Schedule

 

U.C. Berkeley, School of Law

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FRIDAY, NOVERMBER 7, 2014

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration - 297 Goldberg Room
Continental Breakfast - 295 Warren Room


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room 105
Plenary Session: Analyzing Text Data
Christopher Zorn, Amber Boydstun, Tom Clark, Justin Grimmer, Kevin Quinn        
This roundtable will provide attendees with an introduction to the theoretical and practical details of methods for analyzing text as data. After an overview of different classes of methods for text data, topics will include data acquisition and cleaning, scaling textual content, classification of documents by topics, and the analysis of sentiment. Presentations will include discussions of software and practical examples.  


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
175 Booth Auditorium

Plenary Session: The Future of Big Data and Social Science 
Justin McCrary & Guido Imbens        
Predictive analytics is changing decision making from hiring, promotion, and separation decisions in the labor market; to pricing and diversification decisions in product markets; to trading decisions in the securities markets;  to e-discovery and litigation finance decisions; and beyond.  Predictive analytics also has the potential to rationalize regulatory actions, particularly those involving targeted compliance and enforcement decisions.  This roundtable will explore the extent to which the present and future of predictive analytics will change social science as well, and whether it should.


10:30 AM to 10:45 AM: Break
295 Warren Room


10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
175 Booth Auditorium
Plenary Session:  Evidence on Income and Wealth Inequality 
         
Emannuel Saez       
The plenary lecture will present evidence on income and wealth inequality gathered by a collective group of researchers in the World Top Incomes Database. The database includes top income and wealth shares time series over the long run for more than twenty countries. Saez will summarize the key empirical findings focusing particularly on the United States and discuss the role of technology and globalization, education, government regulations, and tax policy in explaining those empirical findings.


12:15 PM to 1:00 PM: Lunch
295 Warren Room


1:00 PM to 2:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Administrative Law and Crime - Room 170
  • Bankruptcy I - Room 132
  • Civil Justice - Room 140
  • Corporate Law and Governance I - Room 105  
  • Family Law - Room 130
  • Voting Rights  - Room 134


2:45 PM to 3:00 PM: Break
295 Warren Room


3:00 PM to 4:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Antitrust - Room 141
  • Bankruptcy II - Room 134 
  • Cool Stuff We Couldn't Classify - Room 132 
  • Corporate Law and Governance II - Room 170
  • Criminal Justice I - Room 105
  • International / Comparative I - Room 130
  • Intellectual Property I - Room 140

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM:  Poster Sessions & Reception
Main Reading Room


6:15 PM to 8:30 PM: Dinner and Keynoter Address
California Memorial Stadium University Club


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Keynote Speaker:  
Dr. Amy Gershkoff is the Director of Customer Analytics & Insights for eBay. Prior to joining eBay, she was the Chief Data Scientist for WPP, Data Alliance, where she worked across WPP’s more than 350 operating companies worldwide to create integrated data and technology solutions. Previously, she served as the Director of Media Planning at Obama for America, where she was the architect of President's Obama’s advertising strategy and designed the campaign's media optimization system.

A successful entrepreneur, Gershkoff co-founded Changing Targets Media, an advertising analytics company. Gershkoff has been named one of the nation’s “40 under 40” leading entrepreneurs and was featured in the Washington Post as one of the nation’s most prominent innovators. She was also named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech.Her articles have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Business Insider, and she has been a commentator on NPR, Bloomberg News, ABC, CSPAN, and for various print media outlets including the New York Times.

She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014


8:00 AM to 8:45 AM 
Registration:  297 Goldberg Room
Continental Breakfast:  295 Warren Room


8:45 AM to 10:30 AM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Contracts I - Room 130
  • Corporate Law and Governance III - Room 170
  • Criminal Justice II - Room 105
  • Human Rights - Room 134
  • Judicial Politics - Room 132
  • Lobbying and Antidiscrimination - Room 141 
  • Securities I - Room 140


10:30 AM to 10:45 AM: Break 
295 Warren Room


10:45 AM to 12:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Diversity - Room 134
  • Experimental - Room 170
  • Health and Tort Law - Room 141
  • Intellectual Property II - Room 140
  • Juries and Adjudication - Room 130
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - Room 105
  • Securities II - Room 132


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch Pickup: Centennial Lobby 
Poster Award Ceremony: 175 Booth Auditorium
 

1:30 PM to 3:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Alcohol, Sports and Justice - Room 170
  • Corporate Law and Governance IV - Room 132
  • Evidence and Adjudication - Room 141
  • Health and Privacy - Room 145
  • Law and Politics - Room 134
  • Securities III - Room 130
  • Tax - Room 140


3:15 PM to 3:30 PM: Break
295 Warren Room


3:30 PM to 5:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Administrative Law - Room 132
  • Contracts II - Room 134
  • Corporate Law and Governance V - Room 130
  • International / Comparative II - Room 140
  • Securities / IPOs / Venture Capital - Room 170