Judicial performance is a critical determinant of the business environment (Doing-Business Indicators). Improving judicial performance cannot rely on traditional monetary incentives; an alternative approach is to improve the production process. In our first two studies, we report on observational and experimental studies that measure judicial productivity at the micro-level and extrapolate the magnitude of performance improvements following changes in management practices. In our third study, we measure the impact of improved judicial productivity on the business environment by looking at increases in firm closures when firms are randomly assigned to slower judges.
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Last Updated: May 10, 2018