The John M. Olin Center

The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business

Law and Economics Seminar

This seminar will provide students with an opportunity to learn about ongoing research involving the economic analysis of law. At most of the meetings invited speakers present works in progress. Examples can be found on the Course Website (navigate to the "Assignments" tab on the left to download seminar articles). Enrollment in either or both semesters is permitted.

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule  

Meetings will be held on Tuesdays (5-6:30 PM, Hauser Hall 102).

January 23 -- Michael Frakes (Duke), Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity

January 30 -- Christopher Buccafusco (Cardozo), Intelligent Design

February 6 -- Cindy Alexander (George Mason), Does Conviction Matter? The Reputational and Collateral Effects of Corporate Crime

February 13 -- John Coates (HLS), Reverse Termination Fees in M&A: Design, Signals, and Bidder Returns

February 20 -- Mark Wu (HLS), The Fall and Rebirth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 27 -- Rob Sitkoff (HLS), When May a Fiduciary Engage in Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing?

March 6 -- Jake Gersen (HLS), Eating Law

March 13 -- Spring Break (no class)

March 20 -- Allen Ferrell (HLS), The “Fair Value” of Bonds

March 27 -- Jack Coffee (Columbia), The Agency Cost of Activism: Information Leakage, Thwarted Majorities, and the Public Morality

April 3 -- Menesh Patel (Columbia), Does Insider Trading Law Change Behavior? An Empirical Analysis

April 10 -- Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago), The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India’s Companies Act of 2013

April 17 -- Steven Shavell (HLS), What Fault and the Principles of Punishment of Children by Parents

Two evening students-only sessions will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, February 22, and Thursday, March 22 (both in WCC B015).

Previous Seminars:

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

Full Year 2003