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Skin-Tone Effects among African Americans: Perceptions and Reality
(American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2006)
It is commonly assumed that lighter skinned African Americans receive preferential treatment over darker skinned counterparts. Using individual data from three sources, this paper examines the influence of skin tone on ...
Tort Liability Litigation Costs for Commercial Claims
(American Law and Economics Review, 2007)
This article analyzes tort liability litigation costs using the Texas Department of Insurance Commercial Liability Insurance Closed Claim database for the years 1988–2004. Insurer costs to defend claims in which a suit was ...
An Empirical Assessment of Early Offer Reform for Medical Malpractice
(Journal of Legal Studies, 2007)
The early offer reform proposal for medical malpractice provides an option for claimants to receive prompt payment of all their net economic losses and reasonable attorney fees. Using a large sample of closed individual ...