Law 216 - Law and Economics Seminar
Fall 2013

Instructor: Robert D. Cooter  

Time: Mondays, 12:15-1:55 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 10 Boalt Hall



Speaker / Title

August 26

First Session – Introduction by Robert Cooter
Professor Zenichi Shishido, Hitotsubashi University:
"Reverse Engineering SOX versus J-SOX: A Lesson in Legislative Policy." 

September 2

Labor Day Holiday - No class

September 9

Mark Gergen, Berkeley Law School:
"The Case in Economic Theory for Wrapping a Carbon Tax Around Cap and Trade." 

September 16
5:00p.m.; Boalt Hall 105

Brennan Center Jorde Symposium featuring Professor Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School. 

September 23

Jill Horwitz, UCLA, School of Law:
"Challenges to Regulatory Decentralization: Lessons from State Health Technology Restrictions."

September 30
12:45-2:00p.m.; Boalt Hall 100

Andrew Guzman and Katerina Linos, Berkeley Law:
"Human Rights Backsliding."  
(co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society)

October 7

Eric Biber, Berkeley Law:
"Does the Choice of Policy Instrument Matter for Rent-Seeking in Environmental Law?"

October 14

Pam Samuelson, Berkeley Law:
"Are Gardens, Synthetic DNA, Yoga Sequences, and Fashions Copyrightable?"

October 21

Eric Talley, Berkeley Law:
"Financial Regulation and the World's Most Important Number: LIBOR Reporting Behavior during the Credit Crisis."

October 28

Miguel de Figueiredo, Northwestern University, School of Law: 
"When Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians? Experimental Evidence from Brazil."   

November 4

Robert Bartlett & Justin McCrary, Berkeley Law:
"Shall We Haggle in Pennies at the Speed of Light or in Nickels in the Dark? How Minimum Price Variation Regulates High Frequency Trading and Dark Liquidity."

November 11

Veteran Day Holiday, No class

November 18

Molly Van Houweling, Berkeley Law: 
"Property's Intellect About Information Costs."  (Hard copies are available in room 793 Simon)

November 25

Amnon Lehavi, Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel:
"The Corporation as a Nexus of Property."

November 26, Tuesday

Make-up Session 1 - Lecture

November 27, Wednesday

Make-up Session 2 - Discussion

12:00 p.m.              
 Lunch served 
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.  Class discussion 
12:45 – 1:55 p.m.    Speaker presentation

Hard copies of speakers’ paper are available in room 793 Simon Hall. The seminar is opened to all members of the law school community.