The advent of large data sets and sophisticated empirical analyses have reopened the scholarly debate on how to improve the traditional models of judicial behavior with a more data-driven approach. Numerous scholars inside and outside of the stream of judicial realism have shown that judicial behavior oftentimes reflects the political ideology and views of the judges. The political ideology of judges has been shown to predict the judicial vote reasonably well. The diffusion of big datasets and advanced quantitative analyses in the field of judicial behavior call for an increased scholarly debate on both the scope, scale, application and feasibility of the data and techniques for improved study of judicial behavior in a critical perspective.
Join the I3h team for the workshop co-organised by our colleague Sofia Amaral-Garcia. The aim of this event is to bring together junior and more experienced scholars of judicial behavior to discuss their ongoing research with a wider audience of scholars, academics and practitioners in law and economics.