Schedule

Friday, November 18, 2016

8:00 am to 11:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                    3rd floor loggia

9:00 am to 11:00am

Panel 1:  Empirical Studies of Presidential Power                                                  Room 3041

The Genesis of Independent Agencies

Patrick Corrigan, Independent
Richard L. Revesz, New York University - School of Law

 

Discussant: Stuart Benjamin, Duke University School of Law

 

Creating Capacity: Presidential Control and the Senior Executive Service

Alexander D Bolton, Emory University

 

Discussant: John Brooks, Duke University

 

Presidential Signing Statements and the U.S. Federal Courts

John M. de Figueiredo, Duke University School of Law; Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Edward Stiglitz, Cornell University – Law School

 

Discussant: Kathleen Doherty, University of Southern California

9:00 am to 11:00am

Panel 1:  Relational Contracts                                                                                       Room 3037

How Effective are Relational Incentive Contracts? Evidence from Entrepreneurial Firms in Russia

Elena Kulchina, Duke University; Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Joanne E. Oxley, University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

 

Discussant: Sarath Sanga, Northwestern University

 

Can Computers Be Fair? How Resolving Disputes Online Affects Disputants' Procedural Justice Experiences

Ayelet Sela, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law

 

Discussant: Jonathan Katz, California Institute of Technology

 

The Role of Relational Contracts in Inter-Firm Relationships: Theory and Evidence on Multiunit Franchising

Nicholas Argyres, Washington University in Saint Louis

Janet Bercovitz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business

Giorgio Zanarone, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF)

 

Discussant: Ricard Gil, John Hopkins Carey School of Business

9:00 am to 11:00am

Panel 1:  Securities Law II                                                         Room 4047

Estimating the Compliance Costs of Securities Regulation: A Bunching Analysis of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(B)

Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago Law School

 

Discussant: Kate Litvak, Northwestern University

'Boilerplate' and Disclosure in Securities Dealmaking

Jeremy R. McClane, University of Connecticut School of Law

 

Discussant: Jeff McMullin, Indiana University

Who Benefits from Bond Market Modernization?

David K. Musto, University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department

Jillian A. Popadak, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

 

Discussant: Joshua Lerner, Duke University

11:00 am to 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 2:  Accounting Law II                                                                                                    Room 4000

Does Counter-Cyclical Provisioning Mitigate Lending Contractions? Evidence from Supply Shocks

Sudarshan Jayaraman, University of Rochester - Simon Business School

Bryce Schonberger, University of Rochester - Simon Business School

Joanna Shuang Wu, University of Rochester - Simon Business School

 

Discussant: Travis Dyer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Estimating the Effect of Corporate Governance on Firm Value

Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Mathew D. McCubbins, Duke University School of Law

Jeff L. McMullin, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Accounting

 

Discussant: Bernie Black, Northwestern University

 

Consequences of Mandatory Quarterly Reporting: The U.K. Experience

Suresh Nallareddy, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

Robert Pozen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia Business School

 

Discussant: Dirk Black, Dartmouth College

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  Administrative Law                                                                                                    Room 3037

Can Nudges Be Transparent and Yet Effective?

Hendrik Bruns, University of Hamburg - School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling

Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Katharina Klement, University of Jena

Marijane Luistro Jonsson, Stockholm School of Economics

Bilel Rahali, University of Grenoble

 

Discussant: Amy Semet

 

Legislating for Litigation in the Age of Statute

Sean Farhang University of California, Berkeley

 

Discussant: Mark Hall

 

Does Peer Review Work? An Experiment of Experimentalism

Daniel E. Ho, Stanford Law School

 

Discussant: Martin Wells

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  Cooperation                                                                                                                  Room 4172

 An Autopsy of Cooperation: Diamond Dealers and the Limits of Trust-Based Exchange

Barak D. Richman, Duke University - School of Law

 

Discussant: Lisa Bernstein

 

Inherited Institutions: Cooperation in the Light of Democratic Legitimacy

Pascal Langenbach, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Franziska Tausch, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Discussant: German Feierherd,

 

Do Parties Negotiate After Trespass Litigation? An Empirical Study of Coasean Bargaining

