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Smith, Thomas

Journal Articles

  • “From Law to Automation” in 1 Criterion Journal of Innovation 535 (2016)
  • “Robot Slaves, Robot Masters, and the Agency Costs of Artificial Government” in 1 Criterion Journal of Innovation 1 (2016)
  • “The Zynga Clawback: Shoring Up the Central Pillar of Innovation” in 53 Santa Clara Law Review 577 (2013)
  • “The Reagan Revolution in the Network of Law” in Emory Law Journal (with Frank B. Cross, and Antonio Tomarchio) (2007)
  • “The Web of Law” in San Diego Law Review (2007)
  • “Finding Hayek” in 1 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 291 (2005)
  • “Real Oprions and Takeovers” in 52 Competition 1815 (2004)
  • Equality, Evolution and Partnership Law” in 3 Journal of Bioeconomics 99 (2001)
  • “The Efficient Norm for Corporate Law” in 98 Michigan Law Review 214 (1999)
  • “A Capital Markets Approach to Mass Torts Bankruptcy” in 104 Yale Law Review 367 (1994)
  • Four Faces of the Item Veto: A Reply to Tribe and Kurland” in 84 Northwestern Law Review 43 (with Sidak) (1990)
  • “Institutions and Entrepreneurs in American Corporate Finance” in 85 California Law Review 1 (1987)

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