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 Spring 2018 —Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell

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

Jan. 23:            Michael Frakes (Duke), Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity

Jan. 30:            Christopher Buccafusco (Cardozo), Intelligent Design

Feb. 6:             Cindy Alexander (George Mason), Does Conviction Matter?  The Reputational and Collateral Effects of Corporate Crime

Feb. 13:           John Coates (HLS), Reverse Termination Fees in M&A: Design, Signals, and Bidder Returns

Feb. 20:           Mark Wu (HLS), The Fall and Rebirth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Feb. 27:           Rob Sitkoff (HLS), When May a Fiduciary Engage in Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing?

Mar. 6:             Jake Gersen (HLS), Eating Law

[Mar. 13:         Spring Break – No Class]

Mar. 20:           Allen Ferrell (HLS), The “Fair Value” of Bonds

Mar. 27:           Jack Coffee (Columbia), The Agency Cost of Activism: Information Leakage, Thwarted Majorities, and the Public Morality

Apr. 3:             Menesh Patel (Columbia), Does Insider Trading Law Change Behavior? An Empirical Analysis

Apr. 10:           Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago), The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India’s Companies Act of 2013

Apr. 17:           Steven Shavell (HLS), Fault and the Principles of Punishment of Children by Parents

Also, two evening sessions for the students will be held in WCC B015 on Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 22, 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 “Syllabus” for papers and the course schedule,  or contact Molly Eskridge, 617-495-4635.