Salience Theory of Judicial Decisions

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Pedro Bordalo; Nicola Gennaioli; Andrei Shleifer;
(2013)
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Journal: The Journal of Legal Studies,volume 44,issue S1,pages7-7
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/676007, doi: 10.1086/676007.
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:D03 | jel:K13
    acm: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

We present a model of judicial decision making in which the judge overweights the salient facts of the case. The context of the judicial decision, which is comparative by nature, shapes which aspects of the case stand out and draw the judge’s attention. By focusing judi... View more
  • References (4)

    Bordalo, Pedro, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer. 2012. \Salience Theory of Choice under Risk." Quarterly Journal of Economics 127 (3): 1243 { 1285.

    Bordalo, Pedro, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer. 2012b. \Salience Theory of Choice under Risk." NBER working paper 16387.

    Bordalo, Pedro, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer. 2013. \Salience and Consumer Choice." Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

    salience ranking does not change: WTA= min nL 1 ; L C~=L~o. Therefore, WTP= L C~=L~ for C~=L~ < 1= and WTP= L= for C~=L~ > 1= (and C~ < 2C, namely C~ < 2L= ).

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