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Law and Economics


Christine Jolls, Organizer

July 25-26, 2018

University Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, July 25

8:45 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:15 am

Gergely Ujhelyi, University of Houston
Jean Guillaume Forand, University of Waterloo
Don't Hatch The Messenger? On the Desirability of Restricting the Political Activity of Bureaucrats


Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University

Special Session on Consumer Finance (10:10 am - 12:15 pm)

10:10 am

John Beshears, Harvard University and NBER
James J. Choi, Yale University and NBER
David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
Brigitte C. Madrian, Harvard University and NBER
Bill Skimmyhorn, United States Military Academy (retired)
Borrowing to Save? The Impact of Automatic Enrollment on Debt


Barak Richman, Duke University

11:05 am


11:20 am

Paul D. Adams, UK Financial Conduct Authority
Christopher Palmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Redis Zaliauskas, UK Financial Conduct Authority
Testing the Effectiveness of Consumer Financial Disclosure: Experimental Evidence from Savings Accounts


Daniel J. Martin, Northwestern University

12:15 pm


Special Session on Consumer Finance cont. (1:15 pm - 2:10 pm)

1:15 pm

Robert P. Bartlett, III, University of California at Berkeley
Adair Morse, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Richard Stanton, University of California at Berkeley
Nancy Wallace, University of California at Berkeley
Consumer-Lending Discrimination in the FinTech Era


Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan and NBER

2:10 pm


2:25 pm

Ron Siegel, Pennsylvania State University
Bruno Strulovici, Northwestern University
Judicial Mechanism Design


W. Bentley MacLeod, Columbia University and NBER

3:20 pm


3:40 pm

Claudia M. Landeo, University of Alberta
Kathryn E. Spier, Harvard University and NBER
Optimal Law Enforcement with Ordered Leniency


Abraham Wickelgren, University of Texas

4:35 pm

Sarath Sanga, Northwestern University
Network Effects in Corporate Governance


Kelly Shue, Yale University and NBER

5:30 pm


6:00 pm

Group Dinner at Bambara (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Thursday, July 26

8:15 am

Coffee and Pastries

Special Session on Corporate Governance (8:55 am - 10:45 am)

8:55 am

Alex Edmans, London Business School
Doron Y. Levit, University of Pennsylvania
Devin J. Reilly, University of Pennsylvania
Governance Under Common Ownership


Eric Zitzewitz, Dartmouth College and NBER

9:50 am

Patrick Bolton, Columbia University and NBER
Tao Li, University of Florida
Enrichetta Ravina, Northwestern University
Howard Rosenthal, Princeton University
Investor Ideology


Claire Lim, Cornell University

10:45 am


10:55 am

Haoran He, Beijing Normal University
Sherry X. Li, University of Texas at Dallas
Yuling Han, Beijing Normal University
Labor Market Discrimination against Family Responsibilities: A Correspondence Study with Policy Change in China


Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University

11:50 am

Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jian Jia, Illinois Institute of Technology
Platform, Anonymity, and Illegal Actors: Evidence of Whac-A-Mole Enforcement from Airbnb


J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan

12:45 pm

Adjourn and Lunch