Update (June 26, 2020) — I will be updating this page during the month of July.

Here is a small sample of my scholarly papers:


Gödel’s Loophole: Recursion and the Law, forthcoming, Kindle Direct.

Buy or Bite?, in G. Whitman & J. Dow, editors, Economics of the UndeadRowman & Littlefield (2014), pp. 123-129. (Featured on Freakonomics here and Economics of the Undead here.)

El ajedrez in Blade Runner: lecciones de la Partida Inmortal, in D. Nina, editor, Blade Runner: memoria, vigilancia y el sujeto desechable, Ediciones Callejón (2008), pp. 105-130.


Why Don’t Juries Try Range Voting?Criminal Law Bulletin, forthcoming.

Modelling the Coase TheoremEuropean Journal of Legal Studies , vol. 5, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2012/13), pp.139-157.

The Turing Test and the Legal ProcessInformation & Communications Technology Law, vol. 21, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 113-126 (lead article).

A Bayesian Model of the Litigation GameEuropean Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2011), pp. 220-240.


Does the Prisoner’s Dilemma Refute the Coase Theorem?, with Orlando I Martínez-García, John Marshall Law Review, vol. 47, no. 2 (in press).

Visualizing Probabilistic ProofWashington University Jurisprudence Review, vol. 7, no. 1 (in press).

Gödel’s LoopholeCapital University Law Review, vol. 43, no. 3 (Summer 2013), pp. 637-673. (Featured on Hacker News here and io9 here.)


Bayesian Manipulation of Litigation Outcomes?, a tentative critique of Emir Kamenica and Matthew Gentzkow’s 2011 AER paper Bayesian Persuasion (June 2014).

The Poker-Litigation Game, a probabilistic model of the litigation process (December 2012).

The Evolution of a Latino Law Professor, my intellectual autobiography (last revised January 2011). A previous version of this paper was published in the Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, vol. 65, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2004), pp. 55-73.


The Evolutionary Path of the LawIndonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 1, no. 3 (July 2014), pp. 878-890, review of Ullica Segerstråle, Nature’s Oracle: The Life and Work of W. D. Hamilton, Oxford U Press (2013).

A Beautiful Life: Some Lessons for Legal ScholarsMississippi College Law Review, vol. 32, no. 3 (2014), pp. 495-501, review of Jeremy Adelman, Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Princeton U Press (2013).


Time-Travel Thought ExperimentScience, vol. 341 (5 July 2013), pp. 28-29.

Is Stare Decisis a Sand Castle?Arizona State Law Journal (1 October 2012).

Public Trust Doctrine: Too Broad?Science, vol. 326 (2 October 2009), pp. 45-46.

(Image below courtesy of Giovanni Parmigiani.)

Hey, where did you get your priors?

5 Responses to Research

  1. enrique says:

    Enrique will post more of his papers in the coming weeks …

  2. Jonathan O'Donnell says:

    Hi Enrique

    When you crowdfund the Litigation Game boardgame, let me know. I’d fund that. 🙂

    Thanks for subscribing to The Research Whisperer.


  3. Eva Graham says:

    Hello Professor
    I was drawn to your work The Parable of the Prisoners because of my interest in cooperation among litigating parties. Your piece was insightful and worthy of praise for its historical context, and despite some complexities in the subject matter, you were able to provide an easy to understand format to grasp the far-reaching tentacles of the “Parable of the Prisoners” model.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your upcoming posts.


    • enrique says:

      Thanks Eva! I see civil and criminal litigation as a “war of attrition” or “mixed-motive game” (to borrow Thomas Schelling’s term) in which, although the economic interests of the opposing parties are in conflict, there is a lot of room for cooperation.

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