Judges' Econ Training Affects Antitrust Rulings: Study

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Judges with some basic economic training are less likely to have their rulings in antitrust cases appealed, according to a new study that attempts to examine the effect of economic instruction programs on judges' decision-making in antitrust cases.

Decisions authored by judges who have received a basic level of economic training are appealed at a rate 12.8 percent lower than decisions authored by judges with no economic training, according to the study done by Michael Baye, professor of business at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business,...
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