Yun-chien Chang, Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS)

Chang-Ching Lin, Academia Sinica - Institute of Economics

 

Discussant: David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  International/Comparative Law                                                                                Room 4071

The Legalization of Truth in International Fact-Finding

Shiri Krebs, Stanford University, School of Law, Students; Stanford Center on International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

 

Discussant: Erik Wibbels, Duke University

 

Public Awareness and the Behavior of Unpopular Courts

Jay Krehbiel, West Virginia University

 

Discussant: David Rohde, Duke University

 

Modeling States' Ideological Positions in ICC Treaty Negotiations

Kevin L. Cope, University of Michigan

James Morrow, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor – Department of Political Science

 

Discussant: Tana Johnson, Duke University

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  Law and Psychology I                                                                                              Room 3041

Choice Architecture versus Price: Comparing the Effects of Changes in the U.S. Student Loan Market

Xiaoling Ang, Edgeworth Economics

Alexei Alexandrov, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Discussant: Eric Talley,  Columbia Law School

 

N-Equality: More People, Less (Concern for) Equality?

Stephen M. Garcia, University of Michigan

Avishalom Tor, Notre Dame Law School; University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Randall Limberg, New York University (NYU)

 

Discussant: Dan Simon, Cleveland State University

 

Moral Disengagement in Legal Judgments

Tess M.S. Neal, Arizona State University

Robert J. Cramer, Sam Houston State University

 

Discussant: Kristin Firth, University of Chicago

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  Relational and Incomplete Contracts I                                                                            Room 4042

Barriers to Contracting in Village Economies: A Test for Enforcement Constraints

Ryan Bubb, New York University School of Law

Supreet Kaur, Columbia University

Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

 

Discussant: Nick Argyres, Washington University

 

Incomplete Contracts and Strategic Ambiguity: Evidence from Silicon Valley

Sarath Sanga, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

 

Discussant: Elena Kulchina, Duke University

 

Adaptation and Relational Contracting in the Airline Industry

Ricard Gil, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Myongjin Kim, University of Oklahoma

Giorgio Zanarone, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF)

 

Discussant: David Hoffman, Temple University

11:15 am to 1:15 pm

 

Panel 2:  Antitrust                                                                                                           Room 4046

Judging in Europe: Do Legal Traditions Matter?

Angela Huyue Zhang, King's College London

Jingchen Liu, Columbia University

Nuno M. Garoupa, Texas A&M University School of Law; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law

 

Discussant: Jens Frankenreiter, Center for Law and Economics, ETH Zurich

 

Is EU Antitrust Enforcement a Tool for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis

Anu Bradford, Columbia University

Robert J. Jackson Jr., Columbia Law School

Jonathon Zytnick, Columbia University

 

Discussant: Christoph Engel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Common Goods

 

Maverick: Experimentally Testing a Conjecture of the Antitrust Authorities

Christoph Engel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics; Universität Osnabrück - Faculty of Law

Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

 

Discussant: Matt Sawchuk, Wake Forest University

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Lunch                                                                                                                            3rd and 4th floor loggias

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Criminal Justice II                                                                                           Room 3000

The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detent

Paul S. Heaton, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Sandra G. Mayson, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Megan Stevenson, University of Pennsylvania Law School

 

Discussant: Robert Mosteller, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

 

A Spatial Analysis of Criminality: Evidences for Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre City

Ricardo Capra Schuch, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Giacomo Balbinotto Neto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Daniel Uhr, Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL)

 

Discussant: Carissa Hessick, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

 

The Economics of Rights: Does the Right to Counsel Increase Crime?

Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University - The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration

Yehonatan Givati, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Oren Rigbi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

Discussant: Ronald Wright, Wake Forest University

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Contracts: Policy                                                                                            Room 4046

Do FTC Privacy Enforcement Actions Matter? Compliance Before and after USES Safe Harbor Agreement Actions

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, New York University School of Law

Dan Svirsky, Harvard Business School

 

Discussant: Jed Stiglitz, Cornell University-Law School

 

Can CEO Option Compensation Undercut Firm Performance? Evidence from Product Market Relationships

Claire Yang Liu, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Ronald W. Masulis, University of New South Wales – Australian School of Business; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Financial Research Network (FIRN) Jared R. Stanfield, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

 

Discussant: Lang Thai, Deaking University School of Law

 

Noncompetes and Employee Mobility

Evan P Starr, University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business

J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School

Norman Bishara, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

 

Discussant: Michael Heise, Cornell University

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Security Policy and Investment                                                                     Room 3037

Investing Near the National Security Black Hole

Ji Li, Rutgers Law School

 

Discussant: Jim Cox, Duke University School of Law

 

When Does the Chinese Executive Branch Make Law?

Wei Cui, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law

Jie Cheng, University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law

 

Discussant: Dawn Chutkow, Cornell University

 

Reciprocity and Public Opposition to Foreign Direct Investment

Adam Chilton, University of Chicago

Helen Milner, Princeton University- Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Dustin Tingley, Harvard University- Department of Government

 

Discussant: Wei Cui, University of British Columbia (UBA)- Faculty of Law

 

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

 

 Panel 3:  Corporate Law & Governance I                                                                      Room 4042

The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India's Companies Act of 2013

Vikramaditya S. Khanna, University of Michigan Law School

Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago Law School

 

Discussant: Rob Jackson, Columbia Law School

Why Don’t General Counsels Stop Corporate Crime?

Sureyya Burcu Avci, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

H. Nejat Seyhun, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

 

Discussant: Jessica Bregant, University of Chicago- Booth School of Business

 

Opportunistic Proposals by Union Shareholders

John G. Matsusaka, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business; USC Gould School of Law

Oguzhan Ozbas, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department

Irene Yi, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics

 

Discussant: Michael Munger, Duke University

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Judges & Judging: Ideology and Strategy                                                                     Room 3041

Do Law Clerks Influence Voting on the Supreme Court?

Adam Bonica, Stanford University Department of Political Science

Adam S. Chilton, University of Chicago – Law School Jacob Goldin Stanford Law School

Kyle Rozema, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Maya Se, Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

 

Discussant: Michael Munger, Duke University

 

Strategic Publication

Ben Grunwald, University of Chicago Law School

 

Discussant: Jack Knight, Duke University School of Law

 

Judicial Egoism

Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics / The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse/ LWP, HLS; Harvard Law School

 

Discussant: Kristen Renberg, Duke University

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Law & Psychology II                                                                                       Room 4047

Revisiting the Rationality Assumption of Disclosure Laws: An Empirical Analysis

Uri Benoliel, College of Law and Business

Jenny Buchan UNSW Australia Business School, School of Taxation and Business Law; University of New South Wales

Tony Gutentag, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology

 

Discussant: Robert MacCoun, Stanford University

 

Social Influence on Policy Preferences?

Meirav Furth-Matzkin, Harvard Law School

 

Discussant: Jeff Rachlinski, Cornell University

 

Examining Jurors: Using Conversation Analysis to Explore the Influence of Race on Prosecutor Speech in North Carolina Capital Jury Selection

Catherine M. Grosso, Michigan State University College of Law

Barbara O'Brien, Michigan State University - College of Law

Abijah Taylor, Michigan State University - College of Law

Richard E. Lucas, Michigan State University

 

Discussant: Neil Vidmar, Duke University School of Law

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Panel 3:  Public Sector Personnel Economic, Politics and Law                                                            Room 4172

 

Measuring and Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in the Federal Government

Alexander Bolton, Duke University - Social Science Research Institute

John M. de Figueiredo, Duke University School of Law; Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

 

Discussant: Patrick Corrigan, Independent

 

Controlling Agency Choke Points: Presidents and Regulatory Personnel Turnover

Kathleen Doherty, University of Southern California

David E. Lewis, Vanderbilt University - Department of Political Science; Vanderbilt University - Law School

Scott Limbocker, Vanderbilt University

 

Discussant: Alex Bolton, Duke University- Social Science Research Institute

4:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Criminal Justice I                                                                                                              Room 3000

The Fall of Capital Punishment and the Rise of Prisons: How Expected Sentences Affect Jury Verdicts

