The Role of Information in Supporting Legal and Economic Institutions
Triangle Law and Economics Conference
Friday -- 8:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
- Appetizers and Drinks, Washington Duke Inn (Bull Durham Bar)
Saturday: 9:00-10:30 a.m (Duke Law School Room 4045)
Session 1: Theory and Applications for Information Markets
Marco Ottaviani - (London Business School)
Aggregation of Information and Beliefs in Prediction Markets (.pdf)
(Mis)selling through Agents (.pdf)
Michael Abramowicz -(George Washington Law School)
Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decisionmaking (.pdf)
Saturday: 10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Session 2: Legal Proceedings
Chris Sanchirico (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
Harnessing Adversarial Process: Optimal Strategic Complementarities in Litigation
A Primary Activity Approach to Proof Burdens
Scott Baker (UNC – School of Law)
Should We Pay Federal Circuit Judges More (or Less)? (.pdf)
Saturday: 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Saturday: 1:15 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Session 3: The Role of Information in Contract Choice and Design
Alan Schwartz (Yale Law School) and Joel Watson (University of San Diego, Department of Economics)
Contextual Asymmetry, Contractual Interpretation, and the Choice of External Enforcer (.pdf)
Albert Choi (University of Virginia Law School)
Completing Contracts in the Shadow of Costly Verification (.pdf)
Kathy Zeiler (Georgetown Law Center)
Contract Disclosure Rules and Damage Caps: An equilibrium model of their effects on behavior in health care markets (.pdf)
Saturday: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Session 4: Valuation of Legal Claims: Policies and Restrictions
Edward Morrison (Columbia Law School)
Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11 (.pdf)
Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School)
Valuing Laws as Local Amenities (.pdf)
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
- Dinner: Tracy Lewis's house. Transportation will be provided to and from the Washington Duke Inn
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Session 5: Reputation
- Barak Richman (Duke Law School) -- The Antitrust of Reputation Mechanisms
- Ian Ayres-(Yale Law School) -- Newspaper Liability: Protecting Sources and Reputation
Sunday: 10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Session 6: Concluding Thoughts and Future Research Agenda
- Thomas Hazlett – George Mason University, Department of Economics
- Tracy Lewis – Duke University, Fuqua School of Business