Popular Press Publications

Supreme Court should protect domestic violence victims from guns, even if the founders didn’t, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 6, 2023 (with Fredrick Vars)

Retirement Guardrails: How Proactive Fiduciaries Can Improve Plan Outcomes, June 8, 2023 (with Quinn Curtis)

Here’s a Different Way to Think About Stock DiversificationWall Street Journal, October, 9, 202 (with Barry Nalebuff)

What can cities do when bad gun laws are hurting the economy?Los Angeles Times, August 11, 2022 (with Fredrick Vars)

Here’s how state can empower citizens to help combat gun violenceThe Washington Post, July 28, 2022 (with Fredrick Vars)

A new no-carry default for the US: A gun law that could really change thingsNew York Daily News, July 20, 2022 (with Fredrick Vars)

How can states limit guns? By protecting the right to peaceably assembleLos Angeles Times, July 5, 2022 (with Fredrick Vars)

Is your dishwasher repairman packing heat? The case for ‘no carry’ gun defaults on private propertyThe Hill, July 1, 2022 (with Spurthi Jonnalagadda)

The case for mandatory gun-liability insuranceThe Washington Post, June 17, 2022 (with Jason Abaluck)

Contributor: NYTimes’s Freakonomics, Balkinization, and Lessig blogs.

How can states limit guns? By protecting the right to peaceably assembleLos Angeles Times, July 5, 2022 (with Fredrick Vars) 
Which Democratic Candidate is the Most Electable in the Electoral College?Balkinization, March 2020 (with Zachary Shelley). Data
Stubbed-Toe CompatibilityBalkinization, July 19, 2022

Is Biden or Bernie More Electable? We Need More Swing State Polling to Answer ThatLos Angeles Times (March 5, 2020) (with Zachary Shelley).

Temporary Restraining Order in Connecticut Don’t Always Take Effect; That Needs to ChangeThe Hartford Courant, October 6, 2019 (with Brendan Costello).

Guess How Much Cheaper Your Auto Loan Would Be If Dealers Had To Play FairThe Washington Post, June 26, 2019.

How We Learned to Love the TollThe Hartford Courant, June 14, 2019 (with Steven Berry, Kenneth Gillingham & Barry Nalebuff).

Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail. If You Want Yours to Succeed, Put Some Money Behind ItLos Angeles Times, Jan. 1, 2019. 

Save a Grandma. Get Your Flu ShotLos Angeles Times, Nov. 12, 2018. 

The U.S. Is in a State of Perpetual Minority RuleThe Washington Post, Nov. 8, 2018 (with Daniel Markovits). 

Drug Users Keep Accidentally Poisoning Themselves. Here’s an Idea to Stop ThemThe Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2018.

Democrats Need a Plan B for the Supreme Court. Here’s One OptionWashington Post, July 27, 2018 (with John Fabian Witt). 

A new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings tooLos Angeles Times, March 12, 2018. (with Fredrick Vars). 

Meet Callisto, the Tinder-like Platform that Aims to Fight Sexual Assault, Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2015.

Fix VW’s Polluting Diesels, and Fix the Recall System Too, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 28, 2015.

In Supreme Court redistricting case, it’s the ‘whole number of persons’, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2015 (with Bruce Ackerman).

John Roberts’ Roadmap for Campaign Finance Reform, The Atlantic, May 7, 2015 (with Bruce Ackerman).

Statistical Methods Can Demonstrate Racial Disparity, New York Times, April 27, 2015.

When Whites Get a Free Pass: Research Shows White Privilege is Real, New York Times, February 24, 2015.

Ending Excessive Police Force Starts with New Rules of Engagement, Washington Post, December 25, 2014 (with Daniel Markovitz).

Obama, the Least Lame President?, New York Times, December 22, 2014 (with John Fabian Witt).

The U.S. hypocrisy over Russia’s anti-gay laws, Washington Post, January 31, 2014 (with William Eskridge).

Canceling the shutdown, playing by the rules, Los Angeles Times (Oct 4, 2013) (with Bruce Ackerman)

How the Internet Can Save Journalism, Huffington Post (August 7, 2013) (with Bruce Ackerman).

How Congress Can Overrule Citizens United, Huffington Post (February 8, 2012) (with Bruce Ackerman).

Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself, New York Times A29 (December 18, 2011) (with Aaron S. Edlin).

Paying Students to Quit Law School, Slate (November 18, 2011) (with Akhil Reed Amar).

How to Hire A Federal Watchdog, Washington Post (June 23, 2011).

Bring on the Share Economy in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Sept. 13, 2010).

Make A Commitment in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (August 30, 2010).

Despite Court Ruling, Congress Can Still Limit Campaign Finance, Washington Post (Jan. 26, 2010) (with Bruce Ackerman).

A Market Test for Credit Cards (in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) June 25, 2009).

Crazy Eddie’s House Sale, Slate (June 1, 2009), (with Daniel Markovits).

