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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

Law and Economics Program Meeting

 

Christine Jolls, Organizer

 

NBER

2rd floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

 

February 20, 2015

 

PROGRAM

 

7:15 am

Shuttle van departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

 

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:00 am

Felix Oberholzer-gee, Harvard Business School and NBER

 

(Joint with Megan Lawrence is at Harvard Business School and Victor Canalog, Reiss, Inc.)

 

Bidding for Business: Tax Discrimination as Local Industrial Policy

 

 

 

Discussant: Eric Zitzewitz, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

 

8:55 am

Brad Larsen, Stanford University and NBER

 

Occupational Licensing and Quality: Distributional and Heterogeneous Effects in the Teaching Profession

 

 

 

Discussant: Lisa Kahn, Yale School of Management and NBER

 

 

9:50 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School and NBER

 

(Joint with Umit G. Gurun, University of Texas at Dallas, and Scott Duke

 

Kominers, Harvard University)

 

Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms

 

 

 

Discussant: Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics

 

 

10:55 am

Kathryn Spier, Harvard Law School and NBER, and JJ Prescott, University of Michigan Law School

 

Tailored Suits: Contracting on Litigation

 

 

Discussant: Rohan Pitchford, Australian National University

 

11:50 am

Andrew Daughety and Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University

 

Informal Sanctions on Prosecutors and Defendants and the Disposition of

Criminal Cases

 

 

 

Discussant: Mark Ramseyer, Harvard Law School

12:45 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30 pm

Adair Morse, Haas School, University of California at Berkeley, and NBER

 

(Joint with Wei Wang, Queens University, and Serena Wu, Queens University)

 

Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance

 

 

 

Discussant: Scott Schaefer, Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

 

 

2:25 pm

Jialan Wang, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

(Joint with Benjamin J. Keys, Harris School of Public Policy, University of

 

Chicago)

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Minimum Payments and Debt Paydown in Consumer Credit Cards

 

 

 

Discussant: Damon Jones, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, and NBER

 

 

3:20 pm

Break

 

 

3:40 pm

Mauricio Larrain, Columbia Business School

 

(Joint with Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia Business School and NBER, Jose Liberti, DePaul University, and Jason Sturgess, DePaul University)

 

How Collateral Laws Shape Lending and Sectoral Activity

 

 

 

Discussant: Baozhong Yang, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

 

 

4:35 pm

Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School

 

(Joint with Will Dobbie, Princeton University and NBER, and Paul Goldsmith-

 

Pinkham, Harvard University)

 

Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health

 

 

 

Discussant: Geng Li, Federal Reserve Board

 

 

5:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

6:00 pm

Group Dinner Sandrine's Bistro, 8 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA