The Nation-State Foundations of Constitutional Compliance (with Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt), accepted at Constitutional Political Economy.

Caselaw and England’s Economic Performance During the Industrial Revolution: Data and Evidence (with Peter Murrell), forthcoming in Journal of Comparative Economics.

Does Electronic Case-Processing Enhance Court Efficacy? New Quantitative Evidence (with Caio Castelliano and Eduardo Watanabe), Government Information Quarterly, 2023, 40(4), 101861.

How Machine Learning Will Change Cliometrics (with Peter Murrell), in: Diebolt, Claude, and Haupert, Michael (eds.) Handbook of Cliometrics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Quiet Revolutions in Early-Modern England (with Peter Murrell), forthcoming in Public Choice.

Beyond Conventional Models: Lending by Native Community Development Financial Institutions (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, Michou Kokodoko, and Laurel Wheeler), forthcoming in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics.

A By-Product of Big Government: The Attenuating Role of Public Procurement for the Effectiveness of Grants-Based Entrepreneurship Policy (with Stjepan Srhoj, Jaka Cepec, and Barbara Mörec), forthcoming in Small Business Economics.

When the Lender Extends a Helping Hand: Native CDFI Client Counseling and Loan Performance in Indian Country (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, Michou Kokodoko, and Laurel Wheeler), Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, 2023, 6(4), 258-267.

Multidomain Judging and Administration of Justice: Evidence from a Major Emerging-Market Jurisdiction (with Caio Castelliano and Eduardo Watanabe),  International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2023, 89(2), 577-594.

A Macrohistory of Legal Evolution and Coevolution: Property, Procedure, and Contract in Early-Modern English Caselaw  (with Peter Murrell), International Review of Law and Economics, 2023, 73, 106113.

Of Families and Inheritance: Law and Development in England Before the Industrial Revolution (with Peter Murrell), Cliometrica, 2023, 17, 387-432.

Weaned Off Public Money: The Effect of Discontinued Reception of Public Cash on Firm Outcomes (with Jaka Cepec and Barbara Mörec), Kyklos, 2023, 76(1), 41-76.

Unclogging Courts by Targeting Litigant Incentives: The Case of the Brazilian Labor Justice Reform (with Caio Castelliano and Eduardo Watanabe), Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2023, 42(3), 385-401.  [Shortlisted by the editors for the award for the best article published in the Bulletin of Latin American Research in 2022.]

Using Topic-Modeling in Legal History, with an Application to Pre-Industrial English Caselaw on Finance (with Peter Murrell), Law and History Review, 2022, 40(2), 189-228.

Lasting Legal Legacies: Early English Legal Ideas and Later Caselaw Development During the Industrial Revolution (with Peter Murrell), Review of Law and Economics, 2022, 18(1), 85-141.

Public Cash and Modes of Firm Exit (with Jaka Cepec and Barbara Mörec), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2022, 32(1), 247-298.

Community Development Financial Institutions and Individuals’ Credit Risk in Indian Country (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, and Michou Kokodoko), Journal of Economic Issues, 2022, 56(1), 184-208.

Sanctions for Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: Is the Law on the Books the Law in Action? (with Samantha Bielen and Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl), Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2022, 37(11-12), NP9635–NP9666.

Prosecution or Persecution? Extraneous Events and Prosecutorial Decisions (with Samantha Bielen), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2021, 18(4), 765-800.

Judicial Enforcement and Caseload: Theory and Evidence from Brazil (with Caio Castelliano, Tomas Aquino Guimaraes, and Andre Alves), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2021, 52(1), 137-168.

How Has the Covid19 Pandemic Impacted the Courts of Law? Evidence from Brazil (with Caio Castelliano and Eduardo Watanabe), International Review of Law and Economics, 2021, 66, 105989.

Adjudication Forums, Specialization, and Case Duration: Evidence from Brazilian Federal Courts (with Caio Castelliano, Andre Alves, and Eduardo Watanabe), Justice System Journal, 2021, 42(1), 50-77.

Blame Based on One’s Name? Extralegal Disparities in Criminal Conviction and Sentencing (with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2021, 51(3), 469-521.

Creditors, Plan Confirmations, and Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Lessons from Slovenia (with Jaka Cepec), European Business Organization Law Review, 2021, 22(3), 559-589.

