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 Fall 2017 —Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell

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

Sept. 5:            Lauren Cohen (HBS), “Troll Check?” A Proposal for Administrative Review of Patent Litigation

Sept. 12:          Maya Sen (HKS), Influence and Ideology in the American Judiciary: Evidence from Supreme Court Law Clerks

Sept. 19:          Jonah Gelbach (University of Pennsylvania), The Logic and Limits of Event Studies in Securities Fraud Litigation

Sept. 26:         Howell Jackson (HLS), “Nobody is Proud of Soft Dollars”: A Critical Review of Excess Brokerage Commissions in the United States and the Likely Impact of Impending MiFID II Reforms in the European Union

Oct. 3:             Hal Scott (HLS), Controlling the Long-Term Problem of Short-Term Funding

Oct. 10:           No class—Columbus Day

Oct. 17:           Louis Kaplow (HLS), On the Design of Legal Rules: Balancing Versus Structured Decision Procedures

Oct. 24:          Marcel Kahan (NYU), Regulating Motivation: A New Perspective on the Volcker Rule

Oct. 31:           Lucian Bebchuk (HLS), Controlling Shareholders

Nov. 7:             John Armour (Oxford), Financing Disruption

Nov. 14:          Kathy Zeiler (Boston University), What Explains Observed Reluctance to Trade

Nov. 21:           J.J. Prescott (University of Michigan), Noncompetes and Employee Mobility

Nov. 28:          Yehonatan Givati (Hebrew University), Theories of Tax Deductions: Income Measurement versus Efficiency

Also, two evening sessions for the students will be held in Hauser 102 on Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, November 16 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pizza will be served for dinner.

For those not enrolled in the seminar who need copies of a paper, please visit the course website . Select “Course Documents” for papers and the course schedule,  or contact Molly Eskridge, 617-495-4635.