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.


February 1 – Kathryn Spier, Domenico De Sole Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Product Safety, Contracts, and Liability, co-authored with Xinyu Hua.

February 15 – Alan Miller, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Voting in Corporations.

February 22 – Tim Friehe, Professor, Public Economics Group, University of Marburg, Allocating Liability for Third-Party Harm between Manufacturers and Consumers when Consumers are Present Biased.

March 8 – Joshua Fischman, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, How Many Cases are Easy?

March 22 – Mitch Polinsky, Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economics, Stanford Law School, Deterrence and the Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation.

March 29 – Edward Cheng, Professor of Law and FedEx Research Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School, Fair Division of Attorneys' Fees.

April 5 – Greg DeAngelo, Assistant Professor, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Craigslist's Effect on Violence Against Women.

April 12 – David Hyman, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Market For Representation: Evidence from Indiana.

Faculty Workshops

Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m.

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  – 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.


Tuesday, February 27 (Room 215) – John Lott, Founder and President, Crime Prevention Research Center, Undocumented Immigrants, U.S. Citizens, and Convicted Criminals in Arizona.

Thursday, March 1 (Room 215) – TJ Chiang, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Patent Law and Free Speech.

Tuesday, March 20 (Room 215) – Daniel Pi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, TBA

Tuesday, March 27 (Room 120) – Kevin Douglas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Property Rights and State Violence in the Regulation of Insider Trading.

Tuesday, April 17 (Room 120) – Jordan Neyland, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, TBA

Tuesday, April 24  (Room 215) –  Megan Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, TBA

Thursday, April 26 (Room 215) –  Paolo Saguato, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, TBA