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Research


REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

"Ancient Metal Technology and Innovation: An Economic Analysis of Three Aspects," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali 19 (March 1972): 285-289.

"Some Economic Conditions Conducive to Collusion," Journal of Economic Issues 6 (June-September 1972): 29-38.

"The Extent of the Separation of Ownership from Control," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business 12 (Autumn 1972): 55-62.

"The Profit Performance Effects of the Separation of Ownership from Control," The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 4 (Spring 1973): 293-303.

"Public and Private Capital and the Capital Coefficient in Canada: Comment," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business 13 (Spring 1973): 97-100.

"A Further Analysis of Provincial Trucking Regulation," The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 4 (Fall 1973): 655-664.

"The Managerial Enterprise: A Critical Review Based on a Model of Expected Payoffs," Economic Notes 1 (Spring 1973): 83-107.

"Skill Differentials and Their Determinants" (with Neil Palomba), The American Economist 17 (Fall 1973): 130-136.

"The Profit Variability Effects of the Managerial Enterprise," The Western Economic Journal 11 (June 1973): 228-231.

"Interaction Effects and the Separation of Ownership from Control," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali 21 (February 1974): 146-150.

"Barriers to Entry as a Measure of a Firm's Monopoly Power," The American Economist 18 (Spring 1974): 33-35.

"Taxation by Regulation? The Experience of Ontario Trucking Regulation," The Logistics and Transportation Review 10 (Fall 1974): 207-212.

"Landlord-Tenant Advisory Bureaus in Ontario," Canadian Public Policy 11 (Spring 1975): 244-247.

"A Further Analysis of Profit Variability and Managerialism," Economic Inquiry 13 (March 1975): 127-130.

"The Managerial Enterprise: A Model of Expected Payoffs and Some Empirical Results," Economic Inquiry 13 (December 1975): 590-595.

"Merger Policy and Trade Policy in a Small Economy," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali 25 (June 1978): 542-555.

"Leniency, Learning, and Evaluations" (with G. Carliner and T. Romer), Journal of Educational Psychology 70 (Fall 1978): 855-863.

"Market Power and Employment Discrimination" (with W. Haessel), The Journal of Human Resources 13 (Fall 1978): 545-560.

"Does High School Economics Help?" (with G. Carliner and T. Romer), The Journal of Economic Education 10 (Spring 1979): 58-61.

"Copyright and Computer Data Bases," International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law 14 (Spring 1983): 190-213.

"Assessing the Relative Impacts of Economics Journals" (with S. Liebowitz), The Journal of Economic Literature 22 (March 1984): 77-88.

"Patents, Licensing, and Restrictions on Competition," Economic Inquiry 22 (October 1984): 676-683.

"Property, Compensation, and Risk," Osgoode Hall Law Journal 22 (Spring 1984): 163-172.

"Copyright Protection for Computer Software," Research in Law and Economics 8 (November 1986): 205-226.

"The Social Cost of Adoption Agencies," International Review of Law and Economics 6 (1986): 189-203

"Assessing Assessments of Economics Departments" (with S. Liebowitz), Quarterly Review of Economics and Business 28 (Summer 1988): 88-113.

"Real Rates, Expected Rates, and Damage Awards" (with R. A. L. Carter), The Journal of Legal Studies XX (June 1991): 439-462.

"Simple Calculations to Reduce Litigation Costs in Personal Injury Cases: Additional Empirical Support for the Offset Rule" (with R. A. L. Carter), Osgoode Hall Law Journal 32 (Summer 1994): 195-224.

"Bird: A Confusion Between Property Rules and Liability Rules," Tort Law Review 3-3 (November 1995): 240-248.

"Economic Loss, Economic Analysis, and the Supreme Court of Canada: An Economic Critique of Norsk Steamship and Bird Construction (with Bruce Feldthusen), Canadian Bar Review (September 1995): 427-445.

"Money, Pseudo-Money, and Inflation: The Case of Lithuania" (with Jurgis Vilis), Cultural Dynamics (1997).

"The Economics of Cruel and Unusual Punishment" (with John Henderson) European Journal of Law and Economics. (1998) 5:235-45 (a preliminary version is available on this website).

"The Offset Rule: Some Multinational Evidence" (with R.A.L. Carter), European Journal of Law and Economics (1999). (a draft is available on this website). (here is a pdf of the published piece)

"Does More Deterrence Require More Punishment? [or Should the Punishment Fit the Crime?]" (with John Henderson), European Journal of Law and Economics (2002, a draft is available on this website).

"A Methodology for the Understanding of Expert Systems" (with J. Chilton and P. Miller), under consideration.
 

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

"Do High Grades Buy Favorable Student Evaluations?" (with G. Carliner and T. Romer), in Economic Education Experiences (edited by G. C. Dawson). New York: Joint Council on Economic Education, 1976, 103-108.

Copyright and the Computer (with R. Resendes). Ottawa: Bureau of Corporate Affairs, 1982, 190 pages.

