The John M. Olin Center

The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business

John M. Olin Student Writing Prize in Law and Economics

This is a $2,000 prize awarded for an outstanding paper written by an HLS student analyzing a legal topic from an economic perspective. Prior to submitting a paper for consideration, a student must request that the professor under whom the paper was written email a statement of evaluation of the paper directly to Professor Steven Shavell by the deadline below.  Upon fulfillment of that requirement, the paper should be submitted by email to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator, by midnight on Friday, April 23, 2021. The prize is generally awarded in May.  For further information, please contact Irina Goldina

Law and Economics Fellows Writing Prize

This is a $2,000 prize awarded by the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business for an outstanding paper (by a current John M. Olin or Terence M. Considine fellow) analyzing a legal topic from an economic perspective. Papers should be submitted by email to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator, by midnight on Friday, April 23, 2021. The prize is generally awarded in May. For further information, please contact Irina Goldina.

 

LAW AND ECONOMICS FELLOWS WRITING PRIZE (2019-2021)

2020 - “Discerning Discretion?  Estimating Prosecutor Effects at Criminal Sentencing” by Hannah Shaffer (co-authored with Emma Harrington).

2019 - “If You Give a Judge a Risk Score: Evidence from Kentucky Bail Decisions” by Alex Albright.

JOHN M. OLIN STUDENT WRITING PRIZES IN LAW AND ECONOMICS (2016-2021)

2021 - “No (Un)Intended Consequences—The Impact of Treaty Breaches on Foreign Direct Investment” by Maria Trinidad Alonso QuirĂ³s.

2020 (1) - “Consumer Protection and Disclosure Rules in the Age of Algorithmic Behavior-Based Pricing” by Haggai Porat.

2020 (2) - “Rethinking the Global Governance of Migrant Domestic Workers: The Heterodox Case of Informal Filipina Workers in China” by Yiran Zhang.

2019 - “Body Cameras and Police Discrimination: Evidence from London” by Spencer Smith.

2018 (1) - “Effects of External Whistleblower Rewards on Internal Reporting” by Masaki Iwasaki.

2018 (2) - “High Tech, Low Voice: Dual-Class IPOs in the Technology Industry” by Roberto Tallarita.

2017 (1) - “Breaking Down Asset Managers:  Active and Passive Fund Incentives for Anti-Competition” by John Abraham.

2017 (2) - “Slipping Through the Cracks: Detecting Manipulation in Regional Commodity Markets” by Jeffery Y. Zhang (co-authored with Reid B. Stevens).

2016 (1) - “Living with Money Market Fund Reform” by Ledina Gocaj.

2016 (2) - “Regulating Secondary Markets in the High Frequency Age:  A Principled and Coordinated Approach” by Michael Morelli.

John M. Olin Student Writing Prizes (1996-2015)