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2021       “Legal Markets” Journal of Economic Literature (forthcoming)

2020       Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a  Complex Global Economy (Oxford University Press, Paperback edition with a new Foreword)

2019       “Towards Effective Value Alignment in AI: From “Should” to “How”in AI Governance in 2019 - A Year in Review: Observations from 50 Global Experts, Shanghai Institute for Science of Science pp. 19-20

2019       “Striking a Match, Not a Pose, for Access to Justice” Fordham Law Review Online pp. 160-161

2019       “Incomplete Contracts and the AI Alignment Problem” (with Dylan Hadfield-Menell). Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI Ethics and Society (2019), pp. 417-422.

2019       “Legible Normativity for AI Alignment: The Value of Silly Rules” (with Dylan Hadfield-Menell and McKane Andrus) Proceedings of the AAAI/ ACM Conference on AI Ethics and Society (2019), pp. 115-121.

2019       “More Markets, More Justice” Daedalus Vol. 148, pp. 37-48.

2018       “What’s Different About Law? A Response to Omri Ben-Shahar, “The Paradox of Access Justice, and Its Application to Mandatory Arbitration” University of Chicago Law Review Online Vol 86:19, pp. 19-33

2018       “Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?” (with Barry Weingast) in Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartz (eds.) Privatization: NOMOS LX, NYU Press.

2017       Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy Oxford University Press

2017       “The Problem of Social Order:  What Should We Count as Law?” Journal of Law and Social Inquiry Vol. 41, pp. 16-27

2016       “Scaffolding:  Using Formal Contracts to Build Informal Relations to Support Innovation.” (with Iva Bozovic) Wisconsin Law Review Vol. 2016, pp. 981-1032.

2016       “How to Regulate Legal Services to Promote Access, Innovation, and the Quality of Lawyering.” (with Deborah Rhode).  Hastings Law Journal Vol 67, pp. 1191-1223.

2016    “Life in the Law-Thick World:  The Legal Resource Landscape for Ordinary Americans.” (with Jamie Heine).  In S. Estreicher and J Radice (eds.) Beyond Elite Law:  Access to Civil Justice in America (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press).2015      “Building Legal Order in Ancient Athens.”  (with Federica Carugati and Barry Weingast) Journal of Legal Analysis Vol. 7, pp. 291-324.

2014      “Microfoundations of the Rule of Law.” (with Barry Weingast) Annual Review of Political Science Vol. 17, pp. 21-42.

2014      “Constitutions as Coordinating Devices.” (with Barry Weingast) S. Galiani and I. Sened (eds.) Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth: The Legacy of Douglass North. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

2014      “Innovating to Improve Access: Changing the Way Courts Regulate Legal Markets.” Daedalus Vol 143, pp. 83-95.

2013      “Democracy, Courts and the Information Order.” (with Dan Ryan) European Journal of Sociology Vol 54, pp. 67-95.

2013      “Law without the State:  Legal Attributes and the Coordination of Decentralized Collective Punishment.” (with Barry Weingast) Journal of Law and Courts Vol. 1, pp. 3-34.

2011      “The Dynamic Quality of Law:  Judicial Incentives, Legal Human Capital and the Adaptation of Law.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 79, pp. 80-94.

2011      “Equipping the Garage Guys in Law.”  Maryland Law Review Vol 70, pp. 484-498.

2011      Rules for Growth:  Promoting Innovation and Growth Through Legal Reform (with R. Litan, et al: The Kauffman Foundation Task Force on Law, Innovation and Growth) Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

2008      “Legal Barriers to Innovation: The Growing Economic Cost of Professional Control over Corporate Legal Markets.” Stanford Law Review Vol. 60pp. 1689-1732; Reprinted in Regulation Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 14-21

2008      “Framing the Choice between Cash and the Courthouse:  Experiences with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.” Law & Society Review Vol. 42, pp. 645-682

2008      “The Levers of Legal Design:  Institutional Determinants of the Quality of Law. Journal of Comparative Economics Vol. 36, pp. 43-73

2006      “On Public versus Private Provision of Corporate Law.” (with Eric Talley) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization Vol. 22, pp. 414-441

2005      “Exploring Economic and Democratic Theories of Litigation:  Differences between Individual and Organizational Litigants in the Disposition of Federal Civil Cases.” Stanford Law Review Vol. 57, pp. 1275-1327

2005      “Feminism, Fairness and Welfare:  An Invitation to Feminist Law and Economics.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science Vol. 1, pp. 285-306.  Reprinted in Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams (eds.) Fairness in Law and Economics.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar (2014)

2005      “The Many Legal Institutions that Support Contractual Commitment.” in Claude Menard and Mary Shirley (eds.) Handbook of New Institutional Economics. Netherlands: Kluwer. pp. 175-203

2004      “Where Have All the Trials Gone?  Settlements, Non-trial Adjudications and Statistical Artifacts in the Changing Disposition of Federal Civil Cases.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Vol. 1, pp. 705-734

2004      “Delivering Legality on the Internet: Developing Principles for the Private Provision of Commercial Law.American Law and Economics Review Vol. 6, pp.154-184

1999      “A Coordination Model of the Sexual Division of Labor.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 40, pp. 125-153

1998      “Information-Based Principles for Rethinking Consumer Protection Policy” (with Robert Howse and Michael Trebilcock). Journal of Consumer Policy Vol. 21, pp.131-169

1996      “Rational Women:  A Test for Sex-Based Harassment.”  California Law Review Vol. 83, pp. 1151-1189

1994      “Judicial Competence and the Interpretation of Incomplete Contracts.”  Journal of Legal Studies Vol. 23, pp. 159 – 184

1992      “Bias in the Evolution of Legal Rules.” Georgetown Law Journal Vol. 80, pp. 583-616; excerpted in Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt and Thomas S. Ulen (eds.) A Law and Economics Anthology (1998) and reprinted in Paul H. Rubin (ed.) The Evolution of Efficient Common Law (2007), pp.249-282

1991      “Credible Spatial Preemption through Franchising.” RAND Journal of Economics Vol. 22, pp. 531-543

1990   “Problematic Relations: Franchising and the Law of Incomplete Contracts.” Stanford Law Review Vol. 42, pp. 927-992; excerpted in Richard Craswell and Alan Schwartz (eds.) Foundations of Contract Law (1994), pp.203-210