Law and Economics Colloquium

Professors Barry Adler and Oren Bar-Gill

Spring 2014
Tuesday, 4:00-5:50 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202

2 credits

Faculty from NYU and other institutions will present current research in law and economics. Students in the colloquium will evaluate and critique this research as guided by the professors in the course. Students do not need a background in economics but it is helpful. Students will not need to perform mathematical calculations, but will need to be comfortable with basic arithmetic and rudimentary calculus (taking a first derivative) in order to follow class presentations.


Spring 2014 Schedule of Presenters

January 28

John Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Paper Topic:  The Role of Selection Effects in Estimated Racial Healthcare Disparities: Evidence from Travelers (with Eric Helland & Ajay Sridhar)

February 11

Michael Simkovic, Seton Hall University School of Law

Paper Topic: The Economic Value of a Law Degree (with Frank McIntyre)

March 4

Oliver Hart, Harvard University, Economics Department
Paper Topic: Tax Shelters or Efficient Tax Planning?
                      A Theory of The Firm 
Perspective On the Economic Substance Doctrine

March 25

Alison Morantz, Stanford Law School
Paper Topic: Rethinking the Great Compromise:
                     What Happens When Large Companies Opt Out of Workers' Compensation?

April 8

David Laibson, Harvard University, Economics Department
Paper Topic: Self Control and Liquidity: How to Design a Commitment Contract

April 22

Christine Jolls, Yale Law School
Paper Topic: The New Behavioral Law and Economics

May 6

Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
Paper Topic: The Limits of Quantification