Publication
Title
The duration of judicial deliberation : evidence from Belgium
Author
Abstract
We utilize case-level data from a large Belgian court to study a policy-relevant but thus far empirically unexplored aspect of judicial behavior: the time that a judge takes to deliberate on a case before rendering a verdict. Exploiting the de facto random administrative assignment of filed cases among the serving judges and using survival-analysis methods, we find that the duration of judicial deliberation varies not only with measures of case complexity, but also with judge and disputing-party characteristics. We further find evidence consistent with the hypothesis that longer judicial deliberation improves the quality of judicial decisions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of institutional and theoretical economics. - Tübingen
GESAMTE STAATSWISSENSCHAFT
Publication
Tübingen : 2018
ISSN
0932-4569
Volume/pages
174 :2 (2018) , p. 303-333
ISI
000440242600003
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 07.09.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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