Robert E. Scott

Columbia University - Law School

435 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10025

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

Contract Theory and the Limits of Contract Law

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Apr 2003
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Rules for Growth: Promoting Innovation and Growth Through Legal Reform

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 426, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 410, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1757982
Number of pages: 513 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Harvard University, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Human Dynamics Group, Arizona State University (ASU) - School for the Future of Innovation in Society, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, Notre Dame Law School, Stanford Law School, Vermont Law School, University of Toronto, Stanford Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Yale University - Law School, University of Illinois College of Law (deceased), Columbia University - Columbia Law School, Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia University - Law School, Israel Supreme Court, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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entrepreneurship, policy, growth, rules, innovation, immigration, intellectual property, ip, university, business, federal, national, patent

Contracting for Innovation: Vertical Disintegration and Interfirm Collaboration

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 109, April 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 340, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 118/2009
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Contracting for Innovation: Vertical Disintegration and Interfirm Collaboration

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 340, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 368
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 24 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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vertical integration, contracting, switching costs, innovation

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Origin Myths, Contracts, and the Hunt for Pari Passu

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1633439, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2016
Mark C. Weidemaier, Robert E. Scott and Mitu Gulati
University of North Carolina School of Law, Columbia University - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,365 (18,726)
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contracts, sovereign debt, pari passu, sovereign bonds, lawyers

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The Case for Formalism in Relational Contract

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Apr 2000
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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The Limits of Behavioral Theories of Law and Social Norms

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Sep 2000
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Principles of Contract Design

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 115, 2005-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 May 2005
Robert E. Scott and George G. Triantis
Columbia University - Law School and Stanford Law School
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Contract design, litigation, verifiability, rules/standards, burdens of proof

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Contract Interpretation Redux

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 119, 2010, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 360, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 394
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,008 (29,243)
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A Theory of Self-Enforcing Indefinite Agreements

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 23 Apr 2003
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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The Law and Economics of Preliminary Agreements

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 336, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 299
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Aug 2006
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Contract, Uncertainty and Innovation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 385, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 403
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Nov 2010
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 793 (40,842)
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contract, innovation, informal contracting, contract theory, uncertainty, preliminary agreements, letters of intent

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The Political Economy of International Sales Law

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 22 Apr 2005
Clayton P. Gillette and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 692 (49,035)

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Braiding: The Interaction of Formal and Informal Contracting in Theory, Practice and Doctrine

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 389, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2010
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 675 (50,704)
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Contract theory, experimental economics, crowding out, formal contracting, informal contracting, preliminary agreements, letters of intent

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Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 111, 2011, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 429, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Hoffman V. Red Owl Stores and the Myth of Precontractual Reliance

Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Contracts, Promissory Estoppel, Preliminary Agreements, Hoffman v. Red Owl

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Self-Enforcing International Agreements and the Limits of Coercion

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 246
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 02 Mar 2004
Robert E. Scott and Paul B. Stephan
Columbia University - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 537 (67,798)
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Contracts, law and economics, international law, international trade

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Text and Context: Contract Interpretation as Contract Design

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 469, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 457
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 13 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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contract interpretation, contract design, contract ABD innovation

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The Black Hole Problem in Commercial Boilerplate

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-527, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 547, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-40, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-38
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 08 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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Contract Law, Contract Interpretation, Boilerplate, Sovereign Debt

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Rethinking the Uniformity Norm in Commercial Law: Optimal Institutional Design for Regulating Incomplete Contracts

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Aug 1999
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Are M&A Lawyers Really Better?

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2020-57
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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contracts, innovation, encrustation, private equity, stickiness, boilerplate, private equity

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Introduction: The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 410
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014
Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 433 (87,952)
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Boilerplate Contracts, Pari Passu Clause, Financial Contracts

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Contract Design and the Structure of Contractual Intent

New York University Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1023, 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 350
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 May 2009 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2011
Jody S. Kraus and Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Contract and Innovation: The Limited Role of Generalist Courts in the Evolution of Novel Contractual Terms

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 424, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 429, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 193/2012
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Ronald J. Gilson, Charles Sabel and Robert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 407 (94,533)
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Variation in Boilerplate: Rational Design or Random Mutation?

