SI 2019 Law and Economics

Christine Jolls, Organizer

July 24-25, 2019

University Room

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 24
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago
Alexander Wolitzky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deterrence with Imperfect Attribution
Discussant: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
2:25 pm
Elisabeth Kempf, Harvard University and NBER
Oliver G. Spalt, University of Mannheim

Litigating Innovation: Evidence from Securities Class Action Lawsuits
Discussant: Wei Jiang, Emory University and NBER
3:20 pm
3:40 pm
Tal Gross, Boston University and NBER
Raymond Kluender, Harvard University
Feng Liu, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Matthew J. Notowidigdo, University of Chicago and NBER
Jialan Wang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and NBER

The Economic Consequences of Bankruptcy Reform
Discussant: Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College and NBER
4:35 pm
Sasha Indarte, University of Pennsylvania

The Impact of Debt Relief Generosity and Liquid Wealth on Household Bankruptcy
Discussant: Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan and NBER
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner at Bambara
(across the street from the Sonesta)
Thursday, July 25
9:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
Michael Simkovic, University of Southern California
Miao Ben Zhang, University of Southern California

Measuring Regulation
Discussant: Ryan Bubb, New York University
10:25 am
Mark L. Egan, Harvard University and NBER
Gregor Matvos, Northwestern University and NBER
Amit Seru, Stanford University and NBER

Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers
Discussant: W. Bentley MacLeod, Princeton University and NBER
11:20 am
11:35 am
Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Andrew Hillis, Harvard University
Hyunjin Kim, INSEAD
Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard University
Michael Luca, Harvard University and NBER

How Does Compliance Affect the Returns to Algorithms? Evidence from Boston’s Restaurant Inspectors
Discussant: Daniel Klerman, University of Southern California
12:20 pm
Afternoon joint with Crime in the Longfellow Room
1:30 pm
Emily G. Owens, University of California, Irvine
Michelle D. Mioduszewski, University of California at Irvine
Christopher J. Bates, University of California at Irvine

How Valuable are Civil Liberties? Evidence from Gang Injunctions, Crime, and Housing Prices in Southern California
Discussant: Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago and NBER
2:30 pm
Aurelie Ouss, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Megan T. Stevenson, University of Virginia

Cash Bail and Court Compliance: Impacts of a Prosecutor-Led Reform
Discussant: Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago and NBER
3:30 pm
J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan
Sonja B. Starr, University of Chicago

Expungement of Criminal Convictions: An Empirical Study
Discussant: Amanda Y. Agan, Rutgers University and NBER
4:30 pm
Feldstein Lecture begins at 4:40 in the Ballroom