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Jean Xiao

Jean XiaoJean Xiao is a graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University. She earned both her J.D. and her Ph.D. in law and economics in 2017.  She graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2011, with a B.A. in economics and mathematics. During her tenure in the Law and Economics Program, she earned Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards for Legal Writing and Antitrust Law, the 2015 Edmund M. Morgan Prize, and the 2017 Richard Nagareda Award. She also served on the staff of the Vanderbilt Law Review (VLR) in 2013-2014 and was Senior Articles Editor for VLR in 2014-2015. Xiao is a member of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif. Her fields of interest are industrial organization and risk and environmental regulation. She has accepted a judicial clerkship with Judge Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in 2017-2018.

 

Dissertation

"An Empirical Examination of Consumer Litigation Funding" 
Adviser: Professor Paige Marta Skiba

Publications

"Consumer Litigation Funding and Medical Malpractice Litigation: Examining the Effect of Rancman v. Interim Settlement Funding Corporation," Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (forthcoming 2017).

"Consumer Litigation Funding: Just Another Form of Payday Lending?" with Paige Marta Skiba, Law and Contemporary Problems, 80(3), June 2017, 117-145.

"In Defense of Patent Trolls: Patent Assertion Entities as Commercial Litigation Funders," Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 16(1), December 2016, 36-66.

"Sex, Race, and Job Satisfaction Among Highly Educated Workers," with Joni Hersch, Southern Economic Journal, 83(1), July 2016, 1-24.

Note, "Heuristics, Biases, and Consumer Litigation Funding at the Bargaining Table," Vanderbilt Law Review, 68(1), January 2015, 261-296. Winner of the 2015 Morgan Prize for most outstanding piece of student writing published in VLR.

 Presentations

"The Effect of Consumer Litigation Funding on Medical Malpractice Litigation"
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2016, Washington, D.C.
(recipient, Southern Economic Association Graduate Student Award)

"The Effect of Consumer Litigation Funding on Medical Malpractice Litigation"
11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Duke Law School, November 2016, Durham, NC

"The Effect of Consumer Litigation Funding on Medical Malpractice Litigation"
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Fall Research Conference, November 2016, Washington, D.C.

"Consumer Litigation Funding: Just Another Form of Payday Lending?"
Law and Contemporary Problems: Consumer Credit in America, Duke Law School, September 2016, Durham, NC

"Gender, Job Satisfaction, and Professional Labor Markets"
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2014, Atlanta, GA

CV

Jean Xiao's CV

Contact Info

jean.y.xiao@gmail.com