Law and Economics Seminar

Professors Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
Hauser 102

Spring 2014

Jan. 28:
Holger Spamann (HLS)
This Morning’s Breakfast, Last Night’s Game: Extraneous Influences on Judging

Feb. 4:  
Richard Revesz (NYU)
Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards

Feb. 11:                
Henry Smith (HLS) and Yuval Feldman (Bar-Ilan University)
Behavioral Equity

Feb. 18:                
James Greiner (HLS)
The Limits of Limited Legal Assistance Programs

Feb. 25:                
John Coates (HLS)
SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review

Mar. 4:  
Robert Daines (HLS)
Right on Schedule: CEO Option Grants and Opportunism

Mar. 11:               
Eric Posner (University of Chicago)
Quadratic Voting in Corporate Governance and Corporate Reorganizations

Mar. 25:               
Marcel Kahan (NYU)
Symbolic Corporate Governance Policies

Apr. 1:   
Jonathan Barnett (USC)
Dynamic Analysis of Intellectual Property: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Apr. 8:   
George Priest (Yale)
The Political Order and the Market Order

Apr. 15:                
Steven Choi (NYU)
The Guarantee Pricing Puzzle

Apr. 22:                
Bert Huang (Columbia)
Judicial Priorities

 

 

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

http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k98276

Select "Course Documents" for papers and the course schedule, or contact Molly Eskridge (meskridge@law.harvard.edu, 495-4635)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professors Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
Hauser 102

Fall 2013 

Sep. 10
Mark Lemley
(Stanford)
Missing the Forest for the Trolls

Sep. 17: 
Sonja Starr
(University of Michigan)
Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases

Sep. 24: 
Daniel Sokol
(University of Florida)
Policing the Firm

Oct. 1: 
Daniel Klerman and Lisa Klerman
(University of Southern California) 
Mediation and Settlement Bargaining

Oct. 8: 
Ryan Bubb (New York University)
 
How Behavioral Economics Trims its Sails and Why

Oct. 15: 
No Class:


Oct. 22: 
Ben Roin
(HLS)
The Case for Tailoring Patent Awards Based on the Time-to-Market of Inventions

Oct. 29: 
Lucian Bebchuk
(HLS)
Short-Termism

Nov. 5: 
Mark Wu
(HLS)
Self-Help and WTO Law

Nov. 12: 
Avishalom Tor
(Notre Dame)
Understanding Behavioral Antitrust

Nov. 19: 
Vikramaditya Khanna
(University of Michigan)
CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds


Nov. 26: 
Michael Simkovic
(Seton Hall University) 
The Million Dollar Law Degree

Dec. 3: 
Joanna Shepherd-Bailey
(Emory University)
Party Loyalty in Judicial Decision-Making

Also, two evening sessions for the students will be held in Hauser 102 on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Pizza will be served for dinner.

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

http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k96572

Select "Course Documents" for papers and the course schedule, or contact Molly Eskridge (meskridge@law.harvard.edu, 495-4635)




Professors Steven Shavell and Louis Kaplow

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
Hauser 102

Spring 2012

Jan. 24
John Coates
(HLS)
Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A


Jan. 31: 
William Hubbard
(University of Chicago)
The Problem of Measuring Legal Change, with Application to Bell Atlantic v. Twombly


Feb. 7: 
Quinn Curtis
(University of  Virginia)
An Empirical Study of Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Litigation: Do the Merits Matter?


Feb. 14: 
Robert Sitkoff
(HLS) 
Trust Investment Law after the Financial Crisis: Doctrine, Theory, and Evidence


Feb. 21: 
Jennifer Arlen (NYU)
 
Corporate Governance Regulation Through Non-Prosecution


Feb. 28: 
David Rosenberg
(HLS) and Kathy Spier (HLS)
On the Structural Bias in the Litigation of Common Question Claims


Mar. 6: 
Gillian Hadfield
(University of Southern California)
Scaffolding: Using Formal Contracts to Build Informal Relations to Support Innovation

Mar. 13: 
No Class: Spring Break


Mar. 20: 
Lisa Bernstein
(University of Chicago) 
Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy


Mar. 27: 
Holger Spamann
(HLS)
Methodological Requirements for Large-Scale Comparisons – The Example of Legal Families


Apr. 3: 
Christine Jolls
(Yale)
Behavioral Law and Economics


Apr. 10: 
Terry Fisher
(HLS)
Infection: The Health Crisis in the Developing World and What We Should Do About It


Apr. 17: 
Dan Klerman
(University of Southern California)
“Economic Analysis of Personal Jurisdiction: Exit, Voice, and Price”

Also, two evening sessions for the students will be held on Thursday, February 23 and Thursday, April 5, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Pizza will be served for dinner.


For those not enrolled in the seminar who need copies of a paper, please visit the course website at: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k84712 
Select "Course Documents" for papers and the course schedule,  or contact Molly Eskridge (meskridge@law.harvard.edu, 495-4635)




Fall 2011

Tuesday, September 13
John Golden, University of Texas Law School
"Patent-Infringement Injunctions' Scope."

Tuesday, September 20
Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern University
"The Law and Economics of the Exclusionary Rule"

Tuesday, September 27
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School  
"Burden of Proof "

Tuesday, October 4
Hal Scott, Harvard Law School 
"Contagion in the Financial Crisis and What to Do About it in the Future"

Tuesday, October 11
Keith Hylton, Boston University 
"The Economics of Third-Party Financed Litigation"

Tuesday, October 18
Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto  
"What Makes Poor Countries Poor? Institutional Determinants of Development"

Tuesday, October 25
David Weisbach, University of Chicago
"Knowledge of the Tax Law"

Tuesday, November 1
Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School 
"A Basic Enforcement Advantage of the Negligence Rule over Regulation: The Negligence Determination is Triggered by Harm"

Tuesday, November 8
Jake Gersen, Harvard Law School 
"Agency Design and Distributive Politics"

Tuesday, November 15
Ed Morrison, Columbia Law School 
"Mortgage Modification and Strategic Behavior: Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide"

Tuesday, November 22
Rob Stikkoff, Harvard Law School 
"Trust Investment Law after the Financial Crisis: Doctrine, Theory, and Empirical Analysis"

Tuesday, November 29
Yair Listokin, Yale Law School 
"Do Lawyers Really Believe Their Own Hype and Should They? A Natural Experiment"

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