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Law and Economics Workshop

Michigan's Law & Economics workshop provides an opportunity for faculty and students from across the University to engage with cutting-edge law and economics research. 

The Fall 2018 workshop will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in South Hall room 1020, and is organized by Professor James R. Hines Jr. ( and Professor J.J. Prescott (

If you would like to receive workshop announcements, please contact Jenny Rickard ( and ask to have your name added to the workshop's email list.

(Please click on the Workshop navigation link to the left to view past workshop topics.)

Fall 2018

September 6
Richard Brooks, NYU School of Law

"To Call Forth: Cursing and Swearing"

September 13
Gabriel Rauterberg, Michigan Law

"Fair Settlements in Multidefendant Torts" (Sarath Sanga, co-author)

September 20
Megan Stevenson, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Algoritmic Risk Assessment Tools in the Hands of the Humans (co-authored with Jennifer Doleac)

September 27
Jens Frankenreiter, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
"Forum Selling Abroad" (co-authored with Stefan Bechtold and Dan Klerman)

October 4
Sarath Sanga, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
"Network Effects in Corporate Governance"

October 11
Ariel Porat, Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law & University of Chicago Law School

"Inducing Negligence" (co-authored with Alon Cohen & Avraham Tabbach)

October 18
Abraham Wickelgren, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Optimal Standards of Proof for Non-Obviousness and Infringement (co-authored with Ezra Friedman)

October 25
David Bjerk, Claremont McKenna College

"What Can DNA Exonerations Tell Us About Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates?" (co-authored with Eric Helland)

November 1
Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School
"The 'Odd Party Out' Theory of Certiorari" (co-authored with Maya Sen and Adam Bonica)

November 8
No workshop

November 15
Michael Gilbert, University of Virginia School of Law

"Insincere Evidence" (co-authored with Sean Sullivan)

November 29
Adriana Robertson, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
"Passive in name only: Delegated Management and "Index" Investing"

December 6
Lee Fennell, University of Chicago Law School
Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life