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Caroline Cecot

Caroline CecotCaroline Cecot is the third student to earn both the J.D. and the Ph.D. in law and economics at Vanderbilt University. She earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard University in 2006. Cecot worked as a Research Associate at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies for two years before coming to Vanderbilt.  Cecot was a Vanderbilt Legal Academy Scholar and received the Robert F. Jackson Memorial Prize for the highest law GPA after two years in 2011-2012. She also tied for the Archie B. Martin Memorial Prize for the highest 1L GPA with fellow law and economics student Jinghui Lim in 2008-2009. She served as staff on the Vanderbilt Law Review in 2010-2011 and as senior articles editor in 2011-2012. She served on the staff of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review in 2012-2013 and was articles editor of ELPAR in 2013-2014. Cecot is a member of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif. Her fields of interest are risk and environmental regulation and labor markets and human resources. Cecot was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School in 2014-2015. She served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, New York. Cecot was the 2016-2017 Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law and Affiliated Faculty at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. In Fall 2017 she joined the law faculty at Antonin Scalia Law School as Assistant Professor of Law.



"Shale Development: Risks, Responses, and Regulation"
Adviser: Professor W. Kip Viscusi


"Fractured Systems: A Multiple Policy Proposal for Promoting Safe Shale Gas Delivery in the United States," in Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader, eds. Raphael J. Heffron and Gavin Little, Edinburgh University Press (2016).

"Judicial Review of Agency Benefit-Cost Analysis," with W. Kip Viscusi, George Mason Law Review, 22(3), Spring 2015, 575-617 (symposium issue).

"Discontinuous Behavioral Responses to Recycling Laws and Plastic Water Bottle Deposits," with W. Kip Viscusi, Joel Huber, and Jason Bell, American Law and Economics Review, 15(1), (Spring 2013), pp. 110-155.

Note, "Blowing Hot Air: An Analysis of State Involvement in Greenhouse Gas Litigation," Vanderbilt Law Review 65(1), January 2012, 189-248.

"South Asian Telecommunications Development and the Role of Regional Cooperation," with Scott Wallsten, in The Service Revolution in South Asia, ed. Ejaz Ghani, Oxford University Press (2010).

"The Benefits and Costs of Ethanol: An Evaluation of the Government's Analysis," with Robert Hahn, Journal of Regulatory Economics 35(2), June 2009, 275-295.

 "An Evaluation of the Quality of Impact Assessment in the European Union with Lessons for the US and the EU," with Robert Hahn, Andrea Renda, and Lorna Schrefler, Journal of Regulation & Governance 2(4), December 2008, 405-424.

"The Economic Significance of 'Insignificant' Rules," with Robert Hahn, Journal of Regulation & Governance 1(2), June 2007, 172-182.

Student Presentations and Conferences

"The Effect of Shale Gas Development on Nearby Property Values in Pennsylvania Counties"
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2013, Tampa, FL
(recipient, Southern Economic Association Graduate Student Award)

Discussant, Deterrence and Traffic Laws Panel, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings,
November 2013, Tampa, FL


In the News

Caroline Cecot's Vanderbilt Law School News Feature, April 2015


Caroline Cecot's CV

 Contact Info

Professional Website

Caroline Cecot's profile at George Mason University