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 "Course Materials" tab on the left to download seminar articles). Enrollment in either or both semesters is permitted.

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule     

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

September 8--Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania), “Modularity Theory and Internet Policy: Towards a Dynamic Theory of Network Architecture and Regulation”

September 15--Mark Roe (HLS), “Financial Markets and the Political Center of Gravity”

September 22--Jason Johnston (University of Virginia), “Do Product Bans Help Consumers?  Questioning the Economic Foundations of Dodd-Frank Mortgage Regulation”

September 29--William Hubbard (University of Chicago), “The Discovery Sombrero, and Other Metaphors for Litigation”

October 6--Scott Hemphill (NYU), “Less Restrictive Alternatives in Antitrust and Constitutional Law”

October 13--Columbus Day-No Class

October 20--Assaf Hamdani (Hebrew University), “Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds”

October 27--Jill Fisch (University of Pennsylvania), “Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?”

November 3--Oren Bar-Gill (HLS), “(Mis)perceptions of Law in Consumer Markets”

November 10--Barak Richman (Duke University), “An Autopsy of Cooperation: Diamonds, Arbitration, and the Trust Myth”

November 17--Elisabeth de Fontenay (Duke University), “Market Information and the Elite Law Firm”

November 24--Louis Kaplow (HLS), “On the Relevance of Market Power”

December 1--Alan Sykes (NYU), “Economic ‘Necessity’ in International Law”

Also, two evening sessions for the students will be held in Hauser Hall 102 on Thursday, October 15, and Thursday, November 12, from 6-9 PM. Pizza will be served for dinner.  

Previous Seminars:

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