Michael Simkovic

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Professor

699 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Professor of Law & Accounting

701 Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA California 90089

United States

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Scholarly Papers (33)

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Competition and Crisis in Mortgage Securitization

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 88, p.213, (2013)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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mortgage, securitization, GSE, Fannie, Freddie, privatization, market structure, competition, bailout, taxpayer, treasury, underwriting, risk

Competition and Crisis in Mortgage Securitization

Canadian Law & Economics Association Conference, September 2011
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2012
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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mortgage, securitization, GSE, Fannie, Freddie, privatization, market structure, competition, bailout, taxpayer, treasury, underwriting, risk

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The Economic Value of a Law Degree

HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-6
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Amazon.com
Downloads 4,712 (2,105)
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Economic Value of a Law Degree, Law School Crisis, Human Capital, Labor Economics, Valuation, Tamanaha, Schlunk, Empirical, Earnings, Wage, Work Hours

The Economic Value of a Law Degree, Powerpoint Presentation

2013 American Law & Economics Conference, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
Number of pages: 129 Posted: 26 May 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Amazon.com
Downloads 2,130 (8,030)
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Economic Value of a Law Degree, Law School Crisis, Human Capital, Labor Economics, Valuation, Tamanaha, Schlunk, Empirical, Earnings, Wage, Work Hours

The Economic Value of a Law Degree

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2014
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Amazon.com
Downloads 475 (70,584)
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Economic Value of a Law Degree, Law School Crisis, Human Capital, Labor Economics, Valuation, Tamanaha, Schlunk, Empirical, Earnings, Wage, Work Hours

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Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 83, p. 253, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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systemic risk, bankruptcy, secret liens, common law, disclosure, leverage, derivatives, asset securitization, credit default swap, cds, collateralized debt obligation, cdo, mortgage backed security, priority, security interest, securitization, transparency, financial crisis, bailout

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Risk-Based Student Loans

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 527, 2013
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 08 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 05 May 2013
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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student loan, consumer credit, labor market, structural unemployment, cob web cycles, active labor market policies, risk-based pricing, risk based pricing, education, bankruptcy, human capital

Risk Based Student Loans -- Powerpoint Presentation

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2013
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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student loan, consumer credit, labor market, structural unemployment, cob web cycles, active labor market policies, risk-based pricing, risk based pricing, education, bankruptcy

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Leveraged Buyout Bankruptcies, the Problem of Hindsight Bias, and the Credit Default Swap Solution

Columbia Business Law Review, Vol. 2011, No. 1, p. 118, 2011, Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 1632084
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2011
Michael Simkovic and Benjamin Kaminetzky
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - New York Office
Downloads 3,097 (4,389)

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LBO, Leveraged Buyout, Bankruptcy, Banking, Psychology, Predicting Default, Credit Default Swap, Bond Spread, Credit Spread, Structural Model, KMV, Merton, Market-Implied Probability, Risk, Hindsight, Hindsight Bias, Judicial Decision Making, Equity, Debt, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Spread

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The Effect of BAPCPA on Credit Card Industry Profits and Prices

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2009
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 1,588 (13,121)
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Bankruptcy, Credit Card, Credit Cards, Credit, Consumer, Legal Change, Debt, Bankruptcy Reform, Elizabeth Warren, Todd Zywicki, Economics, Finance, Law and Economics, Competitive Markets, Rationality, Bounded Rationality, Behavioral Economics, Free Market, Bankruptcy Tax, Strategic Bankruptcy

The Effects of Ownership and Stock Liquidity on the Timing of Repurchase Transactions

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2012
University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, Division of Accounting Finance and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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open market repurchase, timing, ownership, liquidity

The Effects of Ownership and Stock Liquidity on the Timing of Repurchase Transactions

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, 2012
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2012
University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, Division of Accounting Finance and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Open market repurchase, timing, ownership, liquidity

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The Knowledge Tax

82 University of Chicago Law Review 1981 (2015)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 1,199 (20,256)
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labor economics, human capital, tax, taxation, optimal tax, distortion, economic growth, investment, higher education, post-secondary education, misallocation of capital, tuition, student loan, student loans, amortization, deduction, earnings premium, payroll tax, income tax, capital gains

The Effect of Enhanced Disclosure on Open Market Stock Repurchases

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Payout, Payout Policy, Cash disbursement, Cash distribution, Stock Repurchase, Repurchase, Share Repurchase, Open Market Repurchase, Open Market Stock Repurchase, Disclosure, SEC, Financial Regulation