Anna Bindler, University of Gothenburg

Randi Hjalmarsson, University of Gothenburg; Queen

Mary, University of London

 

Discussant: Dan Klerman, University of Southern California

 

Public Defenders vs. Private Court Appointed Attorneys: An Investigation of Indigent Defense Systems (Initial Draft and Results)

Yotam Shem-Tov, University of California Berkeley

 

Discussant: Lisa Kern Griffin, Duke University School of Law

 

Concocting Criminal Intent

Deborah W. Denno, Fordham University School of Law

 

Discussant: Sara Sun Beale, Duke University, School of Law

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Contracts: Experimental                                                                                                   Room 3041

Insuring Your Donation: An Experiment

Renate Buijze, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Christoph Engel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics; Universität Osnabrück - Faculty of Law

Sigrid Hemels, Erasmus University

 

Discussant: Stephan Tontrup,

 

From Promise to Form: How Contracting Online Changes Consumers

David A. Hoffman, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law; Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School

 

Discussant: Meirav Furth

 

Why Do People Keep Their Promises?

Dorothee Mischkowski, University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

Rebecca Stone, UCLA School of Law

Alexander Stremitzer, UCLA School of Law

 

Discussant: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Litigation and Settlement                                                                                                 Room 4047

The Effect of Consumer Litigation Funding on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Jean Xiao, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Law and Economics

 

Discussant: Maya Steinitz,

 

Dollars for Days: An Empirical Assessment of Per Diem and Anchoring Arguments

John E. Campbell, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Bernard Chao, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Christopher T. Robertson, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law; Harvard University - Petrie-Flom

Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

 

Discussant: David Abrams,

 

Tort Liability and Settlement Failure: Evidence on Litigated Auto Insurance Claims

Danial Asmat, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Sharon L. Tennyson, Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)

 

Discussant: Dan Klerman,

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Tax I                                                                                                                                   Room 4046

The Effects of Refund Anticipation Loans on Tax Filing and EITC Takeup

Andrew T. Hayashi, University of Virginia – School of Law

 

Discussant: Kyle Rozema

 

Hotel Tax Incidence with Heterogeneous Firm Evasion: Evidence from Airbnb

Remittance Agreements

Eleanor Wilking, University of Michigan

 

Discussant: Orli Oren-Kolbinger

 

Do Court Mandates Change the Distribution of Taxes and Spending?: Evidence from School Finance Litigation

Zachary D. Liscow, Yale University - Law School

 

Discussant: Jonathan Katz

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Judges & Judging: Decisionmaking                                                                               Room 3037

Triaging the Law: Developing the Common Law on the Indian Supreme Court

Andrew James Green, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Albert Yoon, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

 

Discussant: Adam Chilton,

 

The Politics of Citations at the ECJ: Policy Preferences of EU Member State Governments and the Citation Behavior of Members of the European Court of Justice

Jens Frankenreiter, Center for Law and Economics, ETH Zurich

 

Discussant: Eddy Malesky

 

What Matters: Agreement between U.S. Courts of Appeals Judges

Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics / The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse/ LWP, HLS; Harvard Law School

Xing Cui, New York University (NYU) - Center for Data Science

Lanyu Shang, New York University (NYU) – Center for Data Science

Junchao Zheng, New York University (NYU)

 

Discussant: Anthony Niblett

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Panel 4:  Securities Law I                                                                                                                 Room 4042

Halliburton and the Costs of Securities Class Actions

James J. Park, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

 

Discussant: Andrew Verstein

 

The 8-K Trading Gap

Alma Cohen, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Robert J. Jackson Jr., Columbia Law School

Joshua Mitts, Columbia Law School; Columbia University – Columbia Business School

 

Discussant: Emiliano Catan

 

Winning and Losing at the SEC

Urska Velikonja, Emory University School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

 

Discussant: Kathryn Zeiler

 

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 

Poster session and Reception                                                                                      Washington Duke Inn

• To Plea or Not to Plea: Evidence from North Carolina    PDF

David S. Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Ryan Fackler, University of Pennsylvania

 

• Medical Malpractice and Physician Discipline: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly   PDF

