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Aoki Seminar Series-Professor Andrea Chandrasekher

Tuesday, March 19

King Hall, Room 1303
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Empirically Investigating the Source of the Repeat Player Effect in Consumer Arbitration

The paper is co-authored with David Horton


Policymakers, courts, and scholars have long been interested in whether repeat players enjoy an advantage in forced arbitration. Sophisticated empirical studies of consumer and employment awards reveal that there is indeed a repeat player effect: even controlling for other factors, companies that arbitrate more than once boast higher win rates than one-shot firms. However, researchers have not yet tried to determine whether this repeat player effect is a product of experience within the arbitral forum (the “experience” hypothesis) or characteristics of the repeat playing companies themselves (the “defendant-specific” hypothesis).


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