The Influence of F.A. Hayek on Law: An Empirical Analysis

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, p. 249, 2005

42 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

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M. Todd Henderson

University of Chicago - Law School

Date Written: March 16, 2005

Abstract

Who are the most influential economists on law? One way to answer this question is to compare citations to economists in law journals and court cases. This paper, written for the inaugural issue of the New York University Journal of Law and Liberty in 2005, compares citations to Nobel-Prize winning economists by law professors and judges. The paper asks: Who are the most influential economists on law? How has the importance of specific economists or economists generally changed over time? And what do the trends in citations tell us about academic fads in legal scholarship? For example, does winning the Nobel Prize have an impact on the number of citations by lawyers?

Keywords: Economists, citations, Nobel Prize

JEL Classification: A10, B30, K00, N00

Suggested Citation

Henderson, M. Todd, The Influence of F.A. Hayek on Law: An Empirical Analysis (March 16, 2005). NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, p. 249, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1572434

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