Professors John Ferejohn and Lewis Kornhauser
LW.10582.001 2 Credits
Tuesday, 4:25 - 6:25 p.m.
The course will investigate a wide variety of topics ranging from the foundations of rational choice theory (an inquiry important to the evaluation of the use of the theory in understanding law) to applications to questions of immediate interest. Economists and political scientists have used the theory to investigate a number of topics of central interest to the law such as (a) how the organization of Congress affects the nature and content of legislation enacted; (b) the relation between courts and Congress; (c) Congressional and judicial control of administrative agencies; (d) federalism; and (e) the structure of adjudication.
Fall 2022 Schedule of Presenters
Taisu Zhang, Yale University, School of Law
An excerpt from: "The Cultural and Legal Origins of Economic Divergence: China and the World, 1700-1984."
Leander Heldring, Northwestern University, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
"The Economic Effect of the English Parliamentary Enclosures."
October 7 (Friday) * Friday due to holiday : VH208 4:35-6:35pm
Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago, School of Law
“Constitutional Monarchy as Equilibrium"
Emma Kaufman, New York University, School of Law
"The Adjudicative State." (with Adam Cox, NYU School of Law)
To Be Determined
Jennifer Lawless, University of Virginia, School of Law
“It Takes More Than a Candidate: Gender, Political Ambition, and Representation.”
Maggie Blackhawk, New York University, School of Law
Colloquium questions? Email Máire Kimble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.6179