The Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB)
The Research Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB) at Notre Dame Law School is dedicated to promoting foundational research that contributes to scholarly and policy thinking about a range of important and timely issues at the intersection of law and market behavior. Specifically, ND LAMB promotes high-impact, interdisciplinary research across a number of interrelated legal fields that study these issues—most notably, corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property, property and contract, and market regulation more generally. In pursuing its research agenda, the Program draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in disciplines ranging from psychology to economics, business, and beyond. ND LAMB focuses, moreover, on promoting original legal scholarship that emphasizes observational and experimental empirical methods, through conferences, workshops, visitors and speakers, research support and collaborations with relevant programs and institutes worldwide.
On April 8, 2013, Notre Dame Law School hosted guest speaker, Ariel Katz, an Associate Professor of Law from the University of Toronto. He presented his research on his paper, “e-Books, p-Books, and the Durapolist Problem.” The paper discusses a novel explanation to the problem of e-book distribution, where retailers (such as Apple and Amazon) create distribution agreements that allow these companies to buy e-books and subsequently sell the books at whatever price the retailers choose. After rejecting some possible explanations, the paper will examine the hypothesis that these arrangements reflect the book industry’s solution to the durable monopoly problem (otherwise known as the “Durapolist” problem). The author also discussed legal implications of these findings, including important implications for competition law and policy.
Professor Mark McKenna participates in “Design Patents in the Modern World,” a conference held at Stanford Law School, and presents his paper (together Kathy Strandburg of NYU), entitled “Progress and Competition in Design.”
Notre Dame Law School and the LAMB hosts the “Behavioral Law and Economics: Substance and Methodology” Conference. The dramatic growth and influence of behavioral and experimental law and economics deserves close study and attention, to which this conference is devoted. Specifically, the conference builds on the contribution of leading scholars in the field to a first-of-its-kind “Handbook on Behavioral Economics and the Law” that will be published by Oxford University Press, offering a unique forum to examine the state-of-the-art of behavioral analysis throughout the law, its methodology and future challenges. Professor Tor of Notre Dame Law School presented his chapter, entitled “The Market, the Firm, and Behavioral Antitrust.”View All News
Mon Apr 15, 2013
When: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 3:30PM
Location: Room 2130
Mon Apr 8, 2013
When: Mon Apr 8, 2013, 3:30PM
Location: Room 2130
Professor Tor publishes a new article. Avishalom Tor & Oren Gazal-Ayal, The Innocence Effect, 62 DUKE L.J. 343 (2012). This Article provides field and empirical evidence for the hitherto neglected “innocence effect,” revealing that innocents are significantly less likely to accept plea offers that appear attractive to similarly situated guilty defendants. The Article further explores the psychological causes of the innocence effect and examines its implications for plea bargaining policy.