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Benjamin J. McMichael

Benjamin McMichaelBenjamin J. McMichael is a graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University. He earned both his J.D. and his Ph.D. in law and economics in 2015. He earned a B.S. in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University in 2009. McMichael was a Vanderbilt Law & Economics Scholar. He served on the staff of the Vanderbilt Law Review in 2011-2012 and was the articles editor of VLR in 2012-2013. He served on the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board in 2012-2013. McMichael is a member of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif. His fields of interest are industrial organization and labor markets and human resources. McMichael served a judicial clerkship with Judge Carolyn Dineen King in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Dissertation

"Occupational Licensing and Legal Liability: The Effect of Regulation and Litigation
on Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and the Healthcare System"
Advisor: Professor R. Lawrence Van Horn

 

Student Publications

"Shifting the Fat-Tailed Distribution of Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards," with W. Kip Viscusi, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 11(2), June 2014, 350-377.

Note, "Constitutional Limitations on Punitive Damages: Ambiguous Effects and Inconsistent Justifications," Vanderbilt Law Review 66(3), April 2013, 961-1013.

 

Student Presentations

"Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants" American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, New York, NY

"The Incidence of Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards"
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2014, Atlanta, GA
 
Discussant, Law and Economics II Panel, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings,
November 2014, Atlanta, GA
 
"Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants,
and the Healthcare System"
Wake Forest University Department of Economics Workshop Series, November 2014

"Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants" American Society of Health Economist Fifth Biennial Conference, June 2014, Los Angeles, CA.
Accepted to the conference program.
 

CV

Benjamin J. McMichael's CV

Contact Info

benjamin.j.mcmichael@vanderbilt.edu