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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Economics and Finance D-index 34 Citations 8,037 74 World Ranking 1546 National Ranking 936
Law and Political Science D-index 34 Citations 7,775 64 World Ranking 286 National Ranking 188

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Awards & Achievements

1993 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Microeconomics
  • Finance

His main research concerns Enforcement, Sanctions, Law, Liability and Law and economics. The Enforcement study which covers Deterrence theory that intersects with Corruption. As part of one scientific family, A. Mitchell Polinsky deals mainly with the area of Sanctions, narrowing it down to issues related to the Imprisonment, and often Demographic economics and Risk aversion.

His Law study frequently links to other fields, such as Actuarial science. His work on Harm expands to the thematically related Liability. A. Mitchell Polinsky has included themes like Private law, Incentive, Payment, Philosophy and economics and Neoclassical economics in his Law and economics study.

His most cited work include:

  • THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT OF LAW (815 citations)
  • The Optimal Tradeoff between the Probability and Magnitude of Fines (366 citations)
  • The optimal use of fines and imprisonment (218 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Liability, Actuarial science, Enforcement, Sanctions and Law and economics. In general Liability, his work in Strict liability is often linked to Imperfect linking many areas of study. His studies deal with areas such as Risk neutral, Plaintiff and Damages as well as Actuarial science.

His study looks at the intersection of Enforcement and topics like Deterrence theory with Corruption. Prison, Deterrence and Labour economics is closely connected to Imprisonment in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Sanctions. In the subject of general Law, his work in Settlement and State is often linked to Variety, thereby combining diverse domains of study.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Liability (44.98%)
  • Actuarial science (43.54%)
  • Enforcement (37.80%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2003-2019)?

  • Actuarial science (43.54%)
  • Imprisonment (32.06%)
  • Sanctions (38.28%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Actuarial science, Imprisonment, Sanctions, Enforcement and Liability are his primary areas of study. His study in Actuarial science is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Moral hazard and Harm. His research in Imprisonment intersects with topics in Prison and Deterrence theory.

His research brings together the fields of Order and Sanctions. A. Mitchell Polinsky integrates many fields in his works, including Enforcement, Private information retrieval and Audit. A. Mitchell Polinsky is studying Strict liability, which is a component of Liability.

Between 2003 and 2019, his most popular works were:

  • Handbook of law and economics (142 citations)
  • The Theory of Public Enforcement of Law (123 citations)
  • The Uneasy Case for Product Liability (69 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Microeconomics
  • Finance

A. Mitchell Polinsky mostly deals with Enforcement, Liability, Sanctions, Strict liability and Imprisonment. Enforcement is a subfield of Law that he studies. As part of his studies on Liability, A. Mitchell Polinsky often connects relevant areas like Actuarial science.

The Actuarial science study combines topics in areas such as Product liability, Harm and Product. His Sanctions study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Private law and Public law. His work in Imprisonment addresses issues such as Deterrence theory, which are connected to fields such as Corruption, Mistake and Settlement.

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Best Publications

THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT OF LAW

A. Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell.
Journal of Economic Literature (2000)

1281 Citations

The Optimal Tradeoff between the Probability and Magnitude of Fines

A. Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell.
The American Economic Review (1979)

569 Citations

The optimal use of fines and imprisonment

A.Mitchell Polinsky;A.Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell;Steven Shavell.
Journal of Public Economics (1984)

337 Citations

Corruption and optimal law enforcement

A.Mitchell Polinsky;A.Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell;Steven Shavell.
Journal of Public Economics (2001)

330 Citations

Punitive Damages: An Economic Analysis

Mitchell A. Polinsky;Steven Shavell.
Harvard Law Review (1998)

305 Citations

Amenities and property values in a model of an urban area

A. Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell.
Journal of Public Economics (1976)

258 Citations

An introduction to law and economics

A. Mitchell Polinsky.
(1983)

246 Citations

Enforcement Costs and the Optimal Magnitude and Probability of Fines

A. Mitchell Polinsky;Steven M. Shavell.
The Journal of Law and Economics (1992)

243 Citations

The Demand for Housing: A Study in Specification and Grouping

A. Mitchell Polinsky.
Econometrica (1977)

233 Citations

Handbook of law and economics

A. Mitchell Polinsky;Steven Shavell.
Research Papers in Economics (2007)

218 Citations

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