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.

2017-18 Law and Economics Workshop
(offered in Spring 2018)

12:05 pm to 1:40 pm
UCLA School of Law

Room 1314 (unless otherwise specified)


January 18, 2018
Emiliano Catan, New York University School of Law

"Board Declassification and Firm Value: Have Shareholders and Boards Really Destroyed Billions in Value?"

January 25, 2018
John Morley, Yale Law School

"Too Big to be Activist"

February 1, 2018
Florian Ederer, Yale School of Management

"Killer Acquisitions"

February 15, 2018
Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School / New York University Law School

"The Spillover Effects of Deportation Fear: Evidence from Secure Communities"

February 22, 2018
Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago Law School

"Should Criminal Procedure Law Be Personalized?"

March 1, 2018*
Douglas Baird, University of Chicago Law School

"Terms of Engagement"
*Room change: Library Tower

March 15, 2018
Jim Greiner, Harvard Law School

"Trapped in Marriage"

March 22, 2018
Adi Leibovitch, Hebrew University

"Bargaining in the Shadow of the Judge"