This is just a partial listing of my research projects and is presented as follows: (1) works in progress, (2) books and book chapters, (3) papers about Bayes, (4) papers about Coase, (5) papers about constitutional law, (6) papers about teaching, (7) research papers posted on arXiv, (8) research papers posted on SSRN, (9) reviews, and (10) shorter works. (Updated: January of 2023.)
WORKS IN PROGRESS
- Truth Markets (available here via SSRN)
- Adam Smith in Paris, Part 1: First Impressions (available here via SSRN)
- Adam Smith in Paris, Part II: Through the Eyes of Horace Walpole (available here via SSRN)
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
- Business Law & Strategy, with Sean Melvin and David Orozco (McGraw Hill, 2d ed., 2023).
- Adam Smith in Love, in Daniel B. Klein & Jason Briggeman, editors, Hume, Smith, Burke (CL Press, 2022), pp. 154-185. (This book chapter was first published in Econ Journal Watch and is available here.)
- Breaking Bad Promises, in Joshua Heter & Brett Coppenger, editors, Better Call Saul and Philosophy (Open Court, 2022), pp. 227-235.
- Buy or Bite?, in Glen Whitman & James Dow, editors, Economics of the Undead (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), pp. 123-129. (This book is available here; my chapter “Buy or Bite” was featured on Freakonomics Radio.)
- El ajedrez in Blade Runner: lecciones de la Partida Inmortal, in Daniel Nina, editor, Blade Runner: memoria, vigilancia y el sujeto desechable, Ediciones Callejón (2008), pp. 105-130. (This book is available here.)
PAPERS ABOUT BAYES’ THEOREM AND “BAYESIAN VOTING”
- The Case for Bayesian Judges, The Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2019), pp. 13-20 (lead article).
- Why Don’t Juries Try Range Voting?, Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2016), pp. 68-692.
- Visualizing Probabilistic Proof, Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2014), pp. 39-75.
- The Turing Test and the Legal Process, The Journal of Information & Communications Technology Law, Vol. 21, No. 2 (June 2012), pp. 113-126 (lead article).
- A Bayesian Model of the Litigation Game, The European Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2011/2012), pp. 220-240.
PAPERS ABOUT THE COASE THEOREM
- Coase’s Parable, Mercer Law Review (forthcoming)
- Of Coase and Copyrights: The Law and Economics of Literary Fan Art, The NYU Journal of Intellectual Property (in press)
- Does the Prisoners Dilemma Refute the Coase Theorem?, The UIC John Marshall Law Review, Vol 47, No. 4 (Summer 2014), pp. 1289-1318 (symposium paper).
- Trolley Problems, Drake Law Review, Vol. 63 (2014), pp. 101-119.
- Modelling the Coase Theorem, The European Journal of Legal Studies , Vol. 5, No. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2012/2013), pp. 139-157.
- Clones and the Coase Theorem, The Journal of Law & Social Deviance, Vol. 2 (2011), pp. 43-91.
- Coase’s Paradigm, Indian Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2010), pp. 1-32 (lead article).
PAPERS ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, HISTORY, AND THEORY
- Domestic Constitutional Violence, The UA Little Rock Law Review, Vol. 41 (2019), pp. 211-232 (symposium paper).
- Bitcoin, the Commerce Clause, and Bayesian Stare Decisis, The Chapman Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2019), pp. 143-160 (symposium paper).
- Gödel’s Loophole, Capital University Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Summer 2013), pp. 637-673 (over 5,700 downloads; featured on Hacker News and Gizmodo).
PAPERS ABOUT TEACHING
- Teaching Tiger King, St. Louis University Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 3 (Spring 2021), pp. 527-559.
- So Long Suckers: Bargaining and Betrayal in Breaking Bad, Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec., 2017), pp. 234-248.
- Hacking Harvard: Law, Ethics, and the Dawn of the Facebook Era, Reacting to the Past Game, Social Science Research Network (Jan., 2016).
PAPERS POSTED ON “ArXiv”
- Ramsey’s Contributions to Probability (2020), arXiv:2003.13518
- Visualizing Probabilistic Proof (2015), arXiv:1507.05057
- The Poker-Litigation Game (2015), arXiv:1509.01214
PAPERS POSTED ON SSRN
- See my SSRN homepage here.
- Do Grasshoppers Dream of Impartial Spectators?, reviews of Robin Paul Malloy, “Law and the Invisible Hand: A Theory of Adam Smith’s Jurisprudence” (Cambridge U Press, 2022), and Ryan Patrick Hanley, “Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life” (Princeton U Press, 2019).
- Frank Ramsey’s Contributions to Probability Theory and Legal Theory, review of Cheryl Misak’s 2020 biography of Frank Ramsey.
- Cowen’s Capitalist Manifesto, review of Tyler Cowen 2019 love letter to big business (featured on Marginal Revolution).
- The Problem with Precedent, review of Randy J. Kozel, “Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent” (Cambridge U Press, 2017), published in The Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2018), pp. 497-504.
- Exit, Voice, and Boilerplate, review Nathan B. Oman, “The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and Moral Foundations of Contract Law” (University of Chicago Press, 2017), published in The New Rambler (July 17, 2017).
- The Evolutionary Path of the Law, review of Ullica Segerstråle, “Nature’s Oracle: The Life and Work of W. D. Hamilton” (Oxford U Press, 2013), published in The Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2014), pp. 878-890.
- A Beautiful Life: Some Lessons for Legal Scholars, review of Jeremy Adelman, “Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman” (Princeton U Press, 2013), published in The Mississippi College Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2014), pp. 495-501.
- Kant on Evidence: A Hypothetical Reply to Kerr, The Green Bag (in press).
- Research Fraud as Tort, Science, Vol. 349, No. 6255 (September 25, 2015), pp. 1459-1460.
- Time-Travel Thought Experiment, Science, Vol. 341, No. 6141 (July 5, 2013), pp. 28-29.
- Is Stare Decisis a Sand Castle?, Arizona State Law Journal (October 1, 2012).
- Public Trust Doctrine: Too Broad?, Science, Vol. 326, No. 5949 (October 2, 2009), pp. 45-46.
Enrique will post more of his papers in the coming weeks …
When you crowdfund the Litigation Game boardgame, let me know. I’d fund that. 🙂
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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.
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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