Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Law & Economics Working Papers

Abstract

This paper examines the use of citations analysis as an empirical tool for understanding aspects of the legal system and for improving the performance of the system. Emphasis is laid on the use of such analysis as a means to evaluate courts and judges (and therefore as judicial-management tool), to test hypotheses about judicial behavior, and to evaluate and improve legal scholarship. It is argued that economic models, particularly of reputation and of human capital, can frame and guide the use of citiations analysis in law.

Number

226

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