A Machine-Learning History of English Caselaw and Legal Ideas Prior to the Industrial Revolution II: Applications (with Peter Murrell), Journal of Institutional Economics, 2021, 17(2), 201-216.  Final pre-publication version

A Machine-Learning History of English Caselaw and Legal Ideas Prior to the Industrial Revolution I: Generating and Interpreting the Estimates (with Peter Murrell), Journal of Institutional Economics, 2021, 17(1), 1-19. Final pre-publication version Supplementary material [This two-part piece won the 2022 Elinor Ostrom Prize.]

Management Turnover, Ownership Change, and Post-Bankruptcy Failure of Small Businesses (with Jaka Cepec), Small Business Economics, 2021, 57(1), 555-581.

Characterizing a Legal-Intellectual Culture: Bacon, Coke, and Seventeenth-Century England (with Peter Murrell), Cliometrica, 2021, 15(1), 43-88.

Spurred by Legal Tradition or Contextual Politics? Lessons about Judicial Dissent from Slovenia and Croatia (with Nuno Garoupa),  International Review of Law and Economics, 2020, 63, 105912.

Gender-Based Judicial Ingroup Bias in Sex Crime Sentencing: Evidence from Belgium (with Samantha Bielen), International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 2020, 62, 100394.

Multi-Court Judging and Judicial Productivity in a Career Judiciary: Evidence from Nepal (with Shikha Silwal), International Review of Law and Economics, 2020, 61, 105888.

Debt-to-Equity Conversion in Bankruptcy Reorganization and Post-Bankruptcy Firm Survival (with Jaka Cepec), International Review of Law and Economics, 2020, 61, 105878.

The Resolution Process and the Timing of Settlement of Medical Malpractice Claims (with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe), Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2020, 15(4), 509-529.

The Functioning of Courts in a Developing Economy: Evidence from Nepal (with Shikha Silwal), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2020, 49(1), 101-129.

Investigating Medical Malpractice Victim Compensation: Micro-Level Evidence from a Professional Liability Insurer’s Files (with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe), European Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 20(8), 1249-1260.

Reflections on Study Abroad: A Computational Linguistics Approach (with Cindy Irby), Journal of Computational Social Science, 2019, 2(2), 151-181.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Bankruptcy Institutions: Filtering Failures in Slovenian Financial Reorganizations (with Jaka Cepec), Journal of Institutional Economics, 2019, 15(3), 553-567. Appendix

Toward Understanding 17th Century English Culture: A Structural Topic Model of Francis Bacon’s Ideas (with Peter Murrell), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019, 47(1), 111-135.

From Gaming to Justice? A Note on the Effect of American Indian Casinos on Tribal Judicial Systems (with Randall Akee, Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, and Richard Todd), Native American and Indigenous Studies, 2019, 6(1), 32-42.

Should Immigrants Culturally Assimilate or Preserve Their Own Culture? Host-Society Natives’ Beliefs and the Longevity of National Identity (with Jonathan Eastwood and Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl), Social Science Research, 2018, 75, 96-116.

Neighborhood Racial Characteristics, Credit History, and Bankcard Credit in Indian Country (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, Richard Todd, and Michael Williams), Comparative Economic Studies, 2018, 60(3), 410-441.

The Duration of Judicial Deliberation: Evidence from Belgium (with Samantha Bielen, Wim Marneffe, and Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2018, 174(2), 303-333.

Private Enforcement, Corruption, and Antitrust Design (with Andrzej Baniak), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018, 46(1), 284-307.

Procedural Events, Judge Characteristics, and the Timing of Settlement (with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe), International Review of Law and Economics, 2017, 52, 97-110.

Do Liquidation Trustee Characteristics Matter for Firm Liquidation Outcomes? Evidence from Slovenia (with Jaka Cepec and Katarina Zajc), Economic Systems, 2017, 41(4), 591-609.

Litigation and the Timing of Settlement: Evidence from Commercial Disputes (with Katarina Zajc), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2017, 44(2), 287-319.

Optimal Liability when Consumers Mispredict Product Usage (with Andrzej Baniak), American Law and Economics Review, 2017, 19(1), 202-243.  Online Appendix

A Darwinian Theory of Institutional Evolution Two Centuries Before Darwin? (with Peter Murrell), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, 131A, 346-372.

The Longevity of National Identity and National Pride: Evidence from Wider Europe (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl and Jonathan Eastwood), Research and Politics, 2016, April-June, 1-9. Online appendices

Information Sharing and the Volume of Private Credit in Transition: Evidence from Ukrainian Bank-Level Panel Data (with Nataliia Laptieva), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016, 44(2), 434-449.