The Effect of Enhanced Disclosure on Open Market Stock Repurchases

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 May 2007
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Payout, Payout Policy, Cash disbursement, Cash distribution, Stock Repurchase, Repurchase, Share Repurchase, Open Market Repurchase, Open Market Stock Repurchase, Disclosure, SEC, Financial Regulation

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Timing Law School

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2017), HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-4, AccessLex Institute Research Paper No. 17-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2017
Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic
Amazon.com and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 831 (33,865)
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cohort effects, labor economics, earnings premium, law school, unemployment, timing, lawyers, legal profession, education, prediction, forecasting, starting salary, NALP, BLS Projections, Job Opening Projections, class size, economic value of a law degree, recession, After the JD

Timing Law School (Presentation Slides)

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 01 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Amazon.com
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cohort effects, labor economics, earnings premium, law school, unemployment, timing, lawyers, legal profession, education, prediction, forecasting, starting salary, NALP, BLS Projections, Job Opening Projections, class size, economic value of a law degree, recession, graduation

Timing Law School

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 258-300, 2017
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Powerpoint: Bankruptcy Immunities, Transparency, and Capital Structure

Presentation at the World Bank, January 11, 2011, Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 1738539
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2011
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Derivatives, Financial Crisis, Repo, CDS, Bankruptcy

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Limited Liability and the Known Unknown

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68, 2018, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS18-3, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 18-3
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2018
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 762 (38,746)

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Limited liability, risk, externalities, tax, revenue, income, regulation, safety, hansmann, grundfest, information asymmetry, revealed preference, sorting, selection, science, innovation, environment, health, corporate, LLC, partnership, liability, judgment proof

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Populist Outrage, Reckless Empirics: A Review of Failing Law Schools

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Amazon.com
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Economic value of a law degree, failing law schools, Tamanaha, labor economics, legal education, law school crisis, law school reform, Human Capital

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The Evolution of Valuation in Bankruptcy

Michael Simkovic, The Evolution of Valuation in Bankruptcy, 91 Am. Bankr. L.J. 301 (2017), Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2017
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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bankruptcy, 363 sale, reorganization, solvency, adequate capital, discounted cash flow, capitalization rate, multiples, comparable companies, comparable transactions, credit spread, probability of default, credit default swap, corporate bond, credit derivative, auction, VFB, Iridium, Tousa

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Paving the Way for the Next Financial Crisis

Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Apr 2010
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 563 (57,607)

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Financial Crisis, Derivative, CDO, Credit Default Swap, CDS, Regulation, Financial Reform, Financial Regulation, Disclosure, Credit, Credit Crunch, Credit Crisis, Bankruptcy, AIG, Lehman, Citi, Citibank, Congress

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What Can We Learn from Credit Markets?

Proceedings of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (2016), Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 May 2016 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2016
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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credit, bankruptcy, markets, loans, credit, economics, statistics, holmes

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Value of a Law Degree by College Major

AccessLex Institute Research Paper No. 16-03, Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2017
Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic
Amazon.com and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 521 (63,537)
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labor economics, earnings premium, law school, lawyers, legal profession, college major, field of study, education, economic value of a law degree, SIPP, ACS, Census, American Community Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation

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Regulation and Technology-Driven Entry: Measurement and Micro-Evidence

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 30 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Michael Simkovic and Miao Ben Zhang
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
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Regulation, Entry, Technology Adoption, Regulation-Related Tasks, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank

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The Effects of Ownership and Stock Liquidity on the Timing of Repurchase Transactions

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2012
University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, Division of Accounting Finance and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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repurchase, timing, insider ownership, institutional ownership

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Making Fraudulent Transfer Law More Predictable

Michael Simkovic, Making Fraudulent Transfer Law More Predictable, Handbook on Bankruptcy, Barry Adler, ed. (Edward Elgar 2016), Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2016
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Solvency, Adequate Capitalization, Fraudulent Transfer, Fraudulent Conveyance, Voidable Transactions, Preference, Insolvent, Solvent, Default, Bankruptcy, Credit Default Swap, Corporate Bond Spread, Probability of Default, Recovery Rate, Credit Spread, Distress, Chapter 11, leverage, expert witness

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Are Law Degrees As Valuable to Minorities?

