Law 217 - Law and Economics Workshop
Spring 2014
Instructor: Prasad Krishnamurthy
Day/Time: Mondays, 12:15-1:55 p.m. 
Location: Room 132 Boalt Hall 



Speaker / Title

Jan 06

Prasad Krishnamurthy: Introduction

Jan 13

Peter H. Schuck, Yale Law School; visiting Berkeley Law: “Why Government Fails So Often: Assessing Success, Failure, and the Role of Markets.”

Jan 20

MLK holiday - No class

Jan 27

Rucker C. Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley: 
"Long-Term Impacts of School Finance Reform."

Feb 03

Michael Gilbert, University of Virginia School of Law: 
"Insincere Rules."

Feb 10

A. Mitchell Polinsky, Stanford Law School: 
"Deterrence and the Optimality of Rewarding Prisoners for Good Behavior."

Feb 17

President’s Day Holiday - No class

Feb 24

Steven Schwarcz, Duke Law School
"Anticipating New Sources of Systemic Risk in Insurance."

Mar 03

Avishalom Tor, Notre Dame Law School
"Understanding Behavioral Antitrust."

Mar 10

Hillary Greene, University of Connecticut, School of Law; visiting Berkeley Law
"The Architecture of Legal Consistency."

Mar 17

M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago, Law School
"Do Judges Follow the Law? An Empirical Test of Congressional Control over Judicial Behavior."

Mar 24

Spring Recess – No class

Mar 31

Matthew Stephenson, Harvard Law School
"The Welfare Effects of Minority-Protective Judicial Review."

Apr 07

Gabriel Zucman, London School of Economics; visiting Berkeley Economics Department
"The End of Bank Secrecy? An Evaluation of the G20 Tax haven Crackdown."

Apr 14

William H. J. Hubbard, University of Chicago, Law School
"Nuisance Litigation"

Apr 21


Apr 22 (Tuesday)

Make-up class

12:00 p.m.              Lunch served  

12:15 – 12:40 p.m. Class discussion  

12:40 – 1:55 p.m.   Speaker presentation   

Hard copies of speaker’s paper are available in room 793 Simon Hall. 

The seminar is opened to all members of the law school community.