July 7

2:00 PM
Campus Tour

Leaves from South Campus Dorm Lobby (led by Xingxing Li)


5:00 PM
Campus Tour

Leaves from South Campus Dorm Lobby (led by Feifei Ning)

July 8

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM (Room V)
Welcome - Dean Michael Schill and Institute Director Omri Ben-Shahar

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Room V)
Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
The Problem of Causal Inference and Two Efforts to Overcome It: Differences-in Differences and Natural Experiments.
  • Daniel Kessler & Mark McClennan, “Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine?” Quarterly Journal of Economics 111: 353-390 (1996). (Link)
  • Steven D. Levitt, “The Effect of Prison Population Size on Crime Rates: Evidence from Prison Overcrowding Litigation,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 111 (2): 319-351. (Link)

(Slides)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (South Green Lounge)
Lunch


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Courtroom)
Distinguished Lecture - Martha Nussbaum


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Room V)
New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
Introduction to Monopoly and Market Power
  • Kaplow, Market Definition. (Link)

(Slides)


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Room V)
Mandatory Dorm Orientation and Safety Lecture

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (South Green Lounge)
Opening Mixer

Ping Pong and Pizza

July 9

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Room V)
Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
Enforcer Discretion and Its Absence: Randomization across Decision-makers and Regression Discontinuity.
  • Anna Aizer & Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., “Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 19102 (Jun 2013). (Link)
  • Daniel Chen & Jesse Shapiro, “Do Harsher Prison Conditions Reduce Recidivism: A Discontinuity-based Approach,” American Law & Economics Review, 9 (1): 1-29 (2007). (Link)

(Slides)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (South Green Lounge)
Lunch


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Room V)
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection Law - Omri Ben-Shahar
Ex-Post versus Ex-Ante Regulation
  • Steven Shavell, Liability for Harm versus Regulation of Safety, 13 Journal of Legal Studies 357 (1984). (Link)
  • Louis Kaplow, The General Characteristics of Rules, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. (Link)

(Slides)


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Room V)
New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
Horizontal and Vertical Agreements
  • Complaint in U.S. v. Apple et al. (Link)

(Slides)


4:45PM (Regenstein Library)
Regenstein Library Tour

Led by Lorna Tang, this tour will introduce you to one of the best research libraries in the country.

July 10

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Room V)
Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
Measuring the Relevance of Social Connections.
  • Lauren Cohen, Andrea Frazzini, & Christopher Malloy, “Sell Side School Ties,” Journal of Finance 65(4): 1409-1437 (2010). (Link)
  • Raymond Fisman & Yongxiang Wang, “The Mortality Cost of Political Connections,” Columbia University Working Paper (May 2013). (Link)

(Slides)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (South Green Lounge)
Lunch

Lunch Discussion: Baseball -- the American Sport with Assistant Dean Dick Badger


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Room V)
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection Law - Omri Ben-Shahar
Mandated Provision of Information
  • Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, The Failure of Mandated Disclosure, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2011). (Link)
  • Oren Bar-Gill, Informing Consumers About Themselves. (Link)

(Slides)


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Room V)
New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
Antitrust and Intellectual Property
  • Carlton & Shampine, An Economic Interpretation of FRAND. (Link)

(Slides)

(Apple Opinion (annotated))

(Interview)


4:45 PM - 11:00 PM (Wrigley Field)
Chicago Cubs Baseball Game

Bus leaves the Law School at 4:45 PM.

July 11

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Room V)
Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
Detecting Long-term, Unintended Consequences: Reproductive Policies and Crime.
  • John J. Donohue III & Steven D. Levitt, “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 116 (2): 379-420. (Link)
  • Lena Edlund, Hongbin Li, Junjian Yi, & Junsen Zhang, “Sex Ratios and Crime: Evidence from China,” Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming 2013). (Link)

(Slides)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (South Green Lounge)
Lunch


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Courtroom)
Distinguished Lecture Judge Richard A. Posner


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Room V)
New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
Mergers
  • U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Guidelines. (Link)

(Slides)


5:30 PM (Quadrangle Club Library)
Group Photograph with Professor Ronald Coase

The Quadrangle Club Library located at 1155 East 57th Street.


6:30 PM (Quadrangle Club)
Welcome to Chicago Banquet

Guest of Honor Richard Sandor and Ronald Coase. The Quadrangle Club is located at 1155 East 57th Street.

July 12

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Room V)
Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
Social Influences in Enforcement Decisions: The Role of Race.
  • Joseph Price & Justin Wolfers, “Racial Discrimination among NBA Referees,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(4): 1859-1887 (2010). (Link)
  • Shamena Anwar, Patrick Bayer, & Randi Hjalmarsson, “The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(2): 1017-1055 (2012). (Link)

(Slides)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (South Green Lounge)
Lunch


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Room V)
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection Law - Omri Ben-Shahar
Mandatory Protection and Equal Access
  • Richard Craswell, Passing On the Costs of Legal Rules, 43 Stanford Law Review 361 (1991).(Link)
  • Omri Ben-Shahar, Arbitration and Access to Justice: Economic Analysis. (Link)

(Slides)


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Room V)
New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
From Microsoft to Google: Two-Sided Markets and the Antitrust of Technology Platform Markets
  • Evans, The Consensus Among Economists on Multisided Platforms and its Implications for Excluding Evidence that Ignores It. (Link)

(Slides)