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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 Winter 2018 workshop will be held from 4:10-6:10 p.m. in Hutchins Hall room 138, and is organized by Professor Veronica Santarosa ( and Professor Sonja Starr (

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.)

Winter 2018

January 11
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School

"Does Agency Structure Affect Agency Decisionmaking? Implications of the CFPB’s Design for Administrative Governance"

January 18
Adam Pritchard, Michigan Law

"Should I Stay or Should I Go? Gender Gaps in the Market for SEC Lawyers" (co-authored with Stephen J. Choi and G. Mitu Gulati)

January 25
Barbara Koremenos, UM Department of Political Science

"An Economic Analysis of International Rulemaking"

February 1
Rebecca Stone, UCLA School of Law
"Promises, Expectations, and Social Cooperation" (co-authored with Dorothee Mischkowski and Alexander Stremitzer)

February 8
Mike Mueller-Smith, UM Department of Economics
"Diversion in the Criminal Justice System: Regression Discontinuity Evidence on Court Deferrals" (co-authored with Kevn T. Schnepel)

February 15
Richard Brooks, NYU School of Law

"To Call Forth: Creating and Maintaining Constitutive Distinctions through Spoken Address"

February 22
Anup Malani, University of Chicago Law School

"Can Blockchain Solve the Holdup Problem in Contracts?" (co-authored with Richard Holden)

March 8
Keith Hylton, Boston University School of Law

"Deterrence and Aggregate Litigation"

March 15
Ryan Bubb, NYU School of Law

"The Party Structure of Mutual Funds" (co-authored with Emiliano Catan)

March 22
Ian Ayres, Yale Law School

"Alpha Duties" (co-authored with Ed Fox)

March 29
JJ Prescott, Michigan Law

"Noncompetes in the US Labor Force" (co-authored with Norman Bishara & Evan Starr)

April 5
Steve Shavell, Harvard Law School

"A Fundamental Error in the Law of Torts: The Restriction of Strict Liability to Uncommon Activities"

April 12
Robert Scott, Columbia Law School

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