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Law & Economics/Applied Microeconomics Seminar Series

Spring 2017

Friday, March 31

Charlotte Alexander

Professor Charlotte Alexander
Assistant Professor of Law
Georgia State University College of Law

Topic: "Explaining the Boom: An Empirical Portrait of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation"

Friday, February 24

Javaeria Qureshi

Professor Javaeria Qureshi
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Illinois, Chicago

Topic: "The Role of Families in Student Sorting to Teachers"

Friday, January 20

Richard Burkhauser

Professor Richard Burkhauser
Senior Research Fellow
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Topic: "Issues in the Measurement of Levels and Trends in Income and Its Distribution in the United States"

Wednesday, January 11

Margo Schlanger

Professor Margo Schlanger
Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law

Topic: "The Constitutional Law of Incarceration, Reconfigured"

Spring 2016

Friday, April 8

Sara Heller

Professor Sara Heller
Assistant Professor of Criminology
University of Pennsylvania

Topic: "Summer Jobs and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from Two Field Experiments"

Friday, February 26

Jamin Speer

Professor Jamin Speer
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Memphis

Topic: "The Gender Gap in College Major: Revisiting the Role of Pre-College Abilities"

Spring 2015

Friday, April 17

Tom Stanley


Professor Tom Stanley

Julia Mobley Professor of Economics
Hendrix College

Topic: "The Role of Meta-Analysis Methods in Evidence-Based Policy and Practice"

Friday, April 10

Donna Ginther

Professor Donna Ginther
Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy
University of Kansas

Topic: "Gender, Race and Ethnicity and NIH Research Awards: Is there Evidence of a Double-Bind?"

Topic: "Does Marriage Lead to Specialization?  An Evaluation of Swedish Trends in Adult Earnings Before and After Marriage"

Friday, February 20

Matthew Harris

Professor Matthew Harris
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Tennessee

Topic: "Reference Dependent Utility from Health and the Demand for Medical Care"

Friday, January 23

Tess Stafford

Professor Tess Stafford
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of New South Wales (Australia)

Topic: "Experience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply"

Spring 2014

Friday, April 11

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Professor Linda Thunstrom
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
University of Wyoming

Topic: "Strategic Self-Ignorance"

Friday, April 11

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Professor Jason Shogren
Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management
University of Wyoming

Topic: "Oaths and Commitment: Some Experiment Evidence"

Friday, February 7

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Professor Sarah Quintanar
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Topic: "The Effect of Automated Traffic Enforcement on Crime Rates"

Fall 2013

Friday, October 25

Kathy_Baylis

Professor Kathy Baylis
Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topic: "Conserving Forests: Mandates, Management or Money?"

Friday, October 25

Don_Fullerton

Professor Don Fullerton
Gutgsell Professor of Finance, College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topic: "Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Wage Earners?"

Friday, October 18

Lucia_Dunn

Professor Lucia Dunn
Professor of Economics
Ohio State University

Topic: "Consumer Debt Stress, Changes in Household Debt, and the Great Recession"

Wednesday, September 18

Rosa_Ferrer

Professor Rosa Ferrer
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)

Topic: "Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers"

Fall 2012

Tuesday, November 13

Kip_Viscusi

Professor W. Kip Viscusi
University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Elissa Philip presented "Willingness to Accept Equals Willingness to Pay for Labor Market Estimates of the Value of Statistical Life"

Tuesday, November 13

Kathryn_Anderson

Professor Kathryn Anderson
Professor of Economics
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Jacob Byl presented "Remittances and Education in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic: A Comparative Analysis Before and During the Global Financial Crisis"

Tuesday, November 6

Frank_Sloan

Professor Frank Sloan
J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics
Duke University

"Evaluating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Process: Evidence from North Carolina"

Ph.D. student Henri Rautonen presented "Information, Risk Perceptions, and Smoking Choices of Youth"

Ph.D. student Samuel Miller presented "Are Mature Smokers Misinformed?"

