Sep. 3, 2013—The L&E program’s second graduate, Jinghui Lim, began a one-year term as postdoctoral research fellow at New York University School of Law’s Center for Law, Economics & Organization.
Aug. 27, 2013—L&E student Caroline Cecot’s paper “The Effect of Nearby Shale Gas Development on Property Values: Explaining Cross-County Differences” has been accepted for presentation at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings on November 25 in Tampa, Florida.
Aug. 19, 2013—The L&E program’s first graduate, Jennifer Bennett Shinall, returned to Vanderbilt Law School as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Law & Economics. She will teach Labor Markets & Human Resources I in Spring 2014.
Apr. 23, 2013—In its 2013 guidance memo, DOT updated its approach for assigning a dollar value to prevention of fatal injuries, which is now over $9 million per expected fatality. DOT relied upon Viscusi’s studies to set the overall valuation of risk to life, the reasonable range of valuation estimates, and the effect of income levels on...
Apr. 19, 2013—L&E student Blair Druhan was awarded the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence for her Vanderbilt Law Review Note “Severe or Pervasive: An Analysis of Who, What, and Where Matters When Determining Sexual Harassment.” Blair was also awarded the Candidates Award, which is awarded by the second-year staff of the Vanderbilt Law Review to the third-year staff member,...
Apr. 5, 2013—The Tennessean: Tennessee payday lender grows at breakneck speed amid industry criticism – April 5, 2013 – Deborah Jackson was living paycheck to paycheck when she walked into an Advance Financial store for a $425 loan. Paying back the original loan required additional loans. Advance Financial charged Jackson a $60 renewal fee, so the interest rate worked out...
Mar. 30, 2013—Law and economics students V. Blair Druhan and Jinghui Lim have been selected to present papers at the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Vanderbilt this May. V. Blair Druhan will present her paper “Determinants of Employer Retaliation After Workplace Sexual Harassment.” Jinghui Lim will present her paper “Examining the Impact of Monitoring and...
Feb. 17, 2013—Elissa Philip will be the Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review for 2013-2014.
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.
Jul. 17, 2012—Viscusi and Gayer's report, “Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations,” was published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Nov. 17, 2011—Hersch's findings published in the May 2011 American Economic Review.
Nov. 15, 2010—Hersch will serve a two-year term as a vice president of SEA
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
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.
Jul. 12, 2010—Skiba studies factors that drive demand for pawnshops
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]
Feb. 18, 2010—Midwest Title Loans v. Indiana addressed interest rate and fee limitations
Dec. 29, 2009—Americans value preventing deaths from terrorist attacks more than preventing deaths from natural disasters
Dec. 9, 2009—Results indicate that laws mandating recycling are effective
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.”
Dec. 9, 2008—Study results indicate that financial 'quick fix' leads to personal bankruptcy
Nov. 26, 2007—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch estimates economic impact of smoking on smokers