Are Courts Slow? Exposing and Measuring the Invisible Determinants of Case Disposition Time
Economides, Kim; Haug, Alfred A.; McIntyre, Joe
This article analyses civil case disposition time by developing hypotheses to explain behavioral and structural determinants of so-called ‘delay’ and suggesting a novel methodology (‘Echronometrics’) to account for factors, operating at both macro and micro socio-economic levels, that influence the behavior and outputs of civil courts. Our proposed methodology includes more relevant variables, and specifies their interdependence, thus offering a more powerful explanatory tool for future empirical research to account for and measure the complex interactions of time and cost in civil trials.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 1317
ISSN: 1178-2293 (Online)
Research Type: Discussion Paper
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