American Law and Economics Review , Journal of Legal Analysis , the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization , and the Quarterly Journal of Economics . For a limited time, his articles are all free to read online. To start reading, simply click the title of the paper below.

Risk Aversion and the Desirability of Attenuated Legal Change
Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(2014) doi: 10.1093/aler/ahu001

Mandatory Versus Voluntary Disclosure of Product Risks
A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(2012) 28 (2): 360-379

Should Copyright of Academic Works be Abolished?
Steven Shavell
Journal of Legal Analysis
(2010) 2 (1): 301-358

Optimal Discretion in the Application of Rules
Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(2007) 9 (1): 175-194

On the Writing and the Interpretation of Contracts
Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(2006) 22 (2): 289-314

Law versus Morality as Regulators of Conduct
Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(2002) 4 (2): 227-257

On the Superiority of Corrective Taxes to Quantity Regulation
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(2002) 4 (1): 1-17

The Fairness of Sanctions: Some Implications for Optimal Enforcement Policy
A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(2000) 2 (2): 223-237

The Conflict Between Notions of Fairness and the Pareto Principle
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
American Law and Economics Review
(1999) 1 (1): 63-77

Should Liability Be Based on the Harm to the Victim or the Gain to the Injurer?
A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(1994) 10 (2): 427-437

Private versus Socially Optimal Provision of Ex Ante Legal Advice
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(1992) 8 (2): 306-320

Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley v. Baxendale
Lucian Ayre Bebchuk and Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(1991) 7 (2): 284-312

Legal Error, Litigation, and the Incentive to Obey the Law
A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell
The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
(1989) 5 (1): 99-108

The Design of Contracts and Remedies for Breach
Steven Shavell
The Quarterly Journal of Economics
(1984) 99 (1): 121-148

On Moral Hazard and Insurance
Steven Shavell
The Quarterly Journal of Economics
(1979) 93 (4): 541-562

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