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dc.contributor.authorBuonanno, Paoloen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalizzi, Matteo Mariaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T10:44:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-22T10:44:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/43556-
dc.description.abstractWe explore the relationship between litigation rates and the number of lawyers, in a typical supplier-induced demand (SID) frame. Drawing on an original panel dataset for the 169 Italian courts of justice between 2000 and 2007, we first document that the number of lawyers is positively correlated with different measures of litigation rate. Then, using an instrumental variables strategy we find that a 10 percent increase of lawyers over population is associated with an increase between 1.6 to 6 percent in civil litigation rates. Thus, our empirical analysis supports the SID hypothesis for the Italian lawyers: following an increase in their relative number, lawyers may exploit their informational advantage to induce clients to access to courts even when litigation is unnecessary or ineffective.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Global challenges 2010,52en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelR10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLawyersen_US
dc.subject.keywordLitigiosityen_US
dc.subject.keywordCausalityen_US
dc.titleAdvocatus, et non latro? Testing the supplier-induced-demand hypothesis for Italian courts of justiceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn640438652en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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