Tuesday, October 30

Art_Goldsmith

Professor Arthur Goldsmith
Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics
Washington and Lee University

Ph.D. student Benjamin McMichael presented "Revisiting the Unemployment and Mental Health Causality Quandary"

Ph.D. student Elissa Philip presented "The 'Bluest Eye' and Pathways to Success: Assessing the Role of Eurocentric and Afrocentric Appearance, In-Group Out-Group Status, and Culture on Young Adult Employment, Schooling, and Disconnection"

Tuesday, October 16

Abe_Wickelgren

Professor Abraham L. Wickelgren
Bernard J. Ward Professor in Law
University of Texas at Austin School of Law

"Learning and Settlement with Endogenous Sequential Litigation"

Ph.D. student Jacob Byl presented "Standardization as a Solution to the Reading Costs of Form Contracts"

Tuesday, October 9

Joni_Hersch

Professor Joni Hersch
Professor of Law and Economics
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Blair Druhan presented "Opting Out among Women with Elite Education"

Tuesday, October 9

Paige_Skiba

Professor Paige Marta Skiba
Associate Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Henri Rautonen presented "Informational Asymmetries in Consumer Credit Markets: Evidence from Payday Lending"

Tuesday, October 2

Sharon_Shewmake

Dr. Sharon Shewmake
Post-doctoral Fellow in Law and Economics
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Caroline Cecot presented "Carbon Labeling for Consumer Food Goods"

Tuesday, October 2

Daughety

Jennifer_Reinganum

Professor Andrew Daughety
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics and Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University
and

Professor Jennifer Reinganum
E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. student Benjamin McMichael presented "A Dynamic Model of Lawsuit Joinder and Settlement"

Tuesday, September 18

Kate_Antonovics

Professor Kate Antonovics
Lecturer in Economics
University of California at San Diego

Ph.D. student Caroline Cecot presented "A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence from the Boston Police Department"

Ph.D. student Blair Druhan presented "Affirmative Action Bans and the 'Chilling Effect '"

Tuesday, September 11

Peter_Savelyev

Professor Peter Savelyev
Assistant Professor of Economics
Vanderbilt University

“Conscientiousness, Education, and Longevity of High-Ability Individuals”

Fall 2011

Monday, November 28

Charlie_Baum

Professor Charles Baum
Professor of Economics
Middle Tennessee State University

"The Socio-Economic Causes of Obesity"

Tuesday, November 15

Daughety

Jennifer_Reinganum

Professor Andrew F. Daughety
Professor of Economics and Professor of Law
and
Professor Jennifer F. Reinganum
Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and Professor of Law

"Divided Responsibilities and Resilient Policy Regimes: Imperfect Competition and Products Liability When Harm is Cumulative"

Monday, October 17

JenniferShinall

Jennifer Bennett Shinall
Ph.D. Candidate in Law & Economics
Vanderbilt University

"Legal Largesse or Big, Fat Failure: Do Weight-Based Discrimination Laws Improve Employment Outcomes for the Obese?"

Monday, October 10

Mark_Cohen

Professor Mark Cohen
Professor of Management, Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
Vice President for Research, Resources for the Future

"Does Inspector Group Size Matter? Evidence from Inspections of Oil Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico"

Monday, September 26

Sharon_Shewmake

Dr. Sharon Shewmake
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law & Economics
Vanderbilt University Law School

"The Impacts of HOV Lanes"

Friday, September 16

Shoshana_Grossbard

Professor Shoshana Grossbard
Professor of Economics
San Diego State University

"Income Pooling, Household Production, and the Price of Maids"

Monday, September 5

Justin_Sevier

Professor Justin Sevier
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law

"Motivation and the Hearsay Doctrine: An Experimental Test of Juror Inferences"

Spring 2011

Monday, April 25

Phil_Cook

Professor Philip J. Cook
ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics and Sociology
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

