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Dangerousness and Expertise
(University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1984)
The defendant-first approach advocated in this Article is more difficult to implement than either the current policy admitting any proffered expert testimony or the exclusionary reform advanced by many commentators. It ...
Adaptive Responses to Chemical Labeling: Are Workers Bayesian Decision Makers?
(American Economic Review, 1984)
A fundamental issue in the economics of uncertainty is how individuals process information and make choices under uncertainty. In a recent analysis of the findings on risk perception, Kenneth Arrow (1982) concluded that ...
The Lulling Effect: The Impact of Child-Resistant Packaging on Aspirin and Analgesic Ingestions
(AEA Papers and Proceedings, 1984)
In 1972 the Food and Drug Administration imposed a protective bottlecap requirement on aspirin and other selected drugs. This regulation epitomizes the technological approach to social regulation. The strategy for reducing ...
Economic Contests: Comparative Reward Schemes
(Journal of Labor Economics, 1984)
Contests are situations in which an individual's reward depends on his performance relative to others. Students are graded on a curve; the candidate with the most votes gets the political office; the un- derling who performs ...
Selective Judicial Activism in the Equal Protection Context: Democracy, Distrust, and Deconstruction
(Georgetown Law Journal, 1984)
The equal protection clause, ambiguous in its language and its history,' has over the last three decades been transformed from the "last resort of constitutional arguments' into a significant force in shaping the American ...
Phosphates and the Environmental Free Lunch
The environmental rationale for a detergent phosphate ban is straightforward enough. Phosphates are pollutants because, ironically enough, they are biodegradable. In fact, living things thrive on them. Excessive phosphate ...