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ETH Zurich, Toulouse School of Economics Institute for Advanced Study, and Columbia University Economics Department/SIPA
April 17, 2020

Ideas Have Consequences The Impact of Law and Economics on American Justice
By Elliott Ash, Daniel L. Chen, Suresh Naidu∗

We obtained data on criminal sentencing by federal district judges from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Extensive descriptions of these data are available in (Yang 2014). The FOIA data comes merged with judge identity for the years 1992 through 2011 in two overlapping samples. For the years 1992 through 2003 (used for the within-judge event study), there are approximately 1.03 million cases. For the years 1999 through 2011 (used for analyzing the eect of discretion provided in Booker ), there are approximately 856,000 cases.....[Citing TRAC Data].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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