Racial Group Affinity and Religious Giving: Evidence from Congregation-Level Panel Data (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, and Taylor Smith), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions), 2016, 16(2), 689-725.

Controlling Product Risks when Consumers are Heterogeneously Overconfident: Producer Liability vs. Minimum Quality Standard Regulation (with Andrzej Baniak), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2016, 172(2), 274-304.

Courts in a Transition Economy: Case Disposition and the Quantity-Quality Tradeoff in Bulgaria (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Atanas Slavov, and Katarina Zajc), Economic Systems, 2016, 40(1), 18-38.

Inside Post-Socialist Courts: The Determinants of Adjudicatory Outcomes in Slovenian Commercial Disputes (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl and Katarina Zajc), European Journal of Law and Economics, 2016, 41(1), 85-115. Online Appendix

Consumer Credit on American Indian Reservations (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Joseph Guse, and Richard Todd), Economic Systems, 2015, 39(3), 518-540. Online Appendix

Understanding Modes of Civil Case Disposition: Evidence from Slovenian Courts (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl and Katarina Zajc), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(4), 924-939.

When Do Times of Increasing Uncertainty Call for Centralized Harmonization in International Policy Coordination? (with Andrzej Baniak), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2014, 50(4), 128-144.  Online Appendix

Behind the Courts’ Walls: Empirical Insights from SloveniaCESifo DICE Report-Journal for Institutional Comparisons, 2014, 12(3), 39-44.

Producer Liability and Competition Policy when Firms are Bound by a Common Industry Reputation (with Andrzej Baniak and Joseph Guse), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics), 2014, 14(4), 1645-1676.

Jurisdiction, Crime, and Development: The Impact of Public Law 280 in Indian Country (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl and Joseph Guse), Law and Society Review, 2014, 48(1), 127-160. Online Appendix

Equilibrium and Welfare in a Model of Torts with Industry Reputation Effects (with Andrzej Baniak), Review of Law and Economics, 2013, 9(2), 265-302.

Judicial Incentives and Performance at Lower Courts: Evidence from Slovenian Judge-Level Data (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Janez Sustersic, and Katarina Zajc), Review of Law and Economics, 2012, 8(1), 215-252.

Mandating Behavioral Conformity in Social Groups with Conformist Members (with Andrzej Baniak), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 82(2-3), 479-493. Online Appendix

Trust, Perceptions of Corruption, and Demand for Regulation: Evidence from Post-Socialist Countries (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl and Joseph Guse), Journal of Socio-Economics, 2012, 41(3), 292-303.

Court Output, Judicial Staffing, and the Demand for Court Services: Evidence from Slovenian Courts of First Instance (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Janez Sustersic, and Katarina Zajc), International Review of Law and Economics, 2012, 32(1), 19-29.

Interjurisdictional Linkages and the Scope for Interventionist Legal Harmonization (with Andrzej Baniak), Review of Law and Economics, 2011, 7(2), 405-434.

A Property Rights Approach to Legislative DelegationEconomics of Governance, 2011, 12(2), 177-200.

The Choice in the Lawmaking Process: Legal Transplants vs. Indigenous Law (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl), Review of Law and Economics, 2009, 5(1), 615-660.

Industry Self-Regulation, Subversion of Public Institutions, and Social Control of Torts (with Andrzej Baniak), International Review of Law and Economics, 2009, 29(4), 360-374.

Fostering Civil Society to Build Institutions: Why and When (with Peter Murrell), Economics of Transition, 2009, 17(1), 1-41.

Allocating Law-Making Powers: Self-Regulation vs. Government Regulation (with Peter Murrell), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007, 35(3), 520-545.

Lawyers and Politicians: The Impact of Organized Legal Professions on Institutional Reforms (with Peter Murrell), Constitutional Political Economy, 2006, 17(4), 251-276.

Working Papers

Public-Sector Organizations and the Dynamics of Public Cash: Evidence from Slovenian Data on Public Transactions (with Barbara Mörec)

A Macroscope of English Print Culture, 1530-1700, Applied to the Coevolution of Ideas on Religion, Science, and Institutions (with Peter Murrell)

Judges, Out-of-Court Rewards, and In-Court Behavior: Evidence from an Italian Legal Reform (with Lucia Dalla Pellegrina and Nuno Garoupa)

Harnessing Soft Information to Promote Financial Inclusion: Native CDFI Lending and Business Loan Delinquency (with Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Michou Kokodoko, Lakota Vogel, and Laurel Wheeler)

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