Law and Economics Colloquium: Business Law and Economics

Professors Jennifer Arlen '86 and Emiliano Catan LLM '10

Spring 2015

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

LAW-LW.10864.001
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 2015 Schedule of Presenters

February 10

Quinn Curtis, University of Virginia School of Law
Paper Topic:  Do the Merits Matter? Evidence from Options Backdating Litigation

March 3

Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
Paper Topic:  Information and the Aim of Adjudication:  Truth or Consequences?

March 24

Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Paper Topic:  PROVOKING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INNOVATION: THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN LEASH

April 7

Morgan Ricks, Vanderbilt Law School
Paper Topic:  The Money Problem: The Monetary Origins of Financial Instability

April 14

Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School
Paper Topic:  How Quickly Do Markets Learn?  Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment

April 21

Robert Daines, Stanford Law School
Paper Topic:  Right on schedule: CEO option grants and opportunism

May 5

Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke Law School
Paper Topic:  Market Information and the Elite Law Firm