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James R. Hackney

Researcher at Northeastern University

Publications -  13
Citations -  88

James R. Hackney is an academic researcher from Northeastern University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Legal realism & Tort. The author has an hindex of 6, co-authored 13 publications receiving 85 citations. Previous affiliations of James R. Hackney include Philips.

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Law and Neoclassical Economics: Science, Politics, and the Reconfiguration of American Tort Law Theory

TL;DR: A common historical accounting for the emergence of the law and neoclassical economics movement is that it provided theoretical ammunition for right-of-center politics following the collapse of 1960s progressive politics as discussed by the authors.
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Law and neoclassical economics theory: a critical history of the distribution/efficiency debate

TL;DR: In this article, the authors chronicle the criticism of this distribution agnosticism and the evolution of a consensus that distributional matters must be dealt with forthrightly, and the result is that law and economics can no longer be viewed as a purely scientific enterprise avoiding inevitable political choices.
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The Intellectual Origins of American Strict Products Liability: A Case Study in American Pragmatic Instrumentalism

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors trace the intellectual roots of strict products liability to the constellation of ideas referred to in the article as "pragmatic instrumentalism" (pragmatism, institutional economics, and legal realism).
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Under Cover of Science: American Legal-Economic Theory and the Quest for Objectivity

TL;DR: Under Cover of Science as discussed by the authors is a history of the law and economics movement in American jurisprudence from the early days of the Republic to the present, with a focus on the claims of objectivity or empiricism asserted by proponents of the legal-economic movement.
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The intellectual origins of American strict products liability: a case study in American pragmatic instrumentalism.

TL;DR: In this article, the authors trace the intellectual roots of strict products liability to the constellation of ideas referred to in the article as "pragmatic instrumentalism" (pragmatism, institutional economics, and legal realism).