Larry Garvin

Moritz College of Law


My interests rest in the intersection between behavioral decision theory and the law and economics of contracting and commercial law.  More specifically, I am interested in how heuristics and biases, whether individual or collective, affect market behavior, and how the law might take these effects into account.  Past work includes work on small business behavior, the law of damages for remote risk, and how the law treats uncertainty as to future performance.  My main current project in this field examines warranty and, more particularly, disclaimer, to see whether the implied warranty of fitness should be subsumed in the law of express warranty in light of the biases involved in assessing remote risk and evaluating warranty disclaimers.

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