Posner RA "An Economic Analysis of the Use of Citations in the Law " American Law and Economics Review 2:381 (2000).
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TITLE : An Economic Analysis of the Use of Citations in the Law
SOURCE: American Law and Economics Review 2:381 (2000).
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 a
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 citations analysis in law.
In 2001, Judge Richard A. Posner published a book called "Public
Intellectuals: A study of decline" Harvard University Press.
Information on this book was posted to the SIG-Metrics on December 20, 2002
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Judge Posner is also the author of a Citation Classic Commentary ...
CITATION CLASSIC - ECONOMIC-ANALYSIS OF LAW
Current Contents /Social and Behavioral Science (49): 20-20 1985
There is a delightful interview with Judge Posner by Larissa MacFarquhar.
which appeared in The New Yorker. Dec 10, 2001
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