March 16, 2009
Revised Program - Law and New Institutional Economics
Posted by Victor Fleischer

Here is a revised program for the New Institutional Economics conference that Phil Weiser and I are hosting in Boulder on June 4-5.  Let me know if you are interested in attending.  (More info also available on the Silicon Flatirons website.).

Workshop Faculty 

  • Lee Fennell (Chicago)
  • Victor Fleischer (Colorado)
  • Mark Ramseyer (Harvard)
  • Henry Smith (Harvard)
  • Eric Talley (Berkeley)
  • Phil Weiser (Colorado)

Participant Papers

  • Mitu Gulati (Duke)
  • Kim Krawiec (North Carolina)
  • Michael Madison (Pittsburgh)
  • Fred Tung (Emory)
  • Molly Van Houweling (Berkeley)
  • Josh Wright (George Mason)

More details below.

Thursday, June 4

New Institutional Economics and Property Rights

9:30-10:30       Henry Smith

  • Presentation of Harold Demsetz, Toward a Theory of Property Rights 57 American Economic Review 347-59 (1967)
  • Lee Fennell, Discussant

10:30-11:15     Molly Van Houweling

  • Presentation of  Molly Van Houweling, Author Autonomy and Atomism in Copyright Law (work in progress)
  • Henry Smith, Discussant

11:15-11:30     Break
11:30-12:15     Michael Madison

  • Presentation of Michael Madison, Brett Frischmann & Katherine Strandburg, The University as Constructed Cultural Commons (work in progress)
  • Lee Fennell, Discussant

12:15–1:30      Lunch [in the law school]

New Institutional Economics and Contract Design

1:30 – 2:15      Mark Ramseyer                      

  • Presentation of Benjamin Klein, Robert G. Crawford & Armen A. Alchian, Vertical Integration, Appropriable Rents, and the Competitive Contracting Process, 21 J. L. Econ. 297 (1978).

2:15 – 3:00      Josh Wright

  • Presentation of Benjamin Klein & Joshua Wright, The Economics of Slotting Contracts, 50 J. L. Econ. 421 (2007).
  • Phil Weiser, Discussant

3:00 – 3:15      Break

Using NIE in the Classroom

3:15 – 4:15      Victor Fleischer

  • Presentation of Michael Lewis, The End, Portfolio (Dec. 2008)
  • Application of NIE to the Lewis article
  • The “Deals” Template
  • Eric Talley, Discussant

4:15 -   5:15     Discussion of NIE and the Financial Crisis

  • Eric Talley
  • Victor Fleischer
  • Phil Weiser
  • Mark Ramseyer

7:30 pm           Conference Dinner

Friday, June 5


New Institutional Economics and Behavioral Finance

9:00 – 9:45      Fred Tung

  • Presentation of Fred Tung, Leverage in the Board Room: The Unsung Influence of Private Lenders in Corporate Governance (work in progress)
  • Eric Talley, Discussant

9:45 – 10:30    Mitu Gulati

  • Presentation of Mitu Gulati & Robert Scott, Sticky Contracts (work in progress)
  • Victor Fleischer, Discussant

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 11:30  Kim Krawiec

  • Presentation of Kim Krawiec, The Return of the Rogue, Az. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2009)
  • Eric Talley, Discussant

11:30 – 12:00 Wrap-up and Feedback (Vic and Phil)

End of Program

 


12:30 – 1:30 pm          Informal Lunch (optional)
Friday afternoon – Cycling or Hiking (optional)


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