Upcoming Events

Information Economy Project Conference, October 2, 2009

Tragedies of the Gridlock Economy: How Mis-Configuring Property Rights Stymies Social Efficiency
An Information Economy Project Conference

The Information Economy Project of George Mason University School of Law is pleased to invite Mason Law students to two sessions of a scholarly conference on Friday, October 2, 2009, at the law school exploring ideas from Michael Heller's new book, The Gridlock Economy (Basic Books, 2008). We highly recommend that students read the book or Professor Heller's article (111Harv. L. Rev. 621) prior to atendance.

The Debate Over The "Gridlock Economy"

Michael Heller (Columbia Law School)
Richard Epstein (Chicago/NYU Law Schools)

Room 121—8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Transaction Cost Tragedies

Harold Demsetz (UCLA)

Levy Atrium—12:30 p.m.

Please send your RSVP to iepgmu@gmail.com Seating for the full-day conference is limited. If interested, please email your request to attend.

Afternoon sessions will explore “patent thickets,” reallocation of the TV band, and the Google Books copyright litigation. Speakers include Michael Meurer (Boston U. Law), F. Scott Kieff (GWU Law), Adam Mossoff (GMU Law), Kevin Werbach (Wharton), Thomas Hazlett (GMU Law), Gerald Faulhaber (Wharton), Douglas Lichtman (UCLA Law), Robert Merges (UC Berkeley Law), Chris Newman (GMU Law), and Harold Demsetz (UCLA). Admission to the full conference is by invitation. Please send an email inquiry for more details, or click here.