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.

2016-17 Law and Economics Workshop
12:05 pm to 1:40 pm
UCLA School of Law

Room 1314 (unless otherwise specified)

FALL 2016

September 22, 2016
Mark Grady, UCLA School of Law 
"A Theory of Breach of Duty"

September 29, 2016
Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School 
"A Legal Rasputin? Law Clerk Influence Over Voting by Supreme Court Justices" (co-authored with Adam Bonica, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, & Maya Sen)

October 6, 2016
Murat Mungan, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
"Reducing Crime Through Expungements"

October 20, 2016
Russell Korobkin, UCLA School of Law 
"Bargaining with the CEO"

November 3, 2016
Veronica Santarosa, University of Michigan Law School 
"Financial Intermediation Before Modern Deposit Banks: Evidence from a Brokerage Law Reform in Eighteenth-Century Marseille"

November 10, 2016
Jill R. Horwitz, UCLA School of Law
"Technology Regulation Reconsidered: The Effects of Certificate of Need on Diagnostic Imaging Access, Quality and Cost"

November 17, 2016
Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School

"Why Strict Liability Should Apply To All Dangerous Activities — Both Common and Uncommon"


January 19, 2017
Alexander Stremitzer, UCLA School of Law
"Stretch it but Don’t Break It: The Hidden Cost of Contract Framing"

January 26, 2017
Jason Oh, UCLA School of Law
"Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?"

February 2, 2017
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"The Value of the Right to Exclude: An Empirical Assessment"

February 9, 2017
Yun-chien Chang, Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica - (IIAS)
"Is Corporate Law Trivial in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan? An Empirical Study of Mandatory Rules, Default Rules and Menus"

February 16, 2017
Judson Caskey, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"Reporting and Non-Reporting Incentives in Leasing: Evidence from the Airline Industry"

March 2, 2017
Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law 
"Rights Without Resources: The Impact of Constitutional Social Rights on Social Spending"

March 9, 2017
Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, University of Amsterdam 
"The Emergence of the Corporate Form"

March 16, 2017
Thomas Ulen, College of Illinois
"Law and Subjective Well-Being"