Articles to read
- Summers, Lawrence H. 2003. “Economics and Moral Questions.” Morning Prayers address, Memorial Church, September 15. Reprinted in Harvard Magazine, November–December 2003.
- New Formalism, Paul Miller, Notre Dame.
- "Overconfidence as a Cause of Diagnostic Error in Medicine," Eta S. Berner, and Mark L. Graber (2008) and ["OverconÖdence?,"] Jean-Pierre BenoÓt, London Business School and Juan Dubray, Universidad de Montevideo (2009).
- Jonathan Mitchell amicus to SC on an abortion case in 2021]
- Salop on vertical merger guidelines. Looks wrong; if so, needs refuting.
- Coyle and Tirole podcast (2021)
- "Zimbabwe's Banana left legacy of disgrace," Mark Steyn, Nov 17, 2003, and the [https://twitter.com/whyvert/status/1395491031420915713 Economist obituary, and his son, the fraudster.
- Sunstein's paper on Hayek and pscyhology.
- "UNDERSTANDING THE MISUNDERSTOOD: MAPPING THE SCOPE OF A DEITY’S RIGHTS IN INDIA ," Anujay Shrivastava & Yashowardhan Tiwari :
"It has been recognized that an idol of a Hindu Temple is a juridical person or juristic entity18 and is often commonly referred to as a “deity”.19 The title to properties and endowments can vest in deities such as a Hindu idol, who has to act through a human agency (such as the Shebait).20 A Hindu idol not only has the power of suing and being sued, but can be treated as an “individual” who can be assessed for tax liability."
- "The Untold Story of How Jeff Bezos Beat the Tabloids: When a gossip rag went after the CEO, he retaliated with the brutal, brilliant efficiency he used to build his business empire. In an exclusive excerpt from the new book Amazon Unbound comes an unrivaled tale of money, sex, and power." Bloomberg.
- "6 Types of Apologies That Aren't Apologies at All," Cracked (2012).
- [https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3836060 "The Islamic Waqf: Instrument of Unequal Security, Worldly and Otherworldly," 29 Apr 2021, Fatih Serkant Adiguzel and Timur Kuran.
- "How the coming of a conservative Midwestern college divided a small CT town: S. Prestley Blake, the co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain, donated his Somers estate to Michigan's Hillsdale College. The school has grand plans to open an adult-learning center on the property, whose centerpiece is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. But questions about the school's religious bona fides which pushed the deal through have left a bad taste in some residents' mouths," Connecticut Magazine, Christopher Hoffman Aug 26, 2020.
- [https://www.jstor.org/stable/1558729 "John W. Tukey: His Life and Professional Contributions," David R. Brillinger, The Annals of Statistics , Dec., 2002, Vol. 30, No. 6 (Dec., 2002), pp. 1535-1575.
- "If Marx or Freud Had Never Lived," Jon Elster (2011).
- G. A. Cohen, "If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re so Rich?," Journal of Ethics 4, no. 1–2 (2000): 1–26.
- “Labor Racketeering: The Mafia and the Unions,” James B. Jacobs and Ellen Peters, Crime and Justice, 30 (2003), 229-282 (54 pages) .
- "Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers: Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, Le Guin, Woolf, and other titans of literature."
- Ramseyer, JM (1995). "Oko v. Sako: Kyogen and litigation in medieval Japan". Law in Japan (0458-8584), 25 , p. 135.
- Legarre, S. (2007). "The historical background of the police power. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 9(3), 745-796.
- Lecture Notes Online link page.
- "Predation and its rate of return: the sugar ndustry, 1887-1914, RAND Journal, David Genesove, Wallace P. Mullin .
- "The Economic Geography of Global Warming," José Luis Cruz and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (OCTOBER 2021).
- "Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players, Torbjörn Vestberg,Roland Gustafson,Liselotte Maurex,Martin Ingvar,Predrag Petrovic , April 4, 2012, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034731.
