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.
Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule
Meetings will be held on Tuesdays (5-6:30 PM, Hauser Hall 102).
September 6 -- Cass Sunstein (HLS), On the Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Labeling, With Special Reference to Genetically Modified Foods
September 13 -- Brian Galle (Georgetown University Law Center), Corporate Compliance Without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
September 20 -- Douglas Baird (University of Chicago Law School), Priority Matters
September 27 -- James Spindler (University of Texas Law School), We Have a Consensus on Fraud on the Market – And It’s Wrong
October 4 -- Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff (Washington University Law School/HLS), Social Value Orientation and the Law
October 11 -- No class - HLS holiday
October 18 -- Jason Johnston (University of Virginia School of Law), High Cost, Little Compensation, No Harm to Deter: New Evidence on Class Actions under Federal Consumer Protection Statutes
October 25 -- Adam Cox* (NYU School of Law) and Thomas Miles* (University of Chicago Law School), Legitimacy and Cooperation: Will Immigrants Cooperate with Local Police Who Enforce Federal Immigration Law?
November 1 -- Veronica Santarosa (University of Michigan Law School), Banking Financial Intermediation: Evidence from a Brokerage Law Reform in Eighteenth Century Marseille
November 8 -- Matthew Bodie (Saint Louis University School of Law/HLS), Employment as Fiduciary Relationship
November 15 -- Steven Shavell (HLS), Why Strict Liability Should Apply To All Dangerous Activities—Both Common and Uncommon
November 22 -- John Coates (HLS), Why M&A Contracts Have Grown in Length
November 29 -- Louis Kaplow (HLS), Recoupment, Market Power, and Predatory Pricing Analysis
Two evening students-only sessions will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, October 6, and Thursday, November 3 (both in Hauser Hall 102).