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.