- "Usable Resistan.t/Robust Techniques of Analysis," John W. Tukey (1975).
- "Statistical Significance," Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, D. R. Cox (2020).
- Henry Kyburg, "Subjective Probability: Criticisms, Reflections, and Problems" .
- Henry Kyburg, "Are there Degrees of Belief?" Journal of Applied Logic, 1(3-4), 139-149, 2003.
- Henry Kyburg, "Keynes as Philosopher" History of Political Economy, 27 (Supplement): 7–32, 1995.
- Dostoevsky, "II. ВОЗМОЖНО ЛЬ У НАС СПРАШИВАТЬ ЕВРОПЕЙСКИХ ФИНАНСОВ?" probably use Google translate.
- "Student Evaluations of Teaching Encourages Poor Teaching and Contributes to Grade Inflation: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," Wolfgang Stroebe, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2020.
- "THE VALUE OF LIFE AND THE RISE IN HEALTH SPENDING," ROBERT E. HALL AND CHARLES I. JONES (2007).
- "How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression," GARY KING, JENNIFER PAN and MARGARET E. ROBERTS The American Political Science Review, May 2013, Vol. 107, No. 2 (May 2013),326-343 .
- "Sampling‐Based versus Design‐Based Uncertainty in Regression Analysis," Alberto Abadie Susan Athey Guido W. Imbens Jeffrey M. Wooldridge 05 February 2020 .
- "Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth After 35 Years Uncovering Antecedents for the Development of Math-Science Expertise," (2006) David Lubinski and Camilla Persson Benbow.
- No Evidence for Voter Fraud: A Guide to Statistical Claims About the 2020 Election" Andrew C. Eggersa, Haritz Garrob, and Justin GrimmercFebruary 3, 2021.
- "Scaling regression inputs by dividing by two standard deviations," STATISTICS IN MEDICINE Statist. Med. 2008; 27:2865–2873 Published online 24 October 2007 in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/sim.3107. Andrew Gelman.
- "Religion, Division of Labor, and Conflict: Anti-semitism in Germany over 600 Years", Sascha O. Becker Luigi Pascali
- "If You Grant It, They Will Come: The Enduring Legal Legacy of Migratory Divorce" 61 Pages 22 Jan 2021, Michael J. Higdon.
- Henry E. Smith, "Equity as Meta-Law, " 12/2020; forthcoming in Yale Law Journal.
Abstract: With the merger of law and equity almost complete, the idea of equity as a special part of our legal system or a mode of decision-making has fallen out of view. This Article argues that much of equity is best understood as performing a vital function. Equity and related parts of the law solve complex and uncertain problems—including interdependent behavior and misuses of legal rules by opportunists—and do so in a characteristic fashion: as meta-law. From unconscionability to injunctions, equity makes reference to, supplements, and sometimes overrides the result that law would otherwise produce, while primary law operates without reference to equity. Equity operates on a domain of fraud, accident, and mistake, and employs triggers such as bad faith and disproportionate hardship to toggle into a “meta”-mode of more open-ended scrutiny. This Article provides a theoretical account of how a hybrid law, consisting of relatively simple and general primary-level law and relatively intense and directed second-order equity can regulate behavior better through these specialized modes than would homogeneous law alone. The Article tests this theory on the ostensibly most unpromising aspects of equity, the traditional equitable maxims, as well as equitable fraud, defenses, and remedies. Equity as meta-law sheds light on how the fusion of law and equity spawned multifactor balancing tests, polarized interpretation, and led to the confusion of equity with standards, discretion, purely public law, and “mere” remedies. Viewing equity as meta-law also improves on the tradeoff between formalism and contextualism and ultimately promotes the rule of law.
- COCHRANE: MUST READ
- "The Religious Commissions of the Bakongo," Wyatt MacGaffey Man , Mar., 1970, New Series, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Mar., 1970), pp. 27-38
- Fiva, J H, and D M Smith (2018), “Political dynasties and the incumbency advantage in party-centered environments”, American Political Science Review 112(3): 1–7.
