In recent decades, many countries around the world have institutionalized judicial councils, institutions designed to enhance judicial independence and accountability. Our paper, the first comparative inquiry into this phenomenon, has two aims. First, we provide an economic theory of the formation of judicial councils and identify some of the dimensions along which they differ. Second, we discuss the national experience of several legal systems in light of our theory.
Law and Economics
Date of this Version
Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg, "The Comparative Law and Economics of Judicial Councils" (November 2008). University of Illinois Law and Economics Working Papers. Working Paper 96.