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A Pox on Both Your Houses
(Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, 2013)
As Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins celebrates its 75th anniversary, it is becoming more apparent that it is on a collision course with itself. The Court keeps trying – and failing – to sort out the tensions within the Erie ...
Judges and Their Emotions
(Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2013)
This article has briefly set forth the fundamental flaws in the ideal of judicial dispassion, made the case that judges are best advised to engage with rather than suppress their emotions, and demonstrated how taking such ...
Using Data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to Estimate the "value of a statistical life"
(Monthly Labor Review, 2013)
The advent of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has enabled researchers to reduce measurement error in fatality rate estimates; in turn, estimates of the “value of a statistical life” that are based on labor market ...