Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

Professors Bebchuk, Hart, Kaplow, and Spier

Monday 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Spring 2014
Hauser 105

Feb. 3:  
Catherine Barrera (Harvard)
Employment versus Contracting and the Timing of Hires: The Role of Urgency and Uncertainty

Feb. 10:                
Louis Kaplow (Harvard)
On the Optimal Design of Private Litigation

Mar. 3:  
Simone Sepe (Arizona / Toulouse)
Staggered Boards and Firm Value, Revisited

Mar. 10:               
Bentley MacLeod (Columbia)
Transactions Costs and the Employment Contract in the U.S. Economy

Mar. 24:               
Adair Morse (Haas)
Lawyers in the Executive Suite: The Value of Gatekeepers as Internal Governance

Apr. 7:   
Charles Angelucci (Harvard)
Motivating Information Acquisition through Risky Decision-Making

Apr. 14:
Fausto Panunzi (Bocconi / Harvard)
Transparency, Tax Pressure, and Access to Finance

Apr. 21:                
Kathryn Spier (Harvard)
Optimal Enforcement and Leniency for Group Misbehavior

*For those not enrolled in the seminar who need copies of a paper, please visit the course website at:

Select "Course Documents" for papers and the course schedule,  or contact Molly Eskridge (, 495-4635)

Fall 2011

September 19, 2011
Alberto Alesina, Harvard
"A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing"

September 26, 2011
Josh Teitelbaum, Georgetown
"The Nature of Risk Preferences: Evidence from Insurance Choices"

October 17, 2011
Martin Ochmke, Columbia
"Should Derivatives be Senior?"

October 24, 2011
Giovanni Maggi, Yale
"Optimal Design of Trade Agreements in the Presence of Renegotiation"

November 7, 2011
Holger Herz, Zurich/Harvard
"The Lure of Authority: Motivation and Incentive Effects of Power"

November 14, 2011
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard
"A Measure of Government Efficiency"

November 21, 2011
Gustavo Manso, MIT
"Libertarian Paternalism, Information Sharing, and Financial Decision-Making"

November 28, 2011
James Alt, Harvard
"Enforcement and Public Corruption: Evidence from US States"

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