Why not nominate vice justices for the Supreme Court? Los Angeles Times (May 7, 2009) (with Akhil Reed Amar).

A Voluntary Gas Tax in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (March 16, 2009).

A National Endowment for Journalism, The Guardian (February 13, 2009) (with Bruce Ackerman).

Your Personal Climate Exchange in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (November 24, 2008).

Sell the Conventions in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Oct. 13, 2008).

Adam Smith Meets Climate Change, Slate www.slate.com/id/2200911/ (September 25, 2008) (with Doug Kysar).

New jingles may be coins in your pocket, Marketplace (July 21, 2008).

An Equity Kicker 113 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (May 19, 2008) (en francais).

Lose Weight? Bet On It, Los Angeles Times (Jan. 27, 2008).

Where Money Is No Object, The Guardian (Jan. 26, 2008) (with Bruce Ackerman).

Number-Crunching the 2008 Election, Tierney Lab, New York Times (Jan. 9, 2008).

The New Green in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (December 21, 2007).

Prepare to be Super-Crunched, The Times Higher Education Supplement 18 (Oct. 26, 2007).

Now, the customer’s always managed (Oct. 8, 2007) (Audio)

Experiment 103 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (September 03, 2007). 

Did you use that gift card or rebate? ( August 9, 2007) (Audio)  

You Found a Better Idea, Parade (July 8, 2007) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Streamline Tax Filing, Yale Law Report 48 (Summer 2007).

Down With Plutocrats and Fat Cat Donors, Slate www.slate.com/id/2169025 (June 25, 2007) (with Bruce Ackerman).

Cupid and Colleges 87 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (May 9, 2007). 

For Many, Forms Could Be a Lot Less Taxing (April 16, 2007) (Audio)

Do You Have A Better Idea?, Parade (March 25, 2007)  (with Barry Nalebuff). 

For the Love of the Game 54 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Feb. 23, 2007).

Environmental Atonement 87 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Dec. 25, 2006)

Skin in the Game 161 (in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) Nov. 13, 2006).

The Hollow Promise: Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Policies, 24 Association of Corporate Counsel Docket 48 (Oct. 2006) (with Richard F. Ober, Jr.).

Promises, not policies, Yale Alumni Magazine 32 (Sept./Oct. 2006).

A Way to Stop Pretexting in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Sept. 11, 2006) (Real Audio).

Easy Savings 146 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Sept. 4, 2006)

Give NY’s Poor What They Need Most: A Voice, New York Daily News (August 14, 2006) (with Bruce Ackerman).

How to Strengthen Shareholder Democracy in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (July 6, 2006) (Real Audio).

The Knicks Boldly Go Where Companies Have Not, New York Times (July 2, 2006) (with John J. Donohue III).

The Ticket to Savings 176 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (May 22, 2006).

Secret Political Donations Can End the Secret Deal, Financial Times 13 (April 27, 2006) (with Bruce Ackerman).

When the Blind See Better 141 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Feb. 13, 2006)

Mortgage Your Retirement 150 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Nov. 14, 2005) (excel data)

End Tipping? (Oct. 5, 2005) (Real Audio)

Just What the Professor Ordered, New York Times A27 (Sept. 16, 2005).

Justice Roberts Should Sell His Stock (Sept. 14, 2005) (Real Audio)

Promises to Keep 78 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (July 4, 2005)

Opting for Equality (June 30, 2005) (Real Audio).

The Joy of Ambiguity, The Advocate (June 29, 2005) (with Jennifer Gerarda Brown).

Privatizing Gay Rights with Non-discrimination Promises Instead of Policies, The Economist’s Voice, Vol. 2: No. 2, (2005) (with Jennifer Gerarda Brown).

Better Benchmarking (June 21, 2005) (Real Audio)

Straight, Not Narrow: How Straight Couples Can Support Gay Marriage, New Haven Advocate (June 16, 2005) (with Jennifer Gerarda Brown).

Separate, Unequal: How Civil Unions Fall Short of Marriage, Hartford Courant A13 (June 10, 2005).

Warning: We Discriminate, Alternet www.alternet.org/rights/22030/ (May 17, 2005).

Looking Out For No. 2: A Modest Proposal for Single-Use Toilets, Slate (March 7, 2005).

Peer Pressure 135 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (April 11, 2005).

Ask Iraqi Voters: Do You Want Us To Stay?, Hartford Courant (Jan. 28. 2005) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Stop, Thief! 88 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Jan. 10, 2005).

Going Soft on Microsoft? The EU’s Antitrust Case and Remedy, The Economists’ Voice, Vol. 2: No. 2, Article 4 (2005) http://www.bepress.com/ev/vol2/iss2/art4 (with Barry Nalebuff).

Anonymously Yours, Worth 32 (November 2004).

Cable Bundling (Nov. 19, 2004) (Real Audio).

