Richard O. Zerbe

University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

Professor of Public Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law, Editor, Research in Law and Economics

Box 353055

Seattle, WA 98125

United States

University of Washington - School of Law

William H. Gates Hall

Box 353020

Seattle, WA 98105-3020

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

The Failure of Market Failure

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management: Vol 18, No 4, 558-578, 1999
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe and Howard E. McCurdy
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and American University
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The Path to Profitability: Reinvigorating the Neglected Phase of Merger Analysis

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 39, 2009, Seattle University School of Law Research Paper 10-30
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
John B. Kirkwood and Richard O. Zerbe
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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mergers, entry barriers, antitrust law

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Justice and the Evolution of the Common Law

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Nov 2005
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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justice, efficiency, common law, evolution, moral, Kaldor Hicks, benefit, cost

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An Aggregate Measure for Benefit Cost Analysis

Ecological Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Nov 2005
Richard O. Zerbe, Yoram Bauman and Aaron Finkle
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Whitman College and California State University, San Marcos - Economics
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benefit-cost, moral sentiments, potential compensation test

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Trading Gains and Losses in Antitrust: Why Losses Should Count More than Gains — An Implication of Behavioral Economics for Antitrust Losses

Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 60, No. 2, Pp. 150-67 (2015)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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antitrust law, damages, economic efficiency, law and economics, behavioral economics, benefit-cost analysis (BCA), cost-benefit analysis (CBA), Kaldor-Hicks, Value Function, Prospect Theory

6.

The Legal Foundation of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Charleston Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, Pp. 93-184 (2007)
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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benefit-cost, analysis, cost-benefit, economic, law, CBA, Kaldor, WTP, equity, moral

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Should Moral Sentiments Be Incorporated into Benefit-Cost Analysis? An Example of Long-Term Discounting

Policy Sciences, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Jun 2005
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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Benefit-cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, moral sentiments, discount rates, moral harm, Kaldor-Hicks

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Calculating the Social Opportunity Cost Discount Rate

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis: Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 8, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Jul 2014
David Burgess and Richard O. Zerbe
University of Western Ontario and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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discount rate, benefit-cost, economics

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The Sherman Act is a No-Fault Monopolization Statute: A Textualist Demonstration

American University Law Review, Vol. 70, 2020 Forthcoming, University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 21 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2021
Robert H. Lande and Richard O. Zerbe
University of Baltimore - School of Law and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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monopoly, monopolize, monopolization, no-fault, no-fault monopolization, attempted monopolization, textualism, textualist, Sherman Act, Section 2, anticompetitive, dominant firm, high tech, high tech monopoly, high tech platform, digital platform, antitrust, Facebook, Scalia, Google

10.

(Almost) Everybody Wins: A True Pareto Justification for Practical Welfare Economics and Benefit-Cost Analysis

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe and Tyler Scott
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and University of Washington
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Climate Change Common Law Nuisance Suits: A Legal-Efficiency Analysis

Environmental Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Aug 2019
Victor Byers Flatt and Richard O. Zerbe
University of Houston Law Center and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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climate, climate change, climate change litigation, nuisance, common law, economic efficiency, strict liability, regulation, pre-emption

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Appropriate Discounting for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Journal of Benefit-Cost Anlaysis: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 2, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jul 2014
David Burgess and Richard O. Zerbe
University of Western Ontario and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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Discount rate, benefit-cost, economics

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Anticonsumer Effects of Union Mergers: An Antitrust Solution

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 46, p. 197, 1996, University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 May 2008 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2016
Robert H. Lande and Richard O. Zerbe
University of Baltimore - School of Law and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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Antitrust, Unions, Mergers, Consumers, Consumer Protection

14.

Well-Defined Economic Efficiency and the Common Law: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Economic Efficiency Applied to Law

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2019
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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efficiency, common law, well-defined efficiency

15.

Ronald Coase, The British Tradition, and The Future of Economic Method

Steven G. Medema, ed., Coasean Economics: Law and Economics and the New Institutional Economics (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997), pp. 209-38
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Jul 2015
Richard O. Zerbe and Steven G. Medema
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Duke University - Department of Economics
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Coase, Coasean, Coasian, W.A.S. Hewins, economic theory, institutions, methodology

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The Law And Economics Of Cannibalism: The Limits Of Valuation Criteria And Benefit-Cost Analysis

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Dec 2019
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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Culture and Fairness in the Development of Institutions in the California Gold Fields

Journal of Economic History, 61, pp 114-143, 2001
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe and C. Leigh Anderson
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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An Aggregate Measure for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Ecological Economics, Vol. 58, 2006
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe, Yoram Bauman and Aaron Finkle
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Sightline Institute and Willamette University
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Benefit-cost, Moral sentiments, Potential compensation test

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Is There Cultural Progress?

C. Leigh Anderson & Janet W. Looney, eds., Making Progress: Essays in Progress & Public Policy (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002), pp. 191-217.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jul 2015
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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cultural progress, cultural diversity, cultural anthropology, cultural relativism, cooperative ability, empathy, cooperation

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Ethical Benefit Cost Analysis as Art and Science: Ten Rules for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Evans School of Public Affairs Working Paper No. 2008-06
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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Benefit-cost analysis

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Can Law and Economics Stand the Purchase of Moral Satisfaction?

Richard O. Zerbe (2002), Can law and economics stand the purchase of moral satisfaction?, in Timothy Swanson (ed.) An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policy: Issues in Institutional Design (Research in Law and Economics, Volume 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.135-172
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
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economic efficiency, Kaldor Hicks, potential compensation, discount rates, compensation, standing

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Benefits and Costs of Intensive Foster Care Services: The Casey Family Programs Compared to State Services

Contemporary Economic Policy, 2009, DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.2008.00136.x
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, University of Heidelberg - German Cancer Research Center, Casey Family Programs, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Washington and Portland State University
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A Preference for an Aggregate Measure: A Reply to Sagoff

Ecological Economics, Vol. 60, 2006
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Richard O. Zerbe, Yoram Bauman and Aaron Finkle
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Sightline Institute and Willamette University
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Benefits and Costs of Intensive Foster Care Services: The Casey Family Programs Compared to State Services

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 308-320, July 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, University of Heidelberg - German Cancer Research Center, Casey Family Programs, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Washington and Portland State University
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The End of Market Failure

Posted: 03 Aug 2000
Richard O. Zerbe and Howard E. McCurdy
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and American University

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