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Paul Heaton

Senior Fellow and Academic Director, Quattrone Center

Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton is a Senior Fellow and Academic Director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice. Much of his research aims to apply methodological insights from economics to inform issues in legal and criminal justice policy. Continue reading…

Expertise

  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Law and Economics
  • Social Science and the Law
  • Torts
  • Civil Litigation

Articles and Book Chapters

The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention, 69 STAN. L. REV. 711 (2017) (with Sandra Mayson & Megan Stevenson).

Victim Compensation Funds and Tort Litigation Following Incidents of Mass Violence, 63 BUFF. L. REV. 1263 (2015) (with Ivan Waggoner and Jamie Morikawa)

How Does Tort Law Affect Consumer Auto Insurance Costs? 82 J. RISK & INS. (forthcoming 2015) (forthcoming)
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Assessing the Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Marijuana Use: The Devil is in the Details, 34 J. POL'Y ANAL. & MGMT. 7 (2015) (with Rosalie Pacula, David Powell, and Eric Sevigny)
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The Impact of Malpractice Reform on Emergency Department Care, 371 NEW ENG. J. MED. 1518 (2014) (with Daniel Waxman, Arthur Kellermann, Susan Ridgely, and Michael Greenberg)
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Measuring Crack Cocaine and Its Impact, 51 ECON. INQ 1651 (2013) (with Roland Fryer, Steven Levitt, and Kevin Murphy)
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Efficacy of Active Monitoring with Swift, Certain, and Modest Sanctions for Violations: Insights from South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Project, 103 AM. J. PUB HEALTH e37 (2013) (with Beau Kilmer, Nancy Nicosia, and Greg Midgette)
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How Much Difference Does the Lawyer Make? The Effects of Defense Counsel on Murder Case Outcomes, 122 YALE L.J. 154 (2012) (with James Anderson)
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Sunday Liquor Laws and Crime, 96 J. PUB. ECON 42 (2012)
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Unraveling the IT Productivity Paradox: Lessons for Health Care,, 366 NEW ENG. J. MED. 2243 (2012) (with Spencer Jones, Robert Rudin, and Eric Schneider)
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The Impact of Health Care Reform on Workers’ Compensation Medical Care: Evidence from Massachusetts, RAND TR-1216-ICJ (2012)
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Judicial Expenditures and Litigation Access: Evidence from Auto Injuries, 40 J. LEGAL STUD. 295 (2011) (with Eric Helland)
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Today's 'Meaningful Use' Standard For Computerized Medication Orders By Hospitals May Save Few Lives; Later Stages May Do More 30 HEALTH AFF. 2005 (2011) (with Mark Friedberg, Spencer Jones, and Eric Schneider)
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Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments, 28 J. LAB. ECON 167 (2010) (with Luis Garicano)
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Understanding the Effects of Anti-Profiling Policies, 53 J.L. & ECON 29 (2010)
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The United States Experience with No-Fault Automobile Insurance: A Retrospective, RAND MG-860-ICJ (2010) (with James Anderson and Stephen Carroll)
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Does Religion Really Reduce Crime? 49 J.L. & ECON 147 (2006)
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More publications can be found here.

Courses

  • Empirical Social Science Research and the Law

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