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How to measure the quality of court decisions? A case of commercial courts

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  • Sidorova, Elena

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

  • Golovanova, Svetlana

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

  • Avdasheva, Svetlana

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

Abstract

The research proposes an econometric model for assessing the factors, influencing the quality of court decisions, including time judge spends on the case, on the example of cases on antitrust law violations. We use wo types of models: the basic binary choice model, where the dependent variable is the quality indicator of the court decision, and the two-step method for evaluating the binary choice probit model with the instrumental variable of the costs of the case consideration in the court of the first instance and the inclusion of such control variables as regional, time and industrial effects. Empirical results are robust among model modifications, the analysis shows that time spent on a case consideration does not influence the quality of decisions judge makes.

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  • Sidorova, Elena & Golovanova, Svetlana & Avdasheva, Svetlana, 2019. "How to measure the quality of court decisions? A case of commercial courts," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 54, pages 126-143.
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    Keywords

    court efficiency; judicial decision-making; duration of the case; antitrust infringements;
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    JEL classification:

    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process
    • P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal

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