Conference on Law, Commerce and Development

Conference Schedule


Friday, April 11

          Furman Hall, Room 212, 245 Sullivan Street

Time Session Description
8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:20 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Session

•  Remarks by Richard Revesz, Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Session I

"The Boundaries of the Multinational Firm: An Empirical Analysis"

•  Author: Nathan Nunn, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

•  Commentator 1: Avinash Dixit, John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics, Princeton University

•  Commentator 2: Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Session II

"The Roots of Human Sociality: An Ethno-Experimental Exploration of the Foundations of Economic Norms in 16 Small-Scale Societies"

•  Author: Jean Ensminger, Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Anthropology, California Institute of Technology

•  Commentator 1: Marcel Fafchamps, Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University

•  Commentator 2: Lewis Kornhauser, Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon

Vanderbilt Hall, Snow Dining Room

40 Washington Square South , 4 th Floor

•  Keynote Speaker: Vijay Srinivas Tata, Chief Counsel Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Session III

" Contracts, Hold-Up and Exports: Textiles and Opium in Colonial India "

•  Author: Rachel Kranton, Professor, [Department of Economics] Duke University

•  Commentator 1: Bruce Carruthers, Gerald F. and Marjorie G. Fitzgerald Professor of Economic History, [Department of Sociology] Northwestern University

•  Commentator 2: Clayton P. Gillette, Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law, NYU School of Law

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Session IV

"Legal Remedies for Corruption in Government Contracting"

•  Author: Kevin E. Davis, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

•  Commentator 1: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale Law School

•  Commentator 2: Barak Richman, Associate Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law


Saturday, April 12

          Furman Hall, Room 212, 245 Sullivan Street

Time Session Description
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Session V


"Contract Enforcement and Economic Development in Two Cities of China "

•  Author: Xin He, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong School of Law

•  Commentator 1: Kathryn Hendley, William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin School of Law

•  Commentator 2: Donald Clarke, Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (AY 2007- 08), Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 - 12:15 p.m. Session VI


"The Effect of Corporate Taxes on Investment and Entrepreneurship"

•  Author: Simeon Djankov, Chief Economist, [Monitoring, Analysis and Policy - IFC] The World Bank

•  Commentator 1: Mitchell Kane, Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (Spring 2008), Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

•  Commentator 2: Michael Trebilcock, Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

12:15 p.m. Wrap-Up and Follow-up Projects


•  Kevin E. Davis

12:30 p.m.

Closing Lunch

Vanderbilt Hall, Snow Dining Room

40 Washington Square South , 4 th Floor