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Barak D. Richman

Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Distinguished Professor of Law
School of Law
Duke Law School Room 4176, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


"Just What Is Going On Here?" An Homage

Journal Article Law and Contemporary Problems · 2024 Link to item Cite

Limiting Overall Hospital Costs by Capping Out-of-Network Rates

Journal Article Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences · 2023 Link to item Cite

A Financial Case for a Medical-Legal Partnership: Reducing Lengths of Stay for Inpatient Care.

Journal Article J Law Med Ethics · 2023 While Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) have improved the health and well-being of the people they serve, most healthcare institutions will only invest in an MLP if they are convinced that doing so will improve its balance sheet. This article offers a deta ... Full text Link to item Cite

Shopping for Healthcare: Can We Be Good Consumers?

Journal Article Health Management, Policy and Innovation · 2022 Cite

Noncompete Agreements — The Need for a Refresh

Journal Article New England Journal of Medicine · 2022 Cite

"Just What Is Going On Here?" An Homage

Journal Article Law and Contemporary Problems · 2024 Link to item Cite

Limiting Overall Hospital Costs by Capping Out-of-Network Rates

Journal Article Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences · 2023 Link to item Cite

A Financial Case for a Medical-Legal Partnership: Reducing Lengths of Stay for Inpatient Care.

Journal Article J Law Med Ethics · 2023 While Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) have improved the health and well-being of the people they serve, most healthcare institutions will only invest in an MLP if they are convinced that doing so will improve its balance sheet. This article offers a deta ... Full text Link to item Cite

Shopping for Healthcare: Can We Be Good Consumers?

Journal Article Health Management, Policy and Innovation · 2022 Cite

Noncompete Agreements — The Need for a Refresh

Journal Article New England Journal of Medicine · 2022 Cite

Consumer Law as an Axis of Economic Inequality

Journal Article Boston University Law Review · 2022 Cite

Macromedical Regulation

Journal Article Ohio State Law Journal · 2021 Cite

Preparing Hospitals for the Next Pandemic

Other Harvard Business Review · 2021 Cite

A Cancer Patient’s Brutal Commute

Other Wall Street Journal · 2021 Cite

Give Employees Cash to Purchase Their Own Insurance

Other Harvard Business Review · 2020 Cite

Toward an Effective Innovation Agenda

Other New England Journal of Medicine · 2019 Cite

Consolidation in Provider and Insurer Markets: Enforcement Issues and Priorities

Journal Article AAI’s Series on Competition in the Delivery and Payment of Healthcare Services · 2018 Link to item Cite

Health Regulation for the Digital Age — Correcting the Mismatch

Other New England Journal of Medicine · 2018 Cite

Promoting Competition in Healthcare Enforcement and Policy: Framing an Active Competition Agenda

Journal Article AAI's Series on Competition in the Delivery and Payment of Healthcare Services · 2018 Link to item Cite

Stateless Commerce: Diamond Dealers, Ethnic Trading Networks, and the Persistence of Relational Exchange

Book · June 19, 2017 In Stateless Commerce, Barak Richman uses the colorful case study of the diamond industry to explore how ethnic trading networks operate and why they persist in the twenty-first century. How, for example, does the 47th Street diamond district in midtown Ma ... Link to item Cite

Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

Journal Article Loyola University Chicago Law Review · 2017 Link to item Cite

Achieving Universal Coverage without Turning to a Single Payer: Lessons from 3 Other Countries

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Association · 2017 Cite

Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

Journal Article Loyola University Chicago Law Journal · 2017 Link to item Cite

A Coasean View of Stateless Commerce

Journal Article Man and the Economy · 2017 Cite

The Physician as Dictator

Other The Lancet · 2017 Cite

How Health Care Hurts Your Paycheck

Other New York Times · 2016 Cite

The Challenge of Co-Religionist Commerce

Journal Article Duke Law Journal · 2015 Link to item Cite

The Mechanics of Statelessness: Peering into the Diamond Industry and the Institutions of Trust-Based Exchange

Journal Article Inequality, Trust, and Ethics Conference: London 2015 · 2015 Cite

Elhauge on Tying: Vindicated by History

Journal Article Tulsa Law Review · 2014 Link to item Cite

Organizational Innovation in the Health Sector: Cost and Quality Solutions for Health Policy

Journal Article Health Management, Policy and Innovation · 2013 Cite

Overbilling and Informed Financial Consent--A Contractual Solution

Journal Article New England Journal of Medicine · 2012 Link to item Cite

Norms and Law: Putting the Horse Before the Cart

Journal Article Duke Law Journal · 2012 Link to item Cite

The Provider-Monopoly Problem in Health Care

Journal Article Oregon Law Review · 2011 Link to item Cite

Who Pays? Who Benefits? Unfairness in American Health Care

Journal Article Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy · 2011 Link to item Cite

Contracts Meet Henry Ford

Journal Article Hofstra Law Review · 2011 Link to item Cite

A Cautious Path Forward on Accountable Care Organizations

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Association · 2011 Link to item Cite

On the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

Other North Carolina Medical Journal · 2010 Link to item Cite

On Doctors and Judges

Journal Article Duke Law Journal · 2009 Link to item Cite

Searching for Industry Modernization

Journal Article Modern Physician · 2009 Cite

Understanding the 'Corporate' in Corporate Social Responsibility

Journal Article Harvard Law & Policy Review · 2008 Link to item Cite

Lessons from the First Bridge to Nowhere

Other News & Observer · 2008 Cite

Lessons from India in organizational innovation: a tale of two heart hospitals.

Journal Article Health Aff (Millwood) · 2008 Recent discussions in health reform circles have pinned great hopes on the prospect of innovation as the solution to the high-cost, inadequate-quality U.S. health system. But U.S. health care institutions-insurers, providers, and specialists-have ceded lea ... Full text Link to item Cite

Blood Diamonds' Many Facets (Op-ed)

Other News & Observer · 2007 Cite

Who Pays for Health Insurance?

Other Wall Street Journal · 2007 Cite

Antitrust and Nonprofit Hospital Mergers: A Return to Basics

Journal Article University of Pennsylvania Law Review · 2007 Link to item Cite

Fifty Years of Community Service: A Tribute to Mel Shimm

Journal Article Law & Contemporary Problems · 2006 Link to item Cite

Distributive Injustice(s) in American Health Care

Journal Article Law & Contemporary Problems · 2006 Link to item Cite

Foreword: Health Policy's Fourth Dimension

Journal Article Law & Contemporary Problems · 2006 Link to item Cite

Organizational Responses to Discontinuous Innovations: A Casy Study Approach

Journal Article International Journal of Innovation Management · 2004 Link to item Cite

Mandating Negotiations to Solve the NIMBY Problem: A Creative Regulatory Response

Journal Article UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy · 2002 Link to item Cite