Essays on Civil Litigation and Contest Theory
This thesis primarily develops novel game-theoretic tools, and applies these tools to study civil litigation in common law jurisdictions — the process through which a private plaintiff seeks judicial remedies against a private defendant. First, this thesis models civil litigation as a simultaneous-move contest between two litigants, each of whom exerts costly efforts to maximize her monetary payoff. A success function describes the litigants' respective...[Show more]
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