At CELS 2012

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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4 Responses

  1. amused says:

    There are many other ways of showing causation, beyond IV. Diff in diffs, for example, which is what they probably did (I didn’t see the paper).

  2. Dave Hoffman says:


    Nope, they used an instrumental variable – purchases of Time magazine. Worth reading the paper.

  3. amused says:

    Magazine purchases as IV? Gag. Not worth reading.

  4. Wilson says:

    Hi Dave,

    It would be great if you could take a look of the following item and comment a little bit! Thanks

    – Below the Bar? Racial and Gender Bias in
    Judicial NominationsJudicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions
    – Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal
    Criminal Cases
    – Structural Bias in the Sentencing of Felony