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 "Course Materials" tab on the left to download seminar articles). Enrollment in either or both semesters is permitted.
Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule
September 9 Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern) and Robert Sitkoff* (HLS), The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis
September 16 Ben Roin (Sloan School, MIT), Creating Incentives for Drug Repurposing to Solve the Problem of New Uses
September 23 Robert Bone (Texas), Trademark Functionality Revisited and Revised
September 30 Eric Rasmusen (Kelley School, Indiana), Which Corporations Should Be Exempted from the Obamacare Contraception Mandate? A Comment on “Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act", a Proposed Rule by the IRS, EBSA, and HHS
October 7 Ryan Bubb* (NYU) and Prasad Krishnamurthy (Berkeley), Mortgage Regulation for Bubbles
October 14 No class—HLS holiday
October 21 Tess Wilkinson-Ryan* (Penn) and David Hoffman (Temple), Intuitions about Contract Formation
October 28 Mark Ramseyer (HLS), Social Capital and the Formal Legal System: Evidence from Prefecture-Level Data in Japan
November 4 Adriaan Lanni (HLS), Collective Sanctions in Classical Athens
November 11 Kip Viscusi* (Vanderbilt) and Richard Zeckhauser* (JFK School, Harvard), Regulating Ambiguous Risks: The Less than Rational Regulation of Pharmaceuticals
November 18 Louis Kaplow (HLS), Information and the Aim of Adjudication: Truth or Consequences?
November 25 Jennifer Arlen* (NYU) and Stephan Tontrup (Max Planck Institute of Economics), Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions
December 2 Allen Ferrell* (HLS), Hao Liang (Tilburg) and Luc Renneboog (Tilburg), Socially Responsible Firms
In addition, two evening students-only sessions will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, October 23, and Thursday, November 20 (both in Hauser Hall 102).