Agenda and Papers


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

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.

  • Lunch

Saturday: 1:15 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Session 3: The Role of Information in Contract Choice and Design

Saturday: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Session 4: Valuation of Legal Claims: Policies and Restrictions

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