This iteration of the Law, Economics and Politics seminar will focus primarily on the economics, law and politics of contracting (broadly defined). Every week, the class will discuss a different research paper on the topic. Most weeks, one of the authors of those papers will join us for the discussion. Active participation in the discussions and engagement with the substance of the papers is a requirement (there will also be weekly writing requirements). Some of the guests who are scheduled to visit in the Fall 2018 semester include John Coyle (UNC), Anusha Chari (UNC), Glen Weyl (Yale), Benjamin Edelman (Harvard), and Alon Brav (Duke). The instructors for this seminar are Mitu Gulati (Duke Law) and Tracy Lewis (Duke Econ/Business).
Every week, students will be asked to do reaction papers to presentations by guest speakers. These guests are a set of scholars who are doing some of the most current research on the above-mentioned topics.
The requirements for the class are completion of the reaction papers and active participation in the debates over the papers being presented. There will not be a final exam or final paper.
|Course Areas of Practice|
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law