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-34, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-30, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-525, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 548
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 398 (96,927)
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contract, sovereign debt, boilerplate, standard form, Pari Passu

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-499, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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contract, common law, contracts, default rule project, contract law

The Common Law of Contract and the Default Rule Project

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 533
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, 2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Market Damages, Efficient Contracting and the Economic Waste Fallacy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, November 2008, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 May 2008
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Third Party Beneficiaries and Contractual Networks

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 523
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott
Yale Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Contractual Arbitrage

Oxford Handbook of International Governance (2017), Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-515, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 537
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2017
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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contracts, contractual arbitrage, contract doctrine

Contractual Arbitrage

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
New York University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 78 (399,703)
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sovereign debt, contract interpretation, boilerplate, pari passu

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The Rise and Fall of Article 2

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Mar 2002
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Contract Design and the Shading Problem

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-472
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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contract, contracts, contract breach, opportunism, shading

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What Do Lawyers Contribute to Law & Economics?

Forthcoming in Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 38, 2021, in Symposium on New Challenges in Law and Economics, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 629, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 558
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2021
Robert E. Scott and George G. Triantis
Columbia University - Law School and Stanford Law School
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The Case Against Equity in American Contract Law

93 Southern California Law Review 1323 (2020)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Jody S. Kraus and Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 251 (159,066)
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contract interpretation, ex ante interpretation, ex post interpretation, contract theory, personal sovereignty and contract, paternalism and contract, law and equity

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In (Partial) Defense of Strict Liability in Contract

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 107, 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 341
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Nov 2008
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Revising Boilerplate: A Comparison of Private and Public Company Transactions

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 611, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-74, Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 20-04, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-42
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2020
Stephen J. Choi, Robert E. Scott and Mitu Gulati
New York University School of Law, Columbia University - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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contracts, stickiness, private equity, corporate bonds

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Hidden Holdouts: Contract Arbitrageurs and the Pricing of Collective Rights

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 586, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-27, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-51
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2019
Robert E. Scott, Mitu Gulati and Stephen J. Choi
Columbia University - Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 217 (182,823)
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contract pricing, sovereign debt, holdouts, activist investors

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From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-409, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 490
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 214 (185,166)
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marriage, LGBT, family

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Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores and the Limits of the Legal Method

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 357
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2009
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 201 (196,318)

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Obsolescence: The Intractable Production Problem in Contract Law

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 641, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-688, Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, October 2021, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2021
Robert E. Scott and Alan Schwartz
Columbia University - Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 136 (272,897)

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Investigating the Contract Production Process

Capital Markets Law Journal (Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2021-39, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2021-16, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 21-16
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2021
Stephen J. Choi, Robert E. Scott and Mitu Gulati
New York University School of Law, Columbia University - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Comparing US v. UK contracts, sovereign bonds, innovation, encrustation

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The Paradox of Contracting in Markets

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 100 (Forthcoming), Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper # 619
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School
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Can Restitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?

8 Harvard Business Law Review 1 (2018), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 804, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 563
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2020
Ariel Porat and Robert E. Scott
Tel Aviv University and Columbia University - Law School
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Can Restitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 563
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2020
Ariel Porat and Robert E. Scott
Tel Aviv University and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 43 (535,172)
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Ex Ante Choice of Jury Waiver Clauses in Mergers

17 American Law and Economics Review (Fall 2015), Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 518, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-473
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2021
Darius Palia and Robert E. Scott
Rutgers University, Newark, School of Business-Newark, Department of Finance & Economics and Columbia University - Law School

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merger, acquisition, jury trials, merger agreements, jury waiver clause, ex ante choice

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The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design

University of Chicago Press, 2012 , Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 407.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014
Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott
University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - Law School

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contract boilerplate, sovereign bond contracting, pari passu clause, contract standardization

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The Law and Economics of Incomplete Contracts

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 279-297, 2006
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School

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Embedded Options and the Case Against Compensation in Contract Law

Posted: 01 Jul 2004
Robert E. Scott and George G. Triantis
Columbia University - Law School and Stanford Law School

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Contracts, options, risk management, expectation damages, liquidated damages

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The Truth About Secured Financing

Posted: 01 Oct 1998
Robert E. Scott
Columbia University - Law School

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