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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 2020 workshops are meeting on Thursdays from 4:40-6:40 p.m. and are organized by Professors Veronica Santarosa (aokisan@umich.edu) and J.J. Prescott (jjprescott@umich.edu). All workshops can be joined virtually (through Zoom) and in person (for members of the MLaw community only) in room JH1225.
N.B. one workshop will meet on a Sunday (please see the schedule below).

If you would like to receive workshop announcements, please contact Jenny Rickard (rickardj@umich.edu) or Marielle Toonen (mtoonen@umich.edu) 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 2020

September 3
Roseanna Sommers, University of Michigan Law School
Voluntary Consent and the Psychology of Compliance
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September 10
Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University Department of History
Voting Trusts and Antitrust: Rethinking the Role of Shareholder Rights and Private Litigation in Public Regulation, 1880s to 1930s
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September 17
Lisa Cook, Michigan State University Department of Economics
Violence and Economic Activity: Evidence from African American patents, 1870-1940
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September 24
Adam Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School
Coalitions among Plaintiffs' Attorneys in Securities Class Actions
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October 1
Robert Sitkoff, Harvard Law School
Textualism and the Political Economy of Uniform Acts
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October 8
Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago Law School
Collective Bargaining Rights and Police Misconduct: Evidence from Florida
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October 15
Gary Gorton, Yale School of Management
Corporate Culture as a Theory of the Firm
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SUNDAY October 18
Eleanor Wilking, Cornell Law School
Independent Contractors in Law and in Fact: Evidence from U.S. Tax Returns
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October 22 
Yair Listokin, Yale Law School
Efficient Legal Rules in a Cyclical Economy
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October 29
Melissa Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law
A Prescription for Rising Drug Prices: Patent Office Reform  (Appendix)
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November 5
Anna Harvey, NYU Politics
Racial Disparities in Within-Judge Retention Effects
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November 12
Geeyoung Min, Michigan State University College of Law
Relational Enforcement of Stock Exchange Rules
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November 19
Jennifer Bennett Shinall, Vanderbilt Law School
The Myth of Mandatory Preferences
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