Law & Positive Political Theory
Editors: Emerson Tiller and Barry Weingast
Northwestern University Law School and Stanford University Law School

Law and Positive Political Theory Abstracts provides a forum for posting both completed works and works in progress on theoretical and empirical analyses of law and political institutions. The journal's scope is twofold. First, it covers areas of public decisionmaking as they pertain to law: the production of legislation by Congress and the president, the interaction of the branches as it pertains to the courts, law and regulation.

Second, it encompasses the design of legal and regulatory institutions, how these institutions compete with each other for policy, and how individual actors within these institutions (e.g., judges, legislators, regulators) manipulate, or are constrained by, legal-institutional rules in their pursuit of legal and policy outcomes. Contributions from legal scholars, political scientists, and political economists are invited.

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Law & Positive Political Theory Abstracts Advisory Board
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Editors: Emerson Tiller and Barry Weingast
Northwestern University Law School and Stanford University Law School


Jennifer L. Bednar

Frank B. Cross

Lee Epstein

Daniel A. Farber

Jonathan R. Macey

Mathew D. McCubbins

Roger G. Noll

Daniel B. Rodriguez

Pablo T. Spiller

Matthew L. Spitzer

John M.P. de Figueiredo

Rui Jose P. de Figueiredo