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 2019 Seminar Schedule  

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

January 29 -- Guhan Subramanian* (HLS) and Annie Zhao (HBS), Go-Shops Revisited

February 5 -- Will Dobbie (Princeton University) and Crystal Yang* (HLS), Equal Protection under Algorithms: A New Statistical and Legal Framework, Equal Protection under Algorithms: A New Statistical and Legal Framework

February 12 -- Jesse Fried* (HLS) and Ehud Kamar (Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law), Alibaba and the Rise of Law-Proof Insiders

February 19 -- Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago Law School), Contract Governance in Small World Networks:  The Case of the Maghribi Traders

February 26 -- Oren Bar-Gill* (HLS) and Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago Law School), An Information-Costs Theory of Default Rules

March 5 -- Allen Ferrell* (HLS), Alberto Manconi (Bocconi), Ekaterina Neretina (Tilburg/CentER), William Powley (MIT/HLS) and Luc Renneboog (Tilburg/ECGI), Are Star Lawyers Also Better Lawyers?

March 12 -- C. Scott Hemphill and Marcel Kahan* (both of NYU Law School), The Strategies of Anticompetitive Common Ownership

March 19 -- No Class--Spring Break

March 26 -- Holger Spamann (HLS), Indirect Investor Protection

April 2 -- Guilherme de Oliveira and Katharina Pistor* (both of Columbia Law School), Law, Liquidity & Lending

April 9 -- Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School), Unfair Disruption

April 16 -- Adam Chilton, Jonathan Masur* and Kyle Rozema* (all of University of Chicago Law School), Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards

April 23 -- Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (University of Amsterdam Law School) and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler* (NYU Law School), Learning in Standard Form Contracts:  Theory and Evidence


Two evening students-only sessions will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, March 7, and Thursday, April 4 (both in WCC 3018).

Previous Seminars:

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

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