Professors Barry Adler and Oren Bar-Gill
Tuesday, 4:00-5:50 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202
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
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)
Michael Simkovic, Seton Hall University School of Law
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
Alison Morantz, Stanford Law School
Paper Topic: Rethinking the Great Compromise:
What Happens When Large Companies Opt Out of Workers' Compensation?
David Laibson, Harvard University, Economics Department
Paper Topic: Self Control and Liquidity: How to Design a Commitment Contract
Christine Jolls, Yale Law School
Paper Topic: The New Behavioral Law and Economics
Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
Paper Topic: The Limits of Quantification