David A. Hyman, University of Illinois College of Law

Mohammad H. Rahmati, Sharif University of Technology

Bernard S.Black, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

 

• Formalities and Utilitarian Decision: An Experimental Investigation of Chinese Judges    PDF

Zhuang Liu, University of Chicago

 

• Extradition: An Empirical Test of International Cooperation      PDF

Robert Parrillo, Ball State University

 

• Defining and Measuring the Rule of Law    PDF

Jack Knight, Duke University School of Law

Mathew D. McCubbins, Duke University School of Law

 

• The Constitution of Tyranny: Regimes of Exception and the Interruption of Executive and Legislative Power, 1900-2013    PDF

Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

 

• The Genealogy of Ideology: Predicting Agreement and Persuasive Memes in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics / The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse/ LWP, HLS

Adithya Parthasarathy, New York University (NYU) - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Shivam Verma, New York University (NYU) - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

 

• Moral Language in the Basel Accords: A Quantitative Analysis   PDF

Hadar Y. Jabotinsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School

Eyal Sagi, Northwestern University

 

• Could Judicial Diffusion Be a Thing in China? Evidence from an Experiment    PDF

Benjamin M Chen

Zhiyu Li, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Student

 

• Corporate Litigation, Takeover Activities, and Shareholder Wealth Implications    PDF

Chelsea Liu, University of Adelaide - Business School

Alfred Yawson, University of Adelaide Business School

 

• Determinants of Judicial Efficiency Change: Evidence from Brazil    PDF

Thiago A. d.* Fauvrelle, University of Hamburg, Institute of Law and Economics

Alessio T.Almeida, Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB) – Economics

 

• Costly Corporate Governance: Evidence from Shareholder Approval in Mergers and Acquisitions     PDF

Fangjian Fu, Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Wayne R.Guay, University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department

Wei Zhang, Singapore Management University

 

• The Incidence of Workplace Breastfeeding Benefits   PDF

Siying Liu, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics

 

• Wolves at the Door: A Closer Look at Hedge-Fund Activism     PDF

Yu Ting Forester Wong, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting

 

• Geopolitics and Culture in the United Nations Human Rights Committee    PDF

Vera Shikhelman, University of Chicago Law School

 

• Litigations and Mutual Fund Runs     PDF

BaÅŸak Tanyeri, Bilkent University

Meijun Qian, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Business and Economics

 

• Efficiency of Commercial Courts in Poland a Stochastic Frontier Analysis Approach

Jaroslaw M. Beldowski, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Wiktor Wojciechowski

Dabros, Lukasz, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

 

• The Costs of Suicide     PDF

Shahar J. Dillbary, University of Alabama School of Law

Griffin S.*Edwards, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution &Economics

Fredrick E. Vars, University of Alabama - School of Law

 

• Does Rejection of the Third Party Doctrine Change Use of Electronic Surveillance? Evidence from the Wiretap Reports   PDF

Anne E. Boustead

 

• Criminal Justice and Wealth Inequality: How Much Freedom Can Money Buy in Russia?     PDF

Madina Kurmangaliyeva, European University Institute, Department of Economics

 

• Judicial Politics in Unconsolidated Democracies: An Empirical Analysis of the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court (2008-2016)   PDF

Jose Luis Castro-Montero, Tilburg University

Gijs van Dijck, Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

 

• Defendant Should Have the Last Word: Experimentally Manipulating Order and Provisional Assessment of the Facts in Criminal Procedure     PDF

Christoph Engel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Andreas Gloeckner, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Sinika Timme, University of Gottingen

 

• Expressing What? Evaluating the Expressive Value of Punishment     PDF

Jessica L. Bregant, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Alex W. Shaw, University of Chicago - Department of Psychology

Eugene M.Caruso, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

 

• When a Buyer Gets Cold Feet: What is the Value of a Bidder Termination Provision in a Takeover?  PDF

Hamed Mahmudi, University of Oklahoma - Division of Finance

Aazam Virani, University of Arizona - Department of Finance

Xiaofei Zhao, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management

 

• Who Cares About Agency Costs in Executive Compensation?

