Essays in Law and Economics

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Title: Essays in Law and Economics
Author: Yang, Crystal Siming
Citation: Yang, Crystal Siming. 2013. Essays in Law and Economics. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: This dissertation consists of three papers relating to the field of Law and Economics. The first two papers examine the impact of increased judicial discretion on both racial disparities and inter-judge disparities in the federal criminal justice system. The third paper analyzes the effects of OSHA programs on workplace safety, wages, and employment. The common thread throughout this work is a focus on how legal actors and institutions affect substantive outcomes of individuals.
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