Photo of Oren Bar-GillOn May 12, Oren Bar-Gill was elected to the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA). Bar-Gill will serve a three-year term with the ALEA, which aims to aid in the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy and regulation and publishes the journal American Law and Economics Review.

At the ALEA annual two-day meeting May 7-8, held at Princeton University, three papers co-authored by Bar-Gill were presented during three separate panels. During a panel on behavioral law and economics, Bar-Gill’s co-author Rebecca Stone '09 presented, "Pricing Misperception: Explaining Pricing Structure in the Cellular Service Market." (Bar-Gill presented more of the pair’s work to the Federal Communications Commission on April 9.) At a panel on information and contract design, Bar-Gill presented "Product Use Information and the Limits of Voluntary Disclosure," a collaboration with Oliver Board, and NYU Professor of Economics Nicola Persico. Last, "Retractable Promises: Policing the Modification of Consumer Contracts," written by Bar-Gill and Beller Family Professor of Business Law Kevin Davis, was presented by Davis during a panel called “Modifying the Written Agreement.”

Also presented at the conference: two papers co-authored by Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law Stephen Choi, whose term as an ALEA board member ended this spring; two papers co-authored by Boxer Family Professor of Law Vicki Been '83; and a paper co-authored by Florencia Marotta Wurgler '01.

Posted May 20, 2010