Faculty Publications

Ben Depoorter


  • Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar 2018) (coedited with Peter Menell).
  • The Law and Economics of the Anticommons (Edward Elgar 2010) (with Francesco Parisi).
  • The Law and Economics of the European Union (LexisNexis 2003) (with Paul B. Stephan & Francesco Parisi).
  • Telecom and Internet: Recht in Beweging (Mys & Breesch 1998) (with K. De Vulder, M. Vergotte & G. Schrans).
Journal Articles

  • The Moral-Hazard Effect of Liquidated Damages: An Experiment on Contract Remedies, 173 J. Institutional & Theoretical Econ. 1 (2017) (with Sven Hoeppner & Lars Freund). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Multiplication Effect of Legal Insurance, 13 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 1 (2016) (with Jef P. B. De Mot & Michael G. Faure). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Copyright Alert Enforcement: Six Strikes and Privacy Harms, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 233 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Unavoidable Aesthetic Judgments in Copyright Law: A Community of Practice Standard, 109 Nw. U. L. Rev. 343 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Intellectual Property Infringements & 3D Printing: Decentralized Piracy, 65 Hastings L.J. 1483 (2014). URL
  • Using Fee Shifting to Promote Fair Use and Fair Licensing, 102 Cal. L. Rev. 53 (2014) (with Peter S. Mennell). URL
  • Copyright False Positives, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 319 (2013) (with Robert Kirk Walker). FULLTEXT
  • The Upside of Losing, 113 Colum. L. Rev. 817 (2013). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • How Law Frames Moral Intuitions: The Expressive Effect of Specific Performance, 54 Ark. L. Rev. 673 (2012) (with Stephan Tontrup). FULLTEXT
  • Copyright Backlash, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1251 (2011) (with Alain Van Hiel & Sven Vanneste). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Fair Trespass, 111 Colum. L. Rev. 1090 (2011). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Technology & Torts: A Theory of Memory Costs, Nondurable Precautions and Interference Effects, 31 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 284 (2011) (with Jef De Mot). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Cross-Atlantic Law and Economics Divide: A Dissent, 2011 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1593 (2011) (with Jef Demot). FULLTEXT
  • Law in the Shadow of Bargaining: The Feedback Effect of Civil Settlements, 95 Cornell L. Rev. 957 (2010). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Tort Law and Probabilistic Litigation: How to Apply Multipliers to Address the Problem of Negative Value Suits, 30 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 236 (2010) (with Jef De Mot). WL SSRN
  • Copyright Abolition and Attribution, 5 Rev. L. & Econ. Art. 5 (Dec. 2009) (with Adam Holland & Elizabeth Somerstein).
  • Never Two Without Three: Commons, Anticommons, and Semicommons, 5 Rev. L. & Econ. Art. 8 (Jan. 2009) (with Enrico Bertacchini & Jef P.B. De Mot).
  • Technology and Uncertainty: The Shaping Effect on Copyright Law, 157 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1831 (2009). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Introduction (Symposium on Social Norms, Self–Interest and Legal Compliance), 4 Rev. L. & Econ. Art. 1 (Dec. 2008) (with Yuval Feldman).
  • From "Tragedy" to "Disaster": Welfare Effects of Commons and Anticommons Dilemmas, 26 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 104 (2006) (with Sven Vanneste, Alain Van Hiel & Francesco Parisi). WL SSRN
  • Horizontal Political Externalities: The Supply and Demand of Disaster Management, 56 Duke L.J. 101 (2006). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together: Experimental Evidence of Anticommons Tragedies, 3 J.L. Econ. & Pol'y 1 (2006) (with Sven Vanneste). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Whistle Blowing: An Economic Analysis of the False Claims Act, 14 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 135 (2006) (with Jef De Mot). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Duality in Property: Commons and Anticommons, 25 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 578 (2005) (with Francesco Parisi & Norbert Schulz). WL SSRN
  • Litigation, Judicial Path-Dependence and Legal Change, 20 Eur. J. L. & Econ. 43 (2005) (with Francesco Parisi & Vincy Fon). WL SSRN
  • Norms and Enforcement: The Case Against Copyright Litigation, 84 Or. L. Rev. 1127 (2005) (with Sven Vanneste). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Problems with the Enforcement of Copyright Law: Is there a Social Norm Backlash?, 12 Int'l J. Econ. Bus. 361 (Nov. 2005) (with Francesco Parisi & Sven Vanneste).
  • The Modernization of European Antitrust Enforcement: The Economics of Regulatory Competition, 13 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 309 (2005) (with Francesco Parisi) (reprinted in Economics of European Law (Paul B. Stephan ed., Edward Elgar 2007)). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Simultaneous and Sequential Anticommons, 17 Eur. J. L. & Econ. 175 (2004) (with Francesco Parisi & Norbert Schulz). WL SSRN
  • The Several Lives of Mickey Mouse: The Expanding Boundaries of Intellectual Property Law, 9 Va. J.L. & Tech. 4 (Spring 2004). FULLTEXT
  • Fragmentation of Property Rights: A Functional Interpretation of the Law of Servitudes, 3 Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 2 (Jan. 2003) (with Francesco Parisi). FULLTEXT
  • Fair Use and Copyright Protection: A Price Theory Explanation, 21 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 453 (2002) (with Francesco Parisi). WL SSRN
  • Fragmentation in Property: Towards a General Model, 158 J. Institutional & Theoretical Econ. 594 (Dec. 2002) (with Norbert Schulz & Francesco Parisi). SSRN
  • Private Choices and Public Law: Richard A. Posner's Contributions to Family Law and Policy, 17 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol'y 403 (2001) (with Francesco Parisi). FULLTEXT
  • Enrichment without Cause, 4 Eur. Private L. Rev. 617 (2000) (with Gerrit De Geest).
Chapters In Books

