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MLEA 2007 Agenda

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

8:30–9:00 am Continental breakfast
9:00 am Welcome
9:05–10:20 am

Regulation and Governance
-Dale Thompson, "Optimal Federalism across Many Dimensions" [abstract]
-Guiseppe Dari-Mattiacci, "Multilevel Governance and Risk Diversification" [abstract/paper]
-Claire Hill and Kristin Hickman, "Is a Coherent Definition of a Tax Shelter Impossible?" [precis]

10:20–10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am

Procedure and Family Law
-Scott A. Moss, "O Brave New World That Has Such Creatures Evidence: An Economic Analysis of Courts' Misguided Rules on Discovery of Digital Evidence" [abstract]
-Margaret F. Brinig, "The One Size Fits All Family" [article]
-Vincy Fon and Francesco Parisi (presenter), "Plaintiff in Default: An Economic Analysis" [abstract] [article]

11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:15 pm

Behavioral Law and Economics: Theory
-Peter Huang, "Law and Human Flourishing: Fostering Happiness, Learning, and Mindfulness"
-Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, "Aboutness, Thingness, Models, and Understanding" [abstract/article]
-Jeff Stake and Michael Alexeev, "Who Responds to U.S. News & World Report's Law School Rankings?" [abstract/article] [table]

2:15–2:30 pm Break
2:30–3:45 pm

Tax and Finance
-Bradley Borden, "The Aggregate-Plus Theory of Partnership Taxation
-Elizabeth Brown, "A Preliminary Look at Regulatory Structures for Financial Services" [abstract/article]
-Joseph Warburton, "Business Trusts versus Corporations: Evidence from the British Mutual Fund Industry" [abstract]

3:45–4:00 pm Break
4:00–5:15 pm

Law and Medicine
-Robert Katz, "Gimme Some Skin: When Tissue Banks Compete for Transplant Tissue, Who Wins?" [abstract]
-Robert Mikos, "Supervising Criminal Activity: The Case of State Medical Marijuana Exemptions" [abstract] [article]
-Elizabeth Weeks, "Right to Experimental Treatment" [abstract]

5:15-6:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm Dinner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:30–9:00 am Continental breakfast
9:05–10:20 am

Torts
-Nuno Garoupa & Tom Ulen, "The Economics of Activity Levels in Tort Liability and Regulation" [article]
-Nicholas Georgakopoulos, "Tort in Agency: Transaction Costs"
-David Hyman, "The Effect of Caps on Non-Economic Damages: Evidence from Texas Medical Malpractice Cases"

10:20–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:45 am

Environmental Law and Property
-Jonathan R. Nash, "Environmental Regulation Through the Looking Glass" [abstract]
-Daniel Cole, "The Stern Review and Its Critics" [abstract]
-Lee Fennell, "Homeownership 2.0" [abstract]

11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:15 pm

Arbitration, Litigation and Judging
-Christopher R. Drahozal & Quentin R. Wittrock, "Is There A Flight From Arbitration?" [abstract]
-Stephen Ware, "'Merit' Selection and Judicial Nominating Commissions" [abstract]
-Rafael I. Pardo, "Anatomy of an Adversary Proceeding" [abstract]

2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30–3:45 pm

Corporate and Securities Law
-Frederick Tung, "The New Death of (Corporate) Contract: Creeping Fiduciary Duty for Creditors" [article]
-Alexander P. Robbins, "The Rule 10b5-1 Loophole: An Empirical Study" [article]
-Antony Page, "Revising the Short-Swing Trading Rules for the 21st Century" [abstract]

3:45-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:15 pm

Corporate Law and Contracts
-Peter Oh, "Piercing v. Lifting" [abstract]
-Matthew T. Bodie, "Workers, Information, and Corporate Combinations" [article]
-Fan Zhang, "Dynamic Contract Breach" [abstract/article]

5:15 pm Closing Reception
 
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