Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Quantitative Legal Studies
Coupette, Corinna; Fleckner, Andreas M.
Otto-Hahn-Gruppe zur Finanzmarktregulierung
SummaryQuantitative methods rank among the standard techniques of many researchers – not only in the natural sciences but also in the social sciences and the humanities. Little is known, however, about the value of quantitative methods for legal scholarship. Therefore, one of the research projects of the Otto Hahn Group on Financial Regulation at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance is devoted to quantitative legal studies: the statistical analysis of discrete data to answer legal questions.