  • Judge-made Law and the Common Law Process, in 3 The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics: Public Law and Legal Institutions 129 (Francesco Parisi ed., Oxford University Press 2017) (with Paul H. Rubin). URL
  • Price Discrimination & Intellectual Property, in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property ____ (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017) (with Michael Meurer).
  • The Economics of Intellectual Property Enforcement, in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property ____ (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017).
  • Endowment Effect, in Encyclopedia of Law & Economics 1 (Jürgen G. Backhaus ed., Springer 2014) (with Sven Höppner). URL
  • Fast Forward: Economic & Legal Realism, in Liber Amicorum in Honor of Christian Kirchner 879 (Mohr Siebeck 2014) (with Sven Hoeppner).
  • Tort Standards and Legal Expenditures: A Unified Model Research Handbook On Economic Models Of Law 156 (Thomas J. Miceli & Matthew J. Baker eds, Edward Elgar 2014). AMAZON
  • Of Pirates And Communists: Behind The Anti–Property Movement In Intellectual Property, in Liber Amicorum Boudewijn Bouckaert 27 (J. De Mot ed., die Keure 2012).
  • Adverse Possession, in 5 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 183 (Boudewijn Bouckaert ed., Edward Elgar 2d ed. 2010). AMAZON
  • Commons and Anticommons, in The Elgar Companion to Law And Economics 74 (Jürgen G. Backhaus ed., Edward Elgar 2d ed. 2005) (with Francesco Parisi). AMAZON
  • The Market for Intellectual Property: The Case of Complimentary Oligopoly , in The Economics of Copyright: Developments in Research and Analysis 162 (Wendy J. Gordon & Richard Watt eds., Edward Elgar 2003) (with Francesco Parisi). CATALOG
  • Adverse Possession–Title Systems, in 2 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 18 (Boudewijn Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest eds., Edward Elgar 2000) (with Boudewijn Bouckaert). CATALOG
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings, in 5 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 261 (Boudewijn Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest eds., Edward Elgar 2000) (with Francisco Cabrillo). CATALOG
  • Regulation of Natural Monopoly, in 3 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 498 (Boudewijn Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest eds., Edward Elgar 2000). CATALOG
Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • What Happened to Video Game Piracy?, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 57, Issue 5, 2014, at 33.

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