CFDP 665

Blockmodeling Complex Statutes: Mapping Techniques Based on Combinatorial Optimization for Analyzing Economic Legislation and Its Stress Points over Time


Publication Date: March 1983

Pages: 15


Blockmodeling, a combinatorial technique for relational data analysis, is applied to studying texts of complex economic legislation. By making this area a subject for mathematical modeling, using methods related to combinatories, logic, and discrete optimization, we describe a new type of frontier between law and economics.