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Law and Economics student Cecot accepts clerkship in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Sep. 20, 2012—L&E student Caroline Cecot, who is expected to graduate in 2014, accepted a clerkship to begin in June of 2015 in the chambers of The Honorable Raymond Lohier in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, New York.

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W. Kip Viscusi: New federal energy regulations flawed

Jul. 17, 2012—Viscusi and Gayer's report, “Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations,” was published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Value of life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants and U.S. natives

Oct. 27, 2010—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch of Vanderbilt's Law & Economics Program finds Mexican immigrants work in higher risk jobs with low wages

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Hersch to speak at AALS session on interdisciplinary legal education

Sep. 2, 2010—Professor Hersch will present a paper co-authored with Professor Viscusi at the session The Past, Present, and Future of Interdisciplinary Legal Education at the Association of American Law Schools annual conference in January 2011.

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Hersch elected SEA Vice-President

Sep. 1, 2010—Professor Joni Hersch has been elected for a two-year term as a Vice-President of the Southern Economic Association. Congratulations, Professor Hersch!

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Law and Economics student Shinall wins Myron Penn Laughlin Award for published Note

May. 18, 2010—Law & Economics student and Vanderbilt Law Review Senior Articles Editor Jennifer Bennett Shinall has won the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for her Note “Slipping Away from Justice: The Effect of Attorney Skill on Trial Outcomes.” [Download the Note]

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Research by Paige Skiba cited in Seventh Circuit decision

Feb. 18, 2010—Midwest Title Loans v. Indiana addressed interest rate and fee limitations

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Study by W. Kip Viscusi looks at “values” assigned to fatalities

Dec. 29, 2009—Americans value preventing deaths from terrorist attacks more than preventing deaths from natural disasters

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Study led by Kip Viscusi suggests recycling laws work

Dec. 9, 2009—Results indicate that laws mandating recycling are effective

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U.S. News and World Report cites Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics

Apr. 22, 2009—U.S. News and World Report mentions the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics in Diana Cole’s article “For Economists, a Moment in the Sun.”

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Research by Paige Marta Skiba highlights payday loan problem

Dec. 9, 2008—Study results indicate that financial 'quick fix' leads to personal bankruptcy

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The real cost of cigarettes to male smokers: $222 a pack

Nov. 26, 2007—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch estimates economic impact of smoking on smokers

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Dean Emeritus Henry Manne, internationally renowned founder of the law and economics movement, visits VULS

Nov. 30, 2006—On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Henry Manne, Dean Emeritus, George Mason University School of Law, gave a well attended kick-off talk for the new Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, “What Every Lawyer Should Know about the Intellectual History of Law and Economics.” With a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from...

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Viscusi honored with Coase Prize and by Kentucky Economic Association

Oct. 30, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and his coauthor, Richard Zeckhauser, were awarded the 2006 Ronald H. Coase Prize by the University of Chicago Law School for their article, “Recollection Bias and the Combat of Terrorism,” which was published in the Journal of Legal Studies. The prize is awarded for excellence in the study of law and economics....

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W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch join Vanderbilt law faculty

Jan. 24, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch, law and economics scholars at Harvard Law School, will join the Vanderbilt faculty later this year as the law school launches the first program of its kind—a Ph.D. in law and economics. By successfully recruiting two of the nation’s premier scholars in law and applied economics, Vanderbilt Law School...

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