SPRING 2020 — Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell
Meetings will be held on Tuesdays (5-6:30 PM, Hauser Hall 102)
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to engage with ongoing research in the economic analysis of law.
Given the current public health situation, and the particularly communal nature of this seminar, all remaining meetings for Spring 2020 will be limited to the enrolled students only. If you have any questions, please contact Molly Eskridge (email@example.com, 617-495-4635)
Jan. 28: Edward Fox (Michigan), Is There a Delaware Effect for Controlled Firms?
Feb. 4: Mark Roe (Harvard), The Power of the Narrative in Corporate Law
Feb. 11: Mark Ramseyer (Harvard), A Group Monitoring Theory of the Underclass: With Examples from Outcastes, Koreans, and Okinawans in Japan
Feb. 18: Louis Kaplow (Harvard), Efficiencies in Merger Analysis
Feb. 25: Sonja Starr (Michigan), Expungement of Criminal Convictions: An Empirical Study
Mar. 3: Michael Ohlrogge (NYU Law), Bankruptcy Claim Dischargeability and Public Externalities: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Mar. 10: Anthony Casey (Chicago) The New Bargaining Theory of Corporate Bankruptcy and Chapter 11’s Renegotiation Framework
[Mar. 17: Spring Break – No Classes]
Mar. 24: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard), Corporate Governance
Mar. 31: Nick Stephanopoulos (Harvard), The Race-Blind Future of Voting Rights
Apr. 7: Steve Shavell (Harvard), On the Principles Used by Parents to Discipline Their Children: A Description and a Functional Explanation
Apr. 14: Howell Jackson (Harvard), The Many Pathways to Federal Spending
Apr. 21: Lisa Bernstein (Chicago), Managerial Contracting: A Preliminary Study
Two evening students-only sessions will be held in WCC 3018 from 6-9 PM on Thursday, February 27 and Thursday, April 2. Pizza will be served for dinner.
For those not enrolled in the seminar who need copies of a paper, please visit the course website at: https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/71083 Select “Syllabus” for papers and the course schedule, or contact Molly Eskridge (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-495-4635)