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Corporate Governance beyond Economics

Elizabeth Pollman

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In recent years, changes to state and federal law have increased pressure on corporate law to serve as an ordering mechanism for interests and values beyond economics. On the federal front, two U.S. ... More


The First Amendment and the Business Corporation

Ronald J. Colombo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335671
eISBN:
9780199361915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335671.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company and Commercial Law

The role of the business corporation in modern society is a controversial one. Some fear and object to the use of corporate power and influence over governments, legislation, and culture. Others view ... More


Deterrence Instructions: What Jurors Won't Do

W. Kip Viscusi

in Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226780146
eISBN:
9780226780160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780160.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The punitive damages approach advocated by Polinsky and Shavell focuses principally on the observation that dates back to Jeremy Bentham that punishment levels should be related to the reciprocal of ... More


Shared Outrage, Erratic Awards

Daniel Kahneman, David A. Schkade, and Cass R. Sunstein

in Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226780146
eISBN:
9780226780160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780160.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter aims to uncover some of the sources of unpredictability in punitive damages awards by juries. The principal conclusion is that people have great difficulty in using the scale of dollars. ... More


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