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.
Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule
January 27 Jesse Fried (HLS), The Illusory Promise of Pre-Emptive Rights
February 3 Alan Schwartz (Yale), Regulating for Rationality
February 10 Will Dobbie (Economics, Princeton), Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham (Economics, Harvard), Crystal Yang* (HLS), Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health
February 17 J. J. Prescott (Michigan) and Kathryn Spier* (HLS), A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement
February 24 Michal Gal (Haifa) and Daniel Rubinfeld* (Berkeley, NYU), The Hidden Costs of Free Goods: Implications for Antitrust Enforcement
March 3 Sonja Starr (HLS, Michigan), Do Ban-the-Box Laws Reduce Employment Barriers for Black Men?
March 10 Einer Elhauge (HLS), Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Theory of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Spending Clause Limits
March 17 No class—spring break
March 24 Emiliano Catan (NYU) and Marcel Kahan* (NYU), The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes
March 31 Howell Jackson* (HLS) and Paul Rothstein (US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), Benefit Assessment in Consumer Protection Regulation
April 7 Joe Bankman* (Stanford) and Daniel Shaviro (NYU), Piketty in America: A Tale of Two Literatures
April 14 Holger Spamann (HLS), On the Rationale of the Business Judgment Rule
April 21 Lisa Bernstein (Chicago), Private Ordering and Social Capital In Procurement Contracts: A Preliminary Exploration
In addition, two evening students-only sessions will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, February 19, and Thursday, April 9 (both in Hauser Hall 102).