Law and Economics Workshop Schedule

Spring 2013

Day/Time: Mondays, 12:00 - 1:55p.m.

Location: 141 Boalt Hall




Speaker / Title

Jan. 7

Prasad Krisnamurthy: First Session – Introduction


Jan. 14

Ariel Porat, Tel Aviv University: “Negligence Liability for Non-Negligent Behavior."

Jan. 28

Ross Levine, U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business: "Bank Deregulation and Racial Inequality in America" (Co-authored with A. Levkov & Y. Rubinstein). Lecture begins at 12:30pm.

Feb. 4

Kimberly Krawiec, Duke Law School: “Don’t 'Screw Joe The Plummer:' The Sausage-Making of Financial Reform.” Co-sponsor with the Center for the Study of Law and Society. (Venue: Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way.) Lecture begins at 12:30pm.

Feb. 11



Feb. 25

Ryan Bubb, New York University, Law School: "Optimal Agency Bias and Regulatory Review."


Mar. 4

Horst Eidenmuller, University of Munich, Germany: "What Can Be Wrong with an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool."

Mar. 11

Ulrike Malmendier, U.C. Berkeley, Department of Economics: "Voting to Tell Others." 


Mar. 18

Albert Choi, University of Virginia, Law School: "Reputation and Litigation: Using Formal Sanctions to Control Informal Sanctions." (Co-author: Scott Baker)


Apr. 1

Richard Brooks, Yale Law School: "Titles and Address."


Apr. 8

CANCELLED - Claudia Landeo, University of Alberta, Canada: "Shotguns and Deadlocks" (co-author: Kathryn E. Spier). 

Apr. 15

Chris Sanchirico, University of Pennsylvania Law School: "Optimal Tax Policy and the Symmetries of Ignorance." 

Apr. 22

Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto, Law School: “Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions.”

Apr. 23 (Tues.)

Last Session



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.