Race, Tips and Economics 136 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Nov. 1, 2004)

Microsoft I: A Remedy Worthy of Solomon, International Herald Tribune (Oct. 11, 2004) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Going, Going, Google, The Wall Street Journal A12 (August 20, 2004) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Cellphone Sleuth (Aug. 20, 2004) (Real Audio).

Throwaway Tickets 52 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (August 18, 2004)

A Donation Booth? (June 23, 2004) (Real Audio).

TiVo’s survival strategy (June 9, 2004) (Real Audio).

Dialing for Thieves 76 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (April 19, 2004)

Using Iraq to Undermine OPEC (April 6, 2004) (Real Audio).

The Wrong Ticket to Ride, New York Times A29 (March 24, 2004) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Benefits of Non-Transparency (Feb. 23, 2004) (Real Audio).

Don’t Sell Us Short 56 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Feb. 2, 2004)

Principled Problem Solving: Letting Constraints Filter and Guide Your Thinking Can Often Be the Best Way to Reach Truly Creative Solutions, 14 Scientific American Mind 96 (2004).

System Down: McCain-Feingold Helped Doom the Current Model of Public Financing for Campaigns, Fixing it will Take Some Imagination, The American Prospect On Line (Dec. 12, 2003) (with Bruce Ackerman).

It Beats a CD 160 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Dec. 8, 2003)

Who’s Right? (Nov. 10, 2003) (Real Audio).

Why Legislating Low Tuitions for State Colleges is a Mistake: They Just Subsidize the Rich, Writ Findlaw’s Legal Commentary (October 30, 2003) (with Aaron Edlin).

In Praise of Honest Pricing, 45 MIT Sloan Management Review 24 (Fall 2003)(with Barry Nalebuff).

Want to Call Me? Pay Me!, Wall Street Journal A24 (Oct. 8, 2003) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Dialing for Dollars, New York Times A29 (Sept. 30, 2003).

Making Ideas Take Flight, Business 2.0 133 (Oct. 2003) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Black Boxes for Cars (Sept. 16, 2003) (Real Audio).

Exactly Who’s In the Right in This Labor Dispute?, Yale Daily News 2 (Sept. 4, 2003) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Black Box for Cars 125 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (August 11, 2003)

Sarbanes/Oxley’s First Birthday (July 30, 2003) (Real Audio).

Patriot Dollars’ Put Money Where the Voters Are, L.A. Times at 15 (July 17, 2003) (with Bruce Ackerman).

An Educated Consumer 95 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (June 09, 2003).

Charity Begins At Schedule A, New York Times, p. A21, col. 1 (April 15, 2003) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Make Car Insurance Fairer 154 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (March 17, 2003)

Pay-per-mile auto insurance  (Feb. 25, 2003) (Real Audio).

Spoiling Spam (Dec. 24, 2002) (Real Audio).

The Virtues of a Virtual Strike in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Nov. 25, 2002).

Virtual Strikes (Oct. 4, 2002) (Real Audio).

Price-Protect Your Home in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (Sept 16, 2002)

Disclosuring’ hidden fees to consumers (Aug. 28, 2002) (Real Audio).

An alternative to expensing stock options (July 24, 2002) (Real Audio).

Campaign Reform’s Worst Enemy, New York Times, p. A19, col. 2 (July 6, 2002) (with Bruce Ackerman).

Opt-Out Advertising in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (June 20, 2002)

Connecticut’s Speeder-Friendly Crackdown, New York Times, p. A19, col. 2 (August 31, 2001) (with Barry Nalebuff).

Should Campaign Donors Be Identified?, 24 Regulation 12 (Summer 2001), excerpted as A Real Solution: Make Donors Anonymous, National Review Online (July 12, 2001).

A Community of Ideas 173 in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (May 9, 2002)

If Telemarketers Paid For Your Time in Forbes (with Barry Nalebuff) (April 15, 2002)

Why Telemarketers Should Pay Us, Hartford Courant, p. A15, col. 3 (May 10, 2001) (with Matthew Funk).

Lectures vs. Laptops, New York Times, p. A25, col. 2 (March 20, 2001).

Monetize Labor Practices, 26 Boston Review 18 (February-March 2001).

Why Prosecute Linda Tripp?, New York Times A17, col. 1 (August 10, 1999).

Remedying Past Discrimination: Following the ‘Anderson’ Model, Los Angeles Times M2, col. 3 (April 26, 1998).

The Donation Booth, 22 Boston Review 26 (December-January 1997-98) (with Jeremy Bulow), reprinted in 47 Yale Law Report 62 (2000) and The News-Gazette, B1 (Sept. 27, 1998).

Breaking Windows: Why the Justice Department Should Go After the Microsoft Monopoly, The New Republic 18 (Nov. 17, 1997).

Car Buying, Made Simpler, New York Times F12 (April 13, 1997) (with Peter Schuck).

Aid Diversity, and the Treasury, New York Times F13 (May 21, 1995) (with Peter Cramton).

Price and Prejudice, The New Republic 30 (July 6, 1992).

Colleges in Collusion, The New Republic 19 (October 16, 1989).