Law & Economics Seminar

Law & Economics Seminar

  • All presentations, unless otherwise noted, are Monday 2-3:30 pm in Eck Hall 2130.
  • The workshop is open to all Notre Dame faculty and students.

Fall 2014

M 9/15 Stephen Yelderman (ND Law School): Coordination-Focused Patent Policy
M 9/22 Kirk B. Doran (ND Economics): Prizes and Productivity: How Winning the Fields Medal Affects Scientific Output (with George J. Borjas, Harvard Kennedy School)
M 9/29 Margaret F. Brinig (ND Law School): Shared Parenting Laws: Mistakes of Pooling?
M 10/13 Eric Rasmusen (IU Business): “The Goals of the Corporation under Shareholder Primacy: Just Profit — Or Social Responsibility and Religious Exercise Too?”
M 11/3 Jonathan Remy Nash (Emory Law School): “Interparty Judicial Appointments: A Study of New York’s Bipartisan Senatorial Nomination System, 1977-1998"
M 11/10 Matthew E.K. Hall (ND Political Science): “The Limits of Leadership: Building Consensus on State Supreme Courts” (with Jason Harold Windett, Saint Louis University Political Science)
F 11/14
(Eck 3130 at 12:30 pm)
Law and Economics Symposium: Keith N. Hylton (Boston University School of Law) and Fred S. McChesney (University of Miami School of Law)
M 11/17 Paul J. Heald (University of Illinois College of Law): “How Notice-and-Takedown Regimes Create Markets for Music on YouTube: An Empirical Study”
M 11/24 Simone M. Sepe (Arizona Law School): “The Delaware Myth and the Financial Value of Corporate Law” (with K.J. Martijn Cremers, ND Finance)

Fall 2013

09/09 Zachary Gubler (Arizona State Law School), “Experimental Rules”
09/16 Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago Law School), “Trade Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy”
09/30 Eleanor Brown (George Washington Law School), “Why Do Black West Indian Migrants Dominate Affirmative Action Programs in the Ivy League and Other Elite Institutions? Some Reflections on the Educational Upside of Highly Networked Communities”
10/07 Margaret Brinig (Notre Dame Law School), “Grandparents and Accessory Dwelling Units: Preserving Intimacy and Independence”
10/14 Daniel B. Kelly (Notre Dame Law School), “Allocating Property at Death: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Succession Law”
11/04 Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall Law School) & Frank McIntyre (Rutgers Business School), “The Economic Value of a Law Degree”
11/11 Nicole Stelle Garnett (Notre Dame Law School), “Public-School Closures as a Land-Use Problem”
11/25 Daniel Hungerman (Notre Dame Economics), “Understanding the Incidence(s) of School Choice: Evidence on the Fiscal & Sectarian Effects of U.S. School-Choice Programs from a Selected Sample of Schools”
12/06
Fri.
Daniel Chen (ETH Zurich), “Priming Ideology? Electoral Cycles Without Electoral Incentives Among U.S. Judges”, DeBartolo 125, 3:30-5:00 pm

Spring 2013

01/17
(2-4:45 pm)
Thur.
McCartan
Courtroom
Law and Economics Symposium: “The Tragedy of the Anticommons”
* Michael A. Heller (Columbia Law School), The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives” (2:00 pm)
* Jenny Rae Hawkins (Oberlin Economics), “Mitigating Hold-Up Through Complementarities and Refunds” (3:30 pm)
01/21 Daniel B. Kelly (Notre Dame Law School), “Circumventing the Anticommons: Evidence from Real Estate Transactions”
02/04 Margaret F. Brinig (Notre Dame Law) & Nicole S. Garnett (Notre Dame Law), Beyond Classroom Walls: The Shifting Educational Landscape of Urban Neighborhood Life
02/11 Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy)
“Growth in Income and Subjective Well-Being Over Time” (with Daniel Sacks & Justin Wolfer)
02/18 James Lindgren, Northwestern Law School
“Redistribution and Racism, Tolerance and Capitalism”
02/25 William N. Evans (Notre Dame Economics), Craig Garthwaite (Northwestern University, Kellogg School) & Timothy Moore (George Washington Economics), “The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long Term Consequences of the Emergence of Crack Cocaine Markets”
03/04 J.J. Prescott (Michigan Law School): “Criminal Choice in Sentencing”
03/18 Robert Mikos (Vanderbilt Law School), “Compliance in Federal Systems”
03/25 Richard Epstein (NYU/University of Chicago Law), “The Takings Clause and Partial Interests in Land: On Sharp Boundaries and Continuous Distributions”
04/08 Ariel Katz (University of Toronto Faculty of Law), “eBooks, Antitrust, and the First Sale Doctrine: Some History and Some Economics”
04/15 Panel on “Evaluating Google Search”
04/22 Kathyrn Zeiler (Georgetown Law) & Gregory Klass (Georgetown Law), “Against Endowment Theory: Experimental Economics and Legal Scholarship”