Minor Myers, Brooklyn Law School

Justin Sevier, Florida State University - College of Law

 

• The Replicability of Experimental Legal Studies     PDF

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Kristin Firth, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Students

David A. Hoffman, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

   

 

7:30 pm

Keynote Dinner                                                                         Presidential Ballroom, Washington Duke Inn

Saturday, November 19, 2016

7:00 am to 9:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                    3rd floor loggia

8:45 am to 10:45 am

                  Panel 5:  Elections                                                                                                            Room 3041

 

The Impact of the Voting Rights Act on Municipal Reform and Pensions

Richard T. Boylan, Rice University - Department of Economics

 

Discussant: Daniel Ho

 

Electoral Laws, Political Institutions and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Latin America, 1800-2012

Rok Spruk, Universiteit Utrecht, Department of Economic and Social History

 

Discussant: Eisha Jain, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

The Impact of the Voting Rights Act on Municipal Reform and Pensions

Richard T. Boylan, Rice University - Department of Economics

Judicial Federalism and Representation

Jonathan P. Kastellec, Princeton University - Department of Political Science

 

Discussant: Georg Vanberg,

8:45 am to 10:45 am

Panel 5:  Accounting & Law I                                                                                                            Room 4047

Whistleblowers and Outcomes of Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions Andrew C. Call, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Accountancy

Gerald S. Martin, American University – Kogod School of Business

Nathan Y. Sharp, Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting

Jaron H. Wilde, University of Iowa -Henry B. Tippie College of Business

 

Discussant: John Treu

 

Did Regulation Fair Disclosure Prevent Selective Disclosure? Direct Evidence from Intraday Volume and Returns

John L. Campbell, University of Georgia - J.M. Tull School of Accounting

Brady J. Twedt, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business – Department of Accounting

Benjamin C. Whipple, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business

 

Discussant: Christina Synn

 

A Plain English Measure of Financial Reporting Readability

Samuel B. Bonsall IV, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems

Andrew J. Leone, University of Miami

Brian P. Miller, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business – Department of Accounting

Kristina M. Rennekamp, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

 

Discussant: Lorein Stice-Lawrence

8:45 am to 10:45 am

Panel 5:  Corporate Law and Governance II                                                                                    Room 3037

 

Can Lax Corporate Law Increase Shareholder Value? Evidence from Nevada

Ofer Eldar, Duke Universit, School of Law

 

Discussant: William Hubbard

 

Shareholder Reaction to Dead Hand Proxy Puts: Efficient Contracting and Hedge Fund Activism

Sean J. Griffith, Fordham University School of Law

Natalia Reisel, Fordham University

 

Discussant: Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke University School of Law

8:45 am to 10:45 am

Panel 5:  Bankruptcy I                                                                                                                        Room 4046

 

The Consequences of Online Payday Lending

Kathryn Fritzdixon, Vanderbilt University

Paige Marta Skiba, Vanderbilt University - Law School

 

Discussant: Carlos Parra

 

'No Money Down' Bankruptcy

Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law

Katherine M.Porter, University of California - Irvine School of Law

Deborah Thorne, Ohio University - Department of Sociology

 

Discussant: Susan Hauser

 

Cracking the Code: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Bankruptcy Outcomes

Sara Sternberg Greene, Duke University School of Law

Katherine M. Porter, University of California - Irvine School of Law

Parina Patel, Georgetown University

 

Discussant: Mark Linblad

8:45 am to 10:45 am

Panel 5:  Intellectual Property I                                                                                                        Room 4042

 

Patent Races in the Real World: They're Different than Theory Suggests

Neil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Jeffrey M. Kuhn, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

 

Discussant: Melissa Wasserman

 

The Price of Moral Rights: A Field Experiment

Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich

Christoph Engel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics; Universität Osnabrück - Faculty of Law

 

Discussant: Albert Yoon,

8:45 am to 10:45 am

Panel 5:  Med Mal I                                                                                                                            Room 3000

 

Damage Caps and Defensive Medicine: Reexamination with Patient Level Data

Ali Moghtaderi, George Washington University

Steven Farmer, George Washington University - School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University – Pritzker School of Law; Northwestern

University - Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Discussant: Michael Frakes, Duke University School of Law

 

Looking Under the Cap: How Limitations to Damages Shape Hospitals’ Performance. An Empirical Investigation

Paola Bertoli, University of Economics, Prague; Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute)

Veronica Grembi, Copenhagen Business School

 

Discussant: Zenon Zabinski

 

Coevolution of Medical Malpractice Claims and Mortality Due to Complications from Medical Care

Bryce Bartlett, Duke University, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Sociology, Students

 

Discussant: Rebecca Haffajee

10:45 am to 11:00 am

 Break

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6:  Criminal Justice III                                                                                                               Room 3000

Monitoring Police Officer Conduct Through Civilian Allegations: An Analysis Using Chicago Data

Author: Kyle Rozema, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Max M. Schanzenbach, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

 

Discussant: Mat McCubbins, Duke University School of Law

 

What We Think, What We Know and What We Think We Know About False Convictions

Samuel R. Gross, University of Michigan Law School

 

Discussant: Dan Simon

 

Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates

David Bjerk, Claremont Colleges - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College – Robert Day School of Economics and Finance; RAND

 

Discussant: Daniel Ho

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6: Judges & Judging: Ideology and Policy                                                                Room 3041
It's in the News: The Impact of Asylum Issue Salience on Judicial Decision-Making

Judith Spirig, University of Zurich - Institute for Political Science

 

Discussant: Valerie Hans

 

Religion and Judging on the Federal Courts of Appeals

Author: Sepehr Shahshahani, Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students Lawrence J. Liu, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Students

 

Discussant: Stuart Benjamin, Duke University School of Law

 

The Role of Judicial Characteristics in Influencing Opinion Text

Keith Carlson, Dartmouth College

Michael A. Livermore, University of Virginia School of Law

Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth College - Department of Mathematics; Dartmouth College -Department of Computer Science

 

Discussant: David Rohde, Duke University

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6: Corporate Law and Governance III                                                                                    Room 3037

Piling On? An Empirical Study of Parallel Derivative Suits

Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law

Jessica Erickson, University of Richmond School of Law

Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School

 

Discussant: Minor Myers

 

Director Liability Reduction Laws and Conditional Conservatism

Sudipta Basu, Temple University - Department of Accounting

Yi Liang, Temple University - Department of Accounting

 

Discussant: Bryce Schonberger

 

Corporate Governance Changes as a Signal: Contextualizing the Performance Link  

Merritt B. Fox, Columbia University - Law School

Ronald J. Gilson, Stanford Law School; Columbia Law School; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Darius Palia, Rutgers Business School; Center for Contract & Economic Organization

 

Discussant: Kate Litvak

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6: Bankruptcy II                                                                                                      Room 4046
How Does Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Impact Household Outcomes?

Carlos Parra, The University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance, Students

 

Discussant: Robert Lawless

 

Waiting to File: Mortgage Arrears, Personal Bankruptcy, and the Foreclosure Discount 

Sarah Riley, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

 

Discussant: Sara Greene, Duke University School of Law

 

Personal Bankruptcy, Asset Risk, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Tenancy by the Entirety Laws

Jeffrey Traczynski, University of Hawaii - Department of Economics; FDIC, Division of Insurance and Research

 

Discussant: Pamela Foohey

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6: Intellectual Property II                                                                                       Room 4042
The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?

David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gokhan Oz, University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts & Sciences

 

Discussant: Neal Sukhatme

 

Low-Quality Patents in the Eye of the Beholder: Evidence from Multiple Examiners

Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Adam B. Jaffe Motu, Economic and Public Policy Research; Brandeis University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Elizabeth Webster Swinburne, University of Technology; University of Melbourne – Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

 

Discussant: Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law

 

Procrastination in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office

Michael Frakes, Duke Law School

Melissa F. Wasserman, The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

 

Discussant: Kyle Rozema

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panel 6: Civics                                                                                                                Room 4047
Americans’ Knowledge of the U.S. Supreme Court

John G. Bullock, University of Texas at Austin

Kelly Rader, Yale University

 

Discussant: Jessica Bregant

 

