Center for Law & Economics

UCLA Law and Economics Workshop

Jointly sponsored by
the Center for Law and Economics and

The UCLA Law and Economics Workshop (Law M648A/B) is an interdisciplinary workshop that brings together scholars and students from the Law School, the Economics Department, and the Anderson School of Management. Speakers from other universities will be invited to present working papers on law and economics topics including those involving contract, tort, intellectual property, and business law. Students will write graded reaction papers. UCLA faculty members will also attend and participate in the workshop. This seminar is particularly well suited for students who wish to learn more about law and economics and to see the scholarly process in action. Many of the papers will be technical so students should have some knowledge of empirical methods and ideally a basic understanding of calculus. The course is taught by Professors Mark F. GradyJill Horwitz and Alexander Stremitzer.

2015-16 Law and Economics Workshop
Thursdays 12:05 pm to 1:40 pm
UCLA School of Law

Room 1314 (unless otherwise specified)

FALL 2015

September 24, 2015
Alexander Stremitzer, UCLA School of Law
"Promises, Reliance, and Psychological Lock-in"

October 1, 2015
Marian Moszoro, Harvard Law School
"Political Bonds: Political Hazards and the Choice of Municipal Financing Instruments"

October 8, 2015
George Georgiev, UCLA School of Law
"Too Big to Disclose: Firm Size and Materiality Blindspots in Securities Regulation"

October 15, 2015
Michael Denver Frakes, Northwestern University School of Law
"Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data" - Appendix

November 5, 2015
Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago Law School
"Personalizing Negligence Law"

November 19, 2015
John Asker, UCLA Economics
"Economic models in Merger Analysis: The analysis of the ATT-DTV Merger before the FCC" - Memorandum Opinion and Order


January 21, 2016
Ronald J. Gilson, Stanford Law School
"Economic Crises and the Integration of Law and Finance: The Impact of Volatility Spikes"

January 28, 2016
Corbett Grainger, University of Wisconsin
"Property Rights, Regulatory Capture, and Exploitation of Natural Resources"

February 4, 2016
Kenneth Ayotte, Berkeley Law
"Bankruptcy on the Side"

February 11, 2016
Jennifer Arlen, NYU School of Law
"Does Conviction Matter? The Reputational and Collateral Effects of Corporate Crime"

February 18, 2016
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
"A Distribution- Neutral Perspective on Tax Expenditure Limitations"

February 25, 2016
J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School
"A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement"

March 3, 2016
Florencia Marotta- Wurgler, NYU School of Law
"Understanding Privacy Policies: Content, Self-Regulation, and Markets"

March 10, 2016
Andrew Ayres and Gary Libecap, UC Santa Barbara
"Choosing Remedies for the Common Pool: The Case of California’s Groundwater Management"