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, AccessLex Institute Research Paper No. 17-07, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-22, USC CLASS Research Paper No. 17-23
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2017
Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic
Amazon.com and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 235 (154,584)

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labor economics, earnings premium, law school, lawyers, legal profession, race, minorities, earnings gap, discrimination, inequality, productivity, law firm, education, economic value of a law degree, SIPP, ACS, Census, American Community Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation

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Credit Card Reform and Bankruptcy Reform

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, No. 10, p. 1, October 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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credit card, bankruptcy, reform, regulation, consumer protection

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Powerpoint Presentation of Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008; Paving the Way for the Next Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jun 2010
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 182 (196,038)
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systemic risk, bankruptcy, secret liens, common law, disclosure, leverage, derivatives, asset securitization, credit default swap, cds, collateralized debt obligation, cdo, mortgage backed security, priority, security interest, securitization, transparency, financial crisis, bailout

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Powerpoint Presentation of Credit Card Reform and Bankruptcy Reform: The Effect of BAPCPA on Credit Card Industry Profits and Prices

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Apr 2010
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 159 (220,002)
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A Value-Added Perspective on Higher Education

U.C. Irvine L. Rev. (2016) (Symposium)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Sep 2015
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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labor economics, higher education, student loans

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Mutual Funds that Borrow

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2019
A. Joseph Warburton and Michael Simkovic
Syracuse University - College of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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mutual funds, investment companies, leverage, borrowing, capital structure, derivatives

Mutual Funds that Borrow

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 767-806, 2019
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 May 2020 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
A. Joseph Warburton and Michael Simkovic
Syracuse University - College of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Amicus Brief: In Re Lyondell Chemical Company

Number of pages: 128 Posted: 02 Oct 2011
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Lyondell, Fraudulent Transfer,LBO, Leveraged Buyout, Bankruptcy, Banking, Psychology, Predicting Default, Credit Default Swap, Bond Spread, Credit Spread, Structural Model, KMV, Merton, Market-Implied Probability, Risk, Hindsight, Hindsight Bias, Judicial Decision Making

The Effects of Ownership and Stock Liquidity on the Timing of Repurchase Transactions

Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum, Summer 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Oct 2011
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 75 (375,549)

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open market repurchase, timing, ownership, liquidity

The Effects of Ownership and Stock Liquidity on the Timing of Repurchase Transactions

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, 2012
Posted: 18 Aug 2012
University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, Division of Accounting Finance and University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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Open market repurchase, timing, ownership, liquidity

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Taxes, Subsidies, and Knowledge: A Reply to Professor Oei

83 U. Chi. L. Rev. Online 1, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2016
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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labor economics, human capital, tax, taxation, optimal tax, distortion, economic growth, investment, higher education, post-secondary education, misallocation of capital, tuition, student loan, student loans, amortization, deduction, earnings premium, payroll tax, income tax, capital gains

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Bounties For Errors: Market Testing Contracts

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 10, 2020, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS20-5, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 20-5
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Robert K. Rasmussen and Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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contract, plain meaning, rule, standard, credit default swap, syndicated loan, covenant, hovnanian, engineered default, credit event, j.crew, collateral, basket, error-checking

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Biased Budget Scoring and Underinvestment

Michael Simkovic, Biased Budget Scoring and Underinvestment, 166 Tax Notes Federal 757, 2020, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS20-11, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 20-11
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2020
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Tax, Taxation, Taxes, Public Investment, Education, Science, Infrastructure, Wealth Taxes, Economic Growth, Congressional Budget Office, Dynamic Scoring, CBO, Penn Wharton Budget Model, PWBM, GDP Growth, GDP, Growth, Budget Scoring, Fly-Paper Effect

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'The State of Intellectual Freedom in America' (Written Testimony Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice)

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS18-31, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 18-34
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2018
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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academic freedom, intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, tenure, think tanks, donor pressure, political ideology

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Underinvestment and Slow Growth: PWBM Concedes Flaws

MIchael Simkovic, Underinvestment and Slow Growth: PWBM Concedes Flaws, 167 Tax Notes Federal 449 (2020). , USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS20-20, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 20-20
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2021
Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Tax, Taxation, Taxes, Public Investment, Education, Science, Infrastructure, Wealth Taxes, Economic Growth, Congressional Budget Office, Dynamic Scoring, CBO, Penn Wharton Budget Model, PWBM, GDP Growth, GDP, Growth, Budget Scoring, Fly-Paper Effect

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Total Downloads: 133
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Measuring Regulation (Powerpoint Presentation)

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 26 May 2019
Michael Simkovic and Miao Ben Zhang
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
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Regulation, Deregulation, Measurement, Dodd Frank, Compliance, Lawyers, Legal Market, Rules, Regdata, CFR, U.S. Code, Financial Crisis, Financial Regulation, Index, Regulatory Index