The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance

Daniel Schwarczm, University of Minnesota Law School

Dion Farganis, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

 

Discussant: Mark Hall

 

Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from Thirteen Journals Say 'Usually Not'

Andrew C. Chang, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Phillip Li, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

Discussant: Robert MacCoun

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch                                                                                                                                          Star Commons

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Criminal Justice IV                                                                                          Room 3000
The Effects of DNA Databases on the Deterrence and Detection of Offenders
Jennifer L. Doleac, University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Rasmus Landersø, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit

Anne Sofie Tegner, Anker Rockwool Foundation Research Unit

 

Discussant: Richard Myers

 

Punishment and (Non- )Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities
Michael Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

Kevin T. Schnepel, University of Sydney; IZA

 

Discussant: Joseph Kennedy

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Predatory Practices                                                                                          Room 4042
Winners and Losers in Takings for Pure Public Uses: An Empirical Examination

Ronit Levine-Schnur, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law

 

Discussant: Dawn Chutkow

 

Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Daniel Jacob Hemel, University of Chicago Law School

Kyle Rozema, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

 

Discussant: Jed Stiglitz

 

Victim Oriented Tort Law in Action: An Empirical Examination of Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cases

Gijs van Dijck, Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

 

Discussant: Paola Bertoli

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Civil Rights                                                                                                       Room 4047
Measuring Violations of Human Rights: An Empirical Analysis of Awards in Respect of Non-Pecuniary Damage Under the European Convention on Human Rights

Szilvia Altwicker-Hamori, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Professions, Centre for Health Sciences

Tilmann Altwicker, University of Basel - Faculty of Law

Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

 

Discussant: Michael Heise

 

Rights, Redistribution, and the Rise of the 'Litigation State': The Case of Disability Discrimination Laws

David Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School

David Hausman, Stanford University, Department of Political Science

 

Discussant: Jeff Rachlinski

 

Targeted Ethnic Subsidies in Japan

J. Mark Ramseyer, Harvard Law School

Eric Bennett Rasmusen, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

 

Discussant: Rok Spruk

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Corporate Law and Governance IV                                                                       Room 3037
The Lifecycle Effects of Firm Takeover Defenses

William C. Johnson, Suffolk University – Sawyer School of Management

Jonathan M. Karpoff, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business

Sangho Yi, Sogang University

 

Discussant: Ofer Eldar, Duke University School of Law

 

The Changing Landscape of Auditor Litigation

Colleen Honigsberg, Stanford Law School

Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia Business School

Suraj Srinivasan, Harvard Business School

 

Discussant: Kathryn Zeiler

 

Regulatory Competition and the Market for Corporate Law

Ofer Eldar, Duke University School of Law

Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics

 

Discussant: Stuart Benjamin, Duke University School of Law

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Bankruptcy III                                                                                                    Room 4046
National Study of Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

Richard M. Hynes. University of Virginia School of Law

Anne Lawton, Michigan State University - College of Law

Margaret Howard, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Discussant: Luis Guirola, Duke University

 

What Drives Bankruptcy Forum Shopping? Evidence from Market Data

Jared A. Ellias, University of California, Hastings

 

Discussant: Jeffrey Traczynski

 

Collateral, Ease of Repossession, and Leases: Evidence from Anti- Recharacterization Laws

Yongqiang Chu, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business

 

Discussant: Jared Ellias, University of California, Hastings

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panel 7:  Law and Finance I                                                                                            Room 3041

Financial Reporting Differences Around the World: What Matters?

Helena IsidroI, SCTE IUL Business School

Dhananjay Nanda, University of Miami - School of Business Administration

Peter D. Wysocki, University of Miami - School of Business Administration

 

Discussant: Christoph Engel

 

Tapping Untapped Equity: Financing Frictions and Firm Acquisition Behavior

Peter H. Haslag, Washington University in Saint Louis - John M. Olin Business School

 

Discussant: Srinivasan Krishnamurthy, North Carolina State University

 

The SEC’S Busted Randomized Experiment: What Can and Cannot Be Learned

Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law; Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

 

Discussant: Mat McCubbins, Duke University School of Law

4:00 pm

Conference ends