Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84984
Authors: 
Engel, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2013/1
Abstract: 
Originally, behavioral law and economics was an exercise in exploring the implications of key findings from behavioral economics (and psychology) for the analysis and reform of legal institutions. Yet as the new discipline matures, it increasingly replaces foreign evidence by fresh evidence, directly targeted to the legal research question. This chapter surveys the key methods: field evidence, survey data, vignette and lab experiment, discusses their pros and cons, illustrates them with key publications, and concludes with methodological paths for fu-ture development. It quantifies statements with descriptive statistics about the 77 behavioral papers that have been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies since its foundation until the end of 2012.
Subjects: 
behavioral law and economics
law and psychology
criminology
field data
survey data
vignette
lab experiment
JEL: 
K00
D02
C91
D03
C01
C83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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