Law and Economics Colloquium: Law and Economics

Professors Emiliano Catan LLM '10 and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler '01

Spring 2016

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 2016 Schedule of Presenters

January 26

Roberta Romano, Yale Law School
Paper Topic: The Private Ordering Solution to Multiforum Shareholder Litigation

February 9

Yun-chien Chang, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Paper Topic: Attorney and Judge Experience in Torts Litigation

March 1

Eric Talley, Columbia Law School
Paper Topic: Short-Termism and Long-Termism

March 22

J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School
Paper Topic: A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement

April 5

Kathy Zeiler, Boston University School of Law
Paper Topic: The Impact of Damages Caps on Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums 

April 19

Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School
Paper Topic: Optimal Defaults in Consumer Markets

May 3

Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School
Paper Topic: The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges (available in hard copy only, Michelle Austin VH 308)