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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 2020 workshops are meeting on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Jeffries Hall room 1020, and are organized by Professor J.J. Prescott (

If you would like to receive workshop announcements, please contact Jenny Rickard ( or Marielle Toonen ( 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 2020

January 16
Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan Policital Science
"The Interdependence of Laws: How Social Interpretation and Culture Shape Institutional Performance" (related paper)

N.B. this workshop will start at 5PM - all other workshops will start at 4:30PM

January 23
Kyle Rozema, Washington University School of Law
"Lawyer Misconduct in America"

January 30
Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke Law
"Complexity in Debt Agreements: The Case of EBITDA"

February 6
Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago Law School
"Rethinking Nudge: An Information-Costs Theory of Default Rules"

February 13
Albert Choi, University of Michigan Law School
"Deal Protection Devices" 

February 20
Bert Huang. Columbia Law School

February 27
Scott Baker, Washington University School of Law
"Analogical Persuasion" 

March 12

Fred Tung, Boston University School of Law
"Restructuring Support Agreements: An Empirical Analysis"

March 19
Stephanie Didwania, Temple University Beasley School of Law
"(How Much) Do Mandatory Minimums Matter?"

March 26
Julian Nyarko, Stanford Law School
"Stickiness and Incomplete Contracts" 

April 2
Alexandra Lahav, UConn School of Law
"The Knowledge Remedy"

April 9
Margo Schlanger, University of Michigan Law School
"Mapping the Iceberg: The Impact of Data Source on the Study of District Courts"

April 16
Michael Ohlrogge, NYU School of Law
"Bankruptcy Claim Dischargeability and Public Externalities: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"