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.

Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule   

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

September 6 -- Cass Sunstein (HLS), On 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 Have M&A Contracts Grown? Evidence from Twenty Years of Deals

November 29 -- Louis Kaplow (HLS), Recoupment 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).

Previous Seminars:

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

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Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

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Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

Full Year 2003