Recent Submissions

  • Divorce laws and the structure of the American family 

    Mechoulan, S.. 2006. "Divorce laws and the structure of the American family." Journal of Legal Studies 35(1): 143-174. © 2006 by Journal of Legal Studies.
    This paper investigates the impact of no-fault divorce laws on marriage and divorce in the United States. I propose a theory that captures the key stylized facts of the rising then declining divorce rates and the apparent ...
  • The External Effects of Black Male Incarceration on Black Females 

    Mechoulan, Stephane. 2011. "The External Effects of Black Male Incarceration on Black Females." Journal of Labor Economics 29(1): 1-35.
    This article examines how the increase in the incarceration of black men and the sex ratio imbalance it induces shape the behavior of young black women. Combining data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Current ...
  • Altruism and Innovation in Health Care 

    Jena, Anupam B., Stephane Mechoulan, and Tomas J. Philipson. 2010. "Altruism and Innovation in Health Care." Journal of Law & Economics 53(3): 497-518. © 2010 by Journal of Law & Economics..
    The joint presence of technological change and consumption externalities is central to health care industries around the world, because medical innovation drives the expansion of the health care sector and altruism seems ...