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Choosing Expensive Tastes
(Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge, 2007)
Expensive tastes play an important role in contemporary theories of distributive justice. In particular, some suggest that individuals are not entitled to compensation for low well-being that is attributable to expensive ...
Taxation and Redistribution: Some Clarifications
(Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 2007)
This essay revisits certain basic features of tax systems as they relate to redistribution. It focuses on how the actual differences between proportional and graduated taxes with regard to redistribution diverge in important ...
Burden of Proof
(Yale Law School, 2012)
The burden of proof is a central feature of all systems of adjudication, yet one that has been subject to little normative analysis. This Article examines how strong evidence should have to be in order to assign liability ...
(Harvard University, Harvard Law School, 2013)
Legal proceedings often involve multiple stages: U.S. civil litigation allows motions to dismiss and for summary judgment prior to trial; government agencies as well as prosecutors employ investigative and screening processes ...
The Value of a Statistical Life and the Coefficient of Relative Risk Aversion
(Springer Verlag, 2005)
Individuals’ risk preferences are estimated and employed in a variety of settings, notably including choices in financial, labor, and product markets. Recent work, especially in financial economics, provides estimates of ...
Fairness versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice
(University of Chicago Press, 2003)
In Fairness versus Welfare, we advance the thesis that social policies should be assessed entirely on the basis of their effects on individuals’ well‐being. This thesis implies that no independent weight should be accorded ...
Should Legal Rules Favor the Poor? Clarifying the Role of Legal Rules and the Income Tax in Redistributing Income
(University of Chicago Press, 2000)
In our 1994 article in this Journal, we demonstrated that legal rules should not be adjusted to disfavor the rich and favor the poor in order to redistribute income, because the income tax and transfer system is a more ...
Accuracy in the Determination of Liability
(University of Chicago Press, 1994)
No abstract provided.
Private versus Social Costs in Bringing Suit
(University of Chicago Press, 1986)
No abstract provided.
Moral Rules, the Moral Sentiments, and Behavior: Toward a Theory of an Optimal Moral System
(University of Chicago Press, 2007)
How should moral sanctions and moral rewards—the moral sentiments involving feelings of guilt and of virtue—be employed to govern individuals’ behavior if the objective is to maximize social welfare? In the model that we ...