Dr. Laarni Escresa of Institut für Recht und Ökonomik der Universität Hamburg and Professor Dr. Nuno Garoupa of the University of Illinois College of Law, have published Judicial Politics in Unstable Democracies: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, an Empirical Analysis 1986-2010, forthcoming in Asian Journal of Law and Economics.
Here is the abstract:
In this paper we investigate empirically the determinants of judicial behavior at the Philippine Supreme Court in the period 1986-2010. Our results show an important alignment between individual Justices and the interests of the presidential appointers, although it varies across presidential terms. We discuss these empirical results in the context of the Philippine unstable democracy and the implications for the comparative literature on judicial behavior.
Tags: Asian Journal of Law and Economics, Empirical methods in legal communication studies, Judges' legal decisionmaking, Judicial decisionmaking, Legal decisionmaking, Philippine Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the Philippines