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Judging from judges: An empirical study on sequential decisions
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The legal system relies on the fairness and consistency of the judges, so any outside factors influencing the decision-making among judges is, therefore, of considerable interest to researchers and policymakers. Drawing on the previous study by Chen et al. (2016), this paper replicates their estimates on judges in a Swedish context. I utilize the promised random assignment of cases to judges and examine whether judges at the Stockholm Migration Court are influenced by the verdict in their previous case when deciding on their current case. This paper builds upon cases collected from the Migration Court together with lists from the Court’s internal administration-system, giving the paper a unique dataset. The results indicate that the judges are affected by both averages of previous verdicts and streaks of rejections. Lastly, the paper finds signs of non-randomization in the assignment of cases to judges, limiting the validity of the findings but also raises questions regarding the quality of the randomization process.

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2020. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
Decision-making, Court, Immigration
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-404079OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-404079DiVA, id: diva2:1392680
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Master Programme in Economics
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Available from: 2020-02-10 Created: 2020-02-09 Last updated: 2020-02-10Bibliographically approved

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