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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 next workshop will be offered in the Winter 2015 semester and will be organized by Professors James Hines ( and J.J. Prescott (

If you would like to receive workshop announcements, please contact Brenda Falkowski ( 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 2015

January 15
Kyle Logue, Michigan Law

"Encouraging Insurers to Regulate"

January 22
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

"Information and the Aim of Adjudication: Truth or Consequences?"
For a copy of this paper, please email Brenda Falkowski (

January 29
James Hines, Michigan Law

"Rathional Choice and the Rule Against Perpetuities​"

February 5
Jill Horwitz, UCLA School of Law

"Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?​" (Fan Fei & James R. Hines, Jr., co-authors)

February 12
Kathryn Spier, Harvard Law School

"A Comprehensive Theory of Settlement" (JJ Prescott, co-author)
For a copy of this paper, please email Brenda Falkowski (

February 19
Scott Hemphill, Columbia Law School

"Less Restrictive Alternatives in Antitrust and Constitutional Law"
For a copy of this paper, please email Brenda Falkowski (

February 26
Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College

"Estimating the Effects of the English Rule on Litigation Outcomes" (Jungmo Yoon, co-author)

March 12
Ezra Friedman, Northwestern University School of Law

"The Value of A Statistical Judgment: A New Approach to the Insurer's Duty to Settle​"

March 19
Michal Barzuza, University of Virginia School of Law

"Interlocking Board Seats and Protection for Directors after Schoon" (Quinn Curtis, co-author)

March 26
Daniel Ho, Stanford Law

"Does Class Size Reduce the Gender Gap? A Natural Experiment in Law" (Mark Kelman, co-author)

April 2
William Hubbard, University of Chicago Law School

"Nuisance Suits with Endogenous Sequential Costs of Litigation"

April 9
Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commission

"Expertise and the Case for Limits on Agency Discretion: Some Evidence from the FTC​"

April 16
Florencia Marotta Wurgler, NYU Law

"Does 'Notice and Choice' Disclosure Regulation Work? An Empirical Study of Privacy Policies"


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