- Folke, O, T Persson and J Rickne (2017), “Dynastic political rents? Economic benefits to relatives of top politicians”, Economic Journal 127(605): 495–517.
- Acemoglu, D, G De Feo, G D De Luca and G Russo (2020), “War, socialism and the rise of Fascism: An empirical exploration”, NBER Working Paper 27854.
- "Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Economic Development in the Antebellum Era," Wallis and Weingast.
- "The cost of racial animus on a black candidate: Evidence using Google search data?" Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, 2014, Pages 26-40, Journal of Public Economics.
- "The Faces of Judicial Independence: Democratic versus Bureaucratic Accountability in Judicial Selection, Training, and Promotion in South Korea and Taiwan," NEIL CHISHOLM The American Journal of Comparative Law , FALL 2014, Vol. 62, No. 4 (FALL 2014), pp. 893-949
- Cagé, J, A Dagorret, P Grosjean, and S Jha (2020b), “Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France,” CEPR Discussion Paper no. 15613.
- Lacroix, J, P-G Méon and K Oosterlinck (2019), “A positive effect of political dynasties: The case of France’s 1940 Enabling Act”, CEPR Discussion Paper 13871.
- "The Paradox of Power: Principal-agent problems and administrative capacity in Imperial China (and other absolutist regimes)", Debin Ma Jared Rubin Journal of Comparative Economics Volume 47, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 277-294 Journal of Comparative Economics.
Dal Bó, E, P Dal Bó and J Snyder (2009), “Political dynasties”, Review of Economic Studies 76(1): 115–42.
Ma, D (2004). "Growth, institutions and knowledge: a review and reflection on the historiography of 18th–20th century China". Australian economic history review (0004-8992), 44 (3), p. 259.
"From Divergence to Convergence: Reevaluating the History Behind China's Economic Boom," Loren Brandt, Debin Ma and Thomas G. Rawski, Journal of Economic Literature , MARCH 2014, Vol. 52, No. 1 pp. 45-123. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24433858
States and Development: Early Modern India, China, and the Great Divergence Bishnupriya Gupta Debin Ma Tirthankar Roy
20 September 2016.
LAW AND ECONOMY IN TRADITIONAL CHINA: A "LEGAL ORIGIN" PERSPECTIVE ON THE GREAT DIVERGENCE," Debin Ma , https://personal.lse.ac.uk/MAD1/ma_pdf_files/DP8385.pdf.
"Foreign Education, Ideology, and the Fall of Imperial China," James Kai-sing KUNG† Alina Yue WANG‡ https://www.aeaweb.org/aea/2021conference/program/pdf/13683_paper_dhQ7DbF9.pdf?display. This paper is an example of one with links between text mentions of papers and the reference section. But not two-way.
"Millet, Rice, and Isolation: Origins and Persistence of the World’s Most Enduring Mega-State," James Kai-sing Kung= , Omer ¨ Ozak , Louis Putterman§ , and Shuang Shi¶ December 20, 2020. https://www.aeaweb.org/aea/2021conference/program/pdf/13681_paper_96AHSRfe.pdf?display . Covered in the Frieden Tuesday Lunch.
We propose and empirically test a theory for the endogenous formation and persistence of large
states, using China as an example. We suggest that the relative timing of the emergence of agricultural societies and their distance to each other set off a race between autochthonous state-building projects and the expansion of neighboring (proto-)states. Using a novel dataset on the Chinese state’s historical presence, the timing of agricultural adoption, social complexity, climate, and geography across 1×1 degree grid cells in East Asia, we provide empirical support for this hypothesis. Specifically, we find that on average, cells that adopted agriculture earlier or were close to the earliest archaic state in East Asia (Erlitou) remained longer under Sinitic control. In contrast, earlier adoption of agriculture decreased the persistent control of the Chinese state in cells farther than 2.8 weeks of travel from Erlitou.