Spring 2012

02/06 Daniel B. Kelly (Notre Dame Law School)
“Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Analysis in Wills, Trusts, and Estates”
02/27 James R. Hines, Jr. (Michigan Law School)
“Rational Intestacy and Probate Reform”
03/05 Margaret F. Brinig (Notre Dame Law School) & Nicole S. Garnett (Notre Dame Law School)
“Accessory Dwelling Units”
03/19 Jeff Thurk (Notre Dame Economics)
“International Protection of Intellectual Property”
03/26 Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) & Mark McKenna (Notre Dame Law School)
“Is Pepsi Really a Substitute for Coke? Market Definitions in Antitrust and IP”
04/02 Andrew W. Torrance (Kansas Law School; Visiting, MIT Sloan School of Management)
“Must Patented Designs be Attractive?
An Experimental Study of Aesthetics and the Ornamentality Requirement in Design Law”
04/20
(Fri.)
Roberta Romano (Yale Law School)
“Regulatory Diversity and Experimentation in the Basel Regime of International Financial Market Regulation”
Read Paper
(2:00 p.m. in Eck Hall 1130)

Richard A. Posner (University of Chicago Law School; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit)
“The Nirvana Fallacy Revisited” Read Paper
“The Crisis of Macroeconomics” Read Paper
(3:30 p.m. in Eck Hall 1130)
04/23 Amitai Aviram (University of Illinois College of Law)
“Path Dependence in the Development of Private Legal Systems”
04/27
(Fri.)
Robert P. Merges (University of California-Berkeley School of Law)
“Justifying Intellectual Property”
(Time and Place TBA)
04/30 Avishalom Tor (Notre Dame Law School)
“Experimental Studies of the N-Effect”

Fall 2010

08/30 Daniel B. Kelly (Notre Dame Law School),
Strategic Spillovers
09/13 Margaret F. Brinig (Notre Dame Law School) and Nicole S. Garnett (Notre Dame Law School),
Catholic Schools and Broken Windows
09/17 Robert C. Ellickson (Yale Law School),
Legal Constraints on Household Moves: Should Footloose Americans Envy the Rooted French? (2:00 pm in Eck 1140)
-Responses: Nicole S. Garnett (Notre Dame Law School)
Edward L. Glaeser (Harvard Economics Department)

Edward L. Glaeser (Harvard Economics Department), Can Cheap Credit Explain the Housing Boom? (3:30 pm in Eck 1140)
-Responses: William N. Evans (Notre Dame Economics Department)
Robert C. Ellickson (Yale Law School)
09/27 G. Marcus Cole (Stanford Law),
“Is Mobile Phone Banking Really Banking?”
10/04 Colleen M. Baker (Notre Dame Law School),
“‘Too Big To Fail,’ Round II?: Governing Central Counterparty Clearinghouses”
10/11 Francisco Pérez-González (Stanford Finance) and Hayong Yun (Notre Dame Finance),
“The Real Effects of Derivative Markets: Evidence from Electric Utilities”
10/25 Paul J. Stancil (University of Illinois College of Law),
“Standardmaking”
11/08 Doug Allen (Simon Fraser Economics Department) and Margaret F. Brinig (Notre Dame Law School),
“Child Support Guidelines and Divorce Rates”
11/15 Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Economics Department), Melanie Guldi (Mt. Holyoke Economics Department), and Joseph Price (Brigham Young University Economics Department and National Bureau of Economic Research),
“Changing the Price of Marriage: Evidence from Blood Test Requirements”