Larry E. Ribstein Law & Economics Workshop Series 

Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. –  Room 221

FALL 2017

August 24 - Yehonatan Givati, Hebrew University Law School, Law, Economics, and Language: Spontaneous versus Planned Order.

August 31 – Claude Fluet, Université Laval, Economics Department, Laws and Norms: Experimental Evidence with Liability Rules.

September 14 – Nuno Garoupa, Texas A&M Law School, Property Rights in Sequential Exchange (co-authored with Benito Arrunada, Giorgio Zanarone).

September 21 – Keith Hylton, Boston University School of Law, TBA.

September 28 – Jennifer Arlen, NYU School of Law, Does Conviction Matter? The Reputational and Collateral Costs of Corporate Crime (co-authored with Cindy Alexander).

October 5 – William Hubbard, University of Chicago, Testing Litigation Selection Hypotheses with Taiwanese Court Data (co-authored with Yun-Chien Chang).

October 12 – Steven Shavell, Samuel R. Rosenthal Professor of Law and Economics, Director, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics & Business, Harvard University Law School, The Rationale for Motions in the Design of Adjudication.

November 2 – David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School, To Plea or Not to Plea: Evidence from North Carolina, (co-authored with Ryan Fackler).

November 9 – Michael Frakes, Duke University School of Law, Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity.


January 18 – No meeting

January 25 – Organizational Meeting – Professors Kobayashi & Mungan - STUDENTS ONLY

February 1 – Katherine Spier, Domenico De Sole Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, TBA

February 8 – No Meeting (SCER Roundtable)

February 15 – Alan Miller, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics, University of Haifa, TBA

February 22 – Tim Friehe, Professor, Public Economics Group, University of Marburg, TBA

March 1 – Class Meeting

March 8 – Joshua Fischman, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, TBA

March 15 – No Meeting (Spring Break)

March 22 – Mitch Polinsky, Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economics, Stanford Law School, TBA

March 29 – Edward Cheng, Professor of Law and FedEx Research Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School, TBA

April 5 – Greg DeAngelo, Assistant Professor, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, TBA

April 12 – David Hyman, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, TBA

April 19 – No meeting

April 26 – No meeting

Faculty Workshops

Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m. – Room 215

FALL 2017

September 19 – Paul Robinson, Colin S. Diver Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Democratizing Criminal Law: Feasibility, Utility, and the Challenge of Social Change.

October 10 – John Anderson, Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law
Lessons from the International Experience of Insider Trading Regulation.

October 17 – Gregory Sisk, Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Holding the Federal Government Accountable for Sexual Assault: Revising the Federal Tort Claims Act.

October 24 – Miriam Seifter, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, Further From the People? The Puzzle of State Administration.

November 14 – Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory & Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Georgetown Law, The Letter and the Spirit: A Unified Theory of Originalism (co-authored with Evan Bernick).


January 23 (Room 120) – Jonathan Mitchell, Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford University, The Writ-of-Erasure Fallacy.

March 6 – Bradford Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, George Washington University, The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution: Some Preliminary Responses.

April 3 – Cynthia Nicoletti, Professor of Law, University of Virginia, Emancipation and its Challenges in the South Carolina Sea Islands.

April 10 – Phillip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia University, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?.

Levy Workshops

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

FALL 2017

Thursday, September 7 (Room 332) – Daniel Pi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Models of Legal Theory.

Tuesday, September 26 (Room 215) – Kevin R. Douglas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Inside Information as Intellectual Property.

Tuesday, October 31 (Room TBA) James Cooper, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School & Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, A Chip Off the Old Block or a New Direction for Payment Cards Security? The Chip & Pin Debate, Applepay, and the Law & Economics of Preventing Payment Card Fraud.