Litigated Cases: The Selection Effect Revisited - 10.1628/093245616X14534707121207 - Mohr Siebeck
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Urs Schweizer

Litigated Cases: The Selection Effect Revisited

Jahrgang 172 () / Heft 3, S. 409-416 (8)

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Priest and Klein (1984) predicted a 50-percent plaintiff winning rate among litigated cases, independent of the decision standard. Lee and Klerman (2015) specify conditions under which this result would be true. Klerman and Lee (2014), however, show that, under plausible circumstances, selection effects are only partial. The present paper strips a complicated problem down to an easily accessible model where the plaintiff winning rate among litigated cases can be calculated explicitly. In the discrete setting of the present paper, the 50-percent winning rate would hold if and only if the defendant's fault were uniformly distributed.
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Urs Schweizer Geboren 1947; Studium der Mathematik; 1972 Promotion; 1980 Habilitation; seit 1984 Professor für Wirtschaftliche Staatswissenschaften insbesondere Wirtschaftspolitik an der Universität Bonn; 1998–2014 Gründungssprecher der BGSE (Bonn Graduate School of Economics).