Law and Economics Workshop
Spring 2012

Instructor: Robert D. Cooter and Suzanne Scotchmer
Meeting Time: Monday, 12:00 - 1:55pm
Meeting Location: 141 Boalt


Date Speaker / Title
January 9 First Session - Introduction on "Financial Crisis"
January 16 MLK Holiday – No class
January 23 Stavros Gadinis, Berkeley Law School: “From Independence to Politics in Banking Regulation.”
January 30 Alex Stein, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law: “The Relational Contingency of Rights.”
February 6 Abraham L. Wickelgren, University of Texas, Austin, School of Law: “Admissible Third Party Litigation Funding Contracts as a Way to Constrain the Exploitation of Plaintiffs.”
February 13 Barry Adler, New York University: "The Advantage of Auction Over Contract in Multiple-Stage Investment Projects."
February 20 President's Day Holiday
February 27 Randall Morck, University of Alberta, School of Business: "Adoptive Expectations:Rising Sons in Japanese Family Firms."
March 5 Neil Siegel, Duke University, Law School: “Not the Power to Destroy: A Theory of the Tax Power for a Court that Limits the Commerce Power.”
March 12 Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum, Department of Economics and Law School, Vanderbilt University: “Cumulative Harm and Resilient Liability Rules for Product Markets.”
March 19 Eric Talley, Berkeley Law School: "The Model of Optimal Corporate Bailouts."
March 26 Spring Break - No class
April 2 Nicholas C. Howson, University of Michigan, Law School: Pathway to Minority Shareholder Protection: Derivative Actions in the People's Republic of China.
April 9 Prasad Krishnamurthy, Berkeley Law School: "Regulating Capital."
April 16 Christian Leuz, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business: "Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: Hysteresis, Implementation, and Enforcement."
April 23 Paul Seabright, Toulouse School of Economics, France: "The Old Boy Network: Gender Differences in the Impact of Social Networks on Remuneration in Top Executive Jobs."
April 24 Tuesday           Last Session – Cooter /Scotchmer Lecture