"Gray Coach: A Case Study of Public Enterprise" (with J. Quinn and R. Resendes) in Crown Corporations in Canada (edited by R. Pritchard). Toronto: Butterworth, 1983, 369-446.

Regulation by Municipal Licensing (with J. Bossons and S. Makuch). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984.

Editor, The Economics of Patents and Copyrights. JAI Press, 1986.

"The Economics of International Technology Transfer (with Robert Aiello) in Legal Issues in International Economics (edited by John Quinn) for the Macdonald Commission. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, December 1985, 239-270.

Ground Transportation in Canada. Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1988, 126 pages.

"Participatory Media" (with P. Marx) in Media and Canadian Society (edited by Benjamin Singer), R. Nelson Ltd., 1991, 411-421. Revised for the fourth edition, titled Communications in Canadian Society, 1995, 479-498.

"Simple Calculations to Reduce Litigation Costs" (with R. A. L. Carter) in Remedies: Issues and Perspectives (edited by Jeffrey Berryman). Toronto: Carswell, 1991, 443-454. A revised version of this article appeared in The Osgoode Hall Law Journal, noted above.

"Truck and Rail Shipping: The Deregulation Evolution" in Breaking the Shackles: Deregulating Canadian Industry (edited by Walter Block and George Lermer). Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1991, 151-178.

"Tree-huggers Warping Markets" in Living with the Earth (edited by Kent Peacock). Harcourt Brace, 1996. Reprinted editorial from The Gazette, March 13, 1992. Also reprinted with additional material in Business Ethics: Cases... (Peg Tittle, ed.), Broadview, 2000.

"The Offset Rule," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics.1998.

The Economic Way of Thinking (with Paul Heyne). An Introductory Economics Textbook. Toronto: Prentice Hall. 1998.

Instructors' Manual To Accompany The Economic Way of Thinking (with Paul Heyne). Toronto: Prentice Hall. 1998.

"Law and Economics Perspectives of Anthropology" (with Janet Landa), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics, 1998.

"Adoption," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics. 1998. (available in preliminary form on this website).

Study Guide to Accompany The Economic Way of Thinking (with Paul Heyne), Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1999.

"Bad Call" in Taking Sport Seriously (Peter Donnelly, ed.), Thompson Educational Publishing, 2000. Reprinted from The London Free Press, Dec 9, 1998.

REVIEWS:

"Externalities and Land-Use Decisions: Some Reflections on the Report of the Select Committee on the Ontario Municipal Board" in Plan Canada (1974): 37-39.

Economic Analysis of Law by R. Posner in Canadian Public Policy (1975): 268-269.

Peer Group Effects and Educational Production Functions by Henderson, Mieszkowski, and Sauvageau in Canadian Journal of Economics (1977): 730-731.

Regulation by Reschenthaler and Roberts in Logistics and Transportation Review (1980).

Provision of Information in the Context of Regulation by M. Priest in Canadian Public Policy 10 (1982): 118-119.

Free Market Zones: Deregulating Canadian Enterprise by H. Grubel in Canadian Public Policy (1984).

The Economic Structure of Tort Law by Landes and Posner in Canadian Journal of Economics (February 1988).

The Privatization Putsch by Herschel Hardin in The Globe and Mail.

Privatization, Public Policy, and Public Corporations in Canada (edited by Allan Tupper and G. Bruce Dorn), The Globe and Mail.

Plus the standard reviewing for journals, publishers, the Ontario Economic Council, the Economic Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation (US), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

"The Ontario Municipal Board: A Study of the Resolution of Conflicts Between Private and Social Welfare Functions." Special Report for the Canadian Consumer Council, 1972.

"The Economics of Administered Decisions: Ontario Hydro" (with John Erkkila). Special Report for the Canadian Consumer Council, 1972.

Changing Patterns in the Passenger Bus Industry" in Conceptual Issues in Service Sector Research: A Symposium, The Fraser Institute, 1987.

The Econoclast, a newsletter with short articles for alumni of programs run by the Economics Institute for Journalists, 1988-1993.

The Eclectic Econoclast, a weblog about economics and other topics.

Numerous editorials in local and national newspapers.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

"Punitive Damages and Type II Errors in Criminal Law."

"Media, Incentives, and Sports: Recent Rule Changes in Curling" (with Lloyd Dick); presented in seminars at UWO and at The University of Calgary.

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

1. "The Offset Rule: Some Multinational Evidence" (with R. A. L. Carter)
2. "Bird: A Confusion Between Property Rights and Liability Rules".
3. "The Economics of Relational Economic Loss: Another Look at Norsk".

PROFESSIONAL BOARDS:

Board of Editors, Technology Studies, 1993- 98.
Executive Committee, Canadian Law and Economics Association, 1991-1992, 1994-present.
Vice-President/President-Elect, Canadian Law and Economics Association, 1995-97
President, Canadian Law and Economics Association, 1997 - 99..

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