Founded in 2003 by its inaugural chair, Dean Emeritus David M. Schizer, with the support of then Dean David Leebron, the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center is an innovative program that brings transactions to Columbia Law School and the teaching of transaction-based skills to the classroom.

The Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center has three principle goals: Curricular innovation, in order to help students to better understand the world of business law; enhancing multi-disciplinary scholarship; and developing scholars with an expertise and interest in transaction-related studies.

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Accepting the Limits of Tax Law and Economics, Alex Raskolnikov

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A Fresh Look at State Asset Protection Trust Statutes, Ronald J. Mann

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A Model Company Act and a Model Company Court, Ronald J. Gilson

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A Reexamination of Glanzer v. Shepard: Surveyors on the Tort- Contract Boundary, Victor P. Goldberg

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Bankruptcy and the Entitlements of the Government: Whose Money Is It Anyway?, Ronald J. Mann

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Benign Restraint: The SEC's Regulation of Execution Systems, David M. Schizer

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Contextual Analysis of Tax Ownership, Alex Raskolnikov

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"Contracting" for Credit, Ronald J. Mann

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Credit Cards and Debit Cards in the United States and Japan, Ronald J. Mann

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Crime and Punishment in Taxation: Deceit, Deterrence, and the Self-Adjusting Penalty, Alex Raskolnikov

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Desperately Seeking Consideration: The Unfortunate Impact of U.C.C. Section 2-306 on Contract Interpretation, Victor P. Goldberg

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Energy Subsidies: Worthy Goals, Competing Priorities, and Flawed Institutional Design, David M. Schizer

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Enlisting the Tax Bar, David M. Schizer

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Excuse Doctrine: The Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Victor P. Goldberg

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Explaining the Pattern of Secured Credit, Ronald J. Mann

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Federal Jurisdiction over Preemption Claims: A Post-Franchise Tax Board Analysis, Ronald J. Mann

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Fiscal Policy in an Era of Austerity, David M. Schizer

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Frictions as a Constraint on Tax Planning, David M. Schizer

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I Like To Pay Taxes: Taxpayer Support for Government Spending and the Efficiency of the Tax System, Yair Listokin and David M. Schizer

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Irredeemably Inefficient Acts: A Threat to Markets, Firms, and the Fisc, Alex Raskolnikov

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Is There a Future for Future Claimants After Amchem Products, Inc. v. Windsor?, Alex Raskolnikov

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Just Until Payday, Ronald J. Mann and Jim Hawkins

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Limiting Tax Expenditures, David M. Schizer

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Market Bubbles and Wasteful Avoidance: Tax and Regulatory Constraints on Short Sales, Michael R. Powers, David M. Schizer, and Martin Shubik

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Optimizing Consumer Credit Markets and Bankruptcy Policy, Ronald J. Mann

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Parallel Exclusion, C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu

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Price Adjustment in Long-Term Contracts, Victor P. Goldberg

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Realization as Subsidy, David M. Schizer

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Reflections on Fuller and Perdue's The Reliance Interest in Contract Damages: A Positive Economic Framework, Avery W. Katz

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Regulating Internet Payment Intermediaries, Ronald J. Mann

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Relational Tax Planning Under Risk-Based Rules, Alex Raskolnikov

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Resale Price Maintenance and the FTC: The Magnavox Investigation, Victor P. Goldberg

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Revealing Choices: Using Taxpayer Choice to Target Tax Enforcement, Alex Raskolnikov

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Sales and Elections as Methods for Transferring Corporate Control, Ronald J. Gilson and Alan Schwartz

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Saving Up for Bankruptcy, Ronald J. Mann and Katherine Porter

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Searching for Negotiability Payment and Credit Systems, Ronald J. Mann

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Secured Credit and Software Financing, Ronald J. Mann

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Sticks and Snakes: Derivatives and Curtailing Aggressive Tax Planning, David M. Schizer

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Strategy and Force in the Liquidation of Secured Debt, Ronald J. Mann

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Subsidizing Charitable Contributions: Incentives, Information, and the Private Pursuit of Public Goals, David M. Schizer

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Subsidizing the Press, David M. Schizer

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The Cost of Norms: Tax Effects of Tacit Understandings, Alex Raskolnikov

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The First Shall Be Last: A Contextual Argument for Abandoning Temporal Rules of Lien Priority, Ronald J. Mann

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The Free Rider Problem, Imperfect Pricing, and the Economics of Retailing Services, Victor P. Goldberg

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The Idiosyncrasy of Patent Examiners: Effects of Experience and Attrition, Ronald J. Mann

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The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency Twenty Years Later: The Hindsight Bias, Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman

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The Option Element in Contracting, Avery W. Katz

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The Relative Costs of Incorporating Trade Usage into Domestic versus International Sales Contracts: Comments on Clayton Gillette, Institutional Design and International Usages under the CISG, Avery W. Katz

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The Role of Letters of Credit in Payment Transactions, Ronald J. Mann

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The Role of Secured Credit in Small-Business Lending, Ronald J. Mann

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Transactional Economics: Victor Goldberg's Framing Contract Law, Mark P. Gergen, Victor P. Goldberg, Stewart Macaulay, and Keith A. Rowley

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Understanding the Japanese Kieretsu: Overlaps Between Corporate Governance and Industrial Organization, Ronald J. Gilson and Mark J. Roe

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Understanding Venture Capital Structure: A Tax Explanation for Convertible Preferred Stock, Ronald J. Gilson and David M. Schizer

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Unlimited Liability and Law Firm Organization: Tax Factors and the Direction of Causation, Ronald J. Gilson

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Verification Institutions in Financing Transactions, Ronald J. Mann

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Why Defenders Feel Defensive, Jane M. Spinak

Essays

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Between Scylla and Charybdis: Taxing Corporations or Shareholders (or Both), David M. Schizer

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Information Technology and Non-Legal Sanctions in Financing Transactions, Ronald J. Mann

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Just One Click: The Reality of Internet Retail Contracting, Ronald J. Mann and Travis Siebeneicher

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Making Sense of Payments Policy in the Information Age, Ronald J. Mann

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Putting Stored-Value Cards in Their Place, Liran Haim and Ronald J. Mann

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Six Degrees of Graduation: Law and Economics of Variable Sanctions, Alex Raskolnikov

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The Net Profits Puzzle, Victor P. Goldberg

Forewords

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F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium: Path Dependence and Comparative Corporate Governance, Ronald J. Mann and Curtis J. Milhaupt

Responses/Comments

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Clarifying the Record, Victor P. Goldberg

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Informality as a Bilateral Assurance Mechanism: Comments on Ronald Mann's The Role of Letters of Credit in Payment Transactions, Avery W. Katz

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On the Use of Practitioner Surveys in Commercial Law Research: Comments on Daniel Keating's Exploring the Battle of the Forms in Action, Avery W. Katz

Working Papers

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Accepting the Limits of Tax Law and Economics, Alex Raskolnikov

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Adopting, Using, and Discarding Paper and Electronic Payment Instruments: Variation by Age and Race, Ronald J. Mann

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Adopting, Using, and Discarding Paper and Electronic Payment Instruments: Variation by Age and Race, Ronald J. Mann

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An Empirical Investigation of Liquidation Choices of Failed High-Tech Firms, Ronald J. Mann

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A New Look at Patent Quality: Relating Patent Prosecution to Validity, Ronald J. Mann and Marian Underweiser

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A New Look at Patent Quality: Relating Patent Prosecution to Validity, Ronald J. Mann and Marian Underweiser

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Anticompetitive Regulation in the Payment of Card Industry, Ronald J. Mann

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A Requiem for Sam's Bank, Ronald J. Mann

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Assessing the Optimism of Payday Loan Borrowers, Ronald J. Mann

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Between Scylla and Charybdis: Taxing Corporations or Shareholders (or Both), David M. Schizer

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Consequential Damages and Exclusion Clauses, Victor P. Goldberg

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Contextual Analysis of Tax Ownership, Alex Raskolnikov

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"Contracting" for Credit, Ronald J. Mann

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Credit Cards and Debit Cards in the United States and Japan, Ronald J. Mann

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Credit Cards, Consumer Credit, and Bankruptcy, Ronald J. Mann

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Crime and Punishment in Taxation: Deceit, Deterrence, and the Self-Adjusting Penalty, Alex Raskolnikov

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Debt, Bankruptcy, and the Life Course, Allison Mann, Ronald J. Mann, and Sophie Staples

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Do Defaults on Payday Loans Matter?, Ronald J. Mann

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Does Venture Capital Require an Active Stock Market?, Ronald J. Gilson and Bernard S. Black

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Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?, Ronald J. Mann

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Energy Subsidies: Worthy Goals, Competing Priorities, and Flawed Institutional Design, David M. Schizer

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Engineering a Venture Capital Market: Lessons from the American Experience, Ronald J. Gilson

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Enlisting the Tax Bar, David M. Schizer

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Explaining the Pattern of Secured Credit, Ronald J. Mann

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Fee Shifting in Litigation: Survey and Assessment, Avery W. Katz and Chris William Sanchirico

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Fiscal Policy in an Era of Austerity, David M. Schizer

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Free Riding on Hot Wheels, Victor P. Goldberg

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Frictions as a Constraint on Tax Planning, David M. Schizer

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Globalizing Corporate Governance: Convergence of Form or Function, Ronald J. Gilson

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I Like to Pay Taxes: Taxpayer Support for Government Spending and the Efficiency of the Tax System, David M. Schizer and Yair Listokin

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Information Technology and the Increasing Efficacy of Non-Legal Sanctions in Financing Transactions, Ronald J. Mann

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In Search of Best Efforts: Reinterpreting Bloor v. Falstaff, Victor P. Goldberg

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Irredeemably Inefficient Acts: A Threat to Markets, Firms, and the Fisc, Alex Raskolnikov