UCLA Law and Economics Workshop
Fall 2013/Spring 2014
UCLA School of Law, Room 1314
12:10 pm to 1:45 pm

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 Grady, Jill Horwitz and Alexander Stremitzer. 
2012-2013 Speaker List:
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Sept. 19, 2013
​Introductory Session - only mandatory for law students N/A
Sept. 26, 2013
Jill Horwitz,
UCLA School of Law
"Challenges to Regulatory Decentralization: Lessons from State Health Technology Restrictions"
Oct. 3, 2013
Francesco Parisi,
University of Minnesota
"Double-Edged Torts"
Oct. 17, 2013
​Alan Schwartz,
Yale Law School
"The Rationality Assumption in Consumer Law"
Oct. 24, 2013
Bert Huang
Columbia Law School 
"Structuring Damages"
Nov. 7, 2013
Thomas Merrill,
Columbia Law School
"Possession in Everyday Life"
Nov. 14, 2013
Ben Depoorter,
UC Hastings College of Law
"Rights As Aspirations: An Empirical Study of Unenforced Rights"

Nov. 21, 2013

Michal Barzuza,
University of Virginia School of Law

"Do Interlocks Empower Outside Directors?"

Jan. 9, 2014

Mireille Jacobson,
UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business
​"Paying More to Do Less: Physician Agency and Backward Bending Supply Curves"
Jan. 16, 2014
James Hines,
University of Michigan Law School

"Tax Rate Delegation"


*This session is co-sponsored by the Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium

Feb. 6, 2014

Holger Spamann,
Harvard Law School

"This Morning's Breakfast, Last Night's Game: Detecting Extraneous Influence on Judging"

CANCELLED - due to east coast storms causing flight cancellation for guest speaker.

***This talk has been rescheduled for April 3, 2014.

Feb. 13, 2014
Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci,
University of Amsterdam
"Endogenous Information Acquisition in Contracts"

Feb. 20, 2014

Daria Roithmayr,
USC School of Law

"Should Law Evolve As Fast As Society? An Evolutionary Game Theory Approach"

Feb. 27, 2014
Cristina Bicchieri,
University of Pennsylvania
"Third-party sanctioning and compensation behavior: Findings from the ultimatum game"

Mar. 13, 2014

Albert Choi,
University of Virginia School of Law

​"Crowding In: How Formal Sanctions Can Facilitate Informal Sanctions"

Apr. 3, 2014


​​Holger Spamann,
Harvard Law School

​"This Morning's Breakfast, Last Night's Game: Detecting Extraneous Influence on Judging"

 Download the entire 2013-2014 list of speakers for your Outlook Calendar.
Please contact Linda Kang at truong@law.ucla.edu for more information.