"The Role of Private Action in Controlling Crime"

Monday, April 11

Steven_Shavell

Professor Steven M. Shavell
Samuel R. Rosenthal Professor of Law and Economics
Director, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business
Harvard Law School

"Corrective Taxation versus Liability"

Monday, March 28

Nora_Gordon

Professor Nora Gordon
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Georgetown Public Policy Institute

"Private Contracting by Public Schools: Evidence from the Market for Comprehensive School Reform"

Wednesday, February 23

Ben_Shahar

Professor Omri Ben-Shahar
Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law
The University of Chicago Law School

"More than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure"

Friday, February 11

Alan_Schwartz

Professor Alan Schwartz
Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School

"Rethinking the Laws of Good Faith Purchase"
by Alan Schwartz and Robert E. Scott

Fall 2010

Monday, October 18

Richard_Brooks

Professor Richard Brooks
Professor of Law
Yale Law School

"Flying Horses and Usable Other Fictions: Race, Social and Spatial Distance"

Fall 2008

Friday, September 12

Robert_Pollak

Professor Robert A. Pollak
Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics, Professor of Law
Olin Business School and Department of Economics
Washington University in St. Louis

"Family Bargaining and Long Term Care of the Disabled Elderly"

Spring 2008

Wednesday, April 16

Pat_Reagan

Professor Patricia B. Reagan
Professor of Economics, Professor of Nursing
Center for Human Resource Research
The Ohio State University

"Intergenerational Transmission of Health Capital"

Friday, March 28

Rita_Simon

Professor Rita J. Simon
University Professor
School of Public Affairs
American University

"Attitudes of the American Public toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy"
Keynote Address
New Immigrant Survey Conference

Thursday, March 27

Jeffrey_OConnell

Professor Jeffrey O'Connell
Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

"Tort Liability as Social Insurance"

Wednesday, March 19

Shane_Frederick

Professor Shane Frederick
Sarofim Family Career Development Professor and
Associate Professor of Management Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Cognitive Reflection and Decision Making"

Fall 2007

Wednesday, December 5

Daughety

Jennifer_Reinganum

Professor Andrew F. Daughety
Professor of Economics and Professor of Law
and
Professor Jennifer F. Reinganum
Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and Professor of Law

"Mass Torts and the Incentives for Suit, Settlement, and Trial"
by Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum

Wednesday, October 24

Joni_Hersch

Kip_Viscusi

Professor Joni Hersch
Professor of Law and Economics
and
Professor W. Kip Viscusi
University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management

"The Mortality Cost to Smokers"
by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch

Monday, October 8

George_Loewenstein

Professor George Loewenstein
Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

"The Economist as Therapist: Methodological Ramifications of 'Light' Paternalism"
by George Loewenstein and Emily Haisley

Spring 2007

Tuesday, April 10

Joe_Aldy

Joseph E. Aldy, Ph.D.
Fellow
Resources for the Future

"Temperature Shocks, Energy Prices and U.S. Mortality: An Assessment of the Health Impacts of Climate Change"

Tuesday, April 3

Owen_Phillips

Professor Owen R. Phillips
Professor of Economics
University of Wyoming

"Bidding Rings in Repeated Ascending Auctions"

Fall 2006

Tuesday, November 14

Henry_Manne

Dean Emeritus Henry Manne
George Mason University School of Law

"What Every Lawyer Should Know about the Intellectual History of Law and Economics"

Monday, October 30

Frank_Sloan

Professor Frank A. Sloan
J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director of the Center for Health Policy, Law and Management
Professor of Economics
Duke University

"Do Smokers Really Underestimate Risks? Evidence from Subjective Beliefs about Mortality and Health"
by Ahmed Khwaja, Dan Silverman, and Frank Sloan

Monday, September 25

Charlie_Baum

Professor Charles L. Baum II
Associate Professor of Economics
Middle Tennessee State University

"The Effects of Cigarette Taxes on Obesity"