Participant Bios

The Role of Information in Supporting Legal and Economic Institutions

Triangle Law and Economics Conference

April 27-29, 2007
Duke University
Durham, NC

  •  Michael B. Abramowicz

    Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decisionmaking (.pdf)

    Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
    Research interests: Intellectual property, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Insurance Law, and Corporate Law

  •  Ian Ayres

    William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor at Yale School of Management, Yale Law School
    Research Interests: Contracts, Quantitative Corporate Finance, Civil Rights, Antitrust

  •  Scott Baker

    Should We Pay Federal Circuit Judges More (or Less)? (.pdf)
    Professor of Law; Professor of Economics (courtesy), UNC Chapel Hill, School of Law
    Research Interests: Law and Economics, Corporate Finance, Contracts, Torts, Property, Intellectual Property

  •  Albert Choi

    Completing Contracts in the Shadow of Costly Verification (.pdf)

    Associate Professor of Law; Co-Director, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, University of Virginia School of Law
    Research Interests: Law and Economics, Contract Theory, Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Organization

  •  Thomas W. Hazlett

    Professor of Law & Economics, Director of the Information Economy Project of the National Center for Technology and Law, George Mason University School of Law
    Research Interests: Law and Economics, Mass Communications Law

  •  Tracy Lewis

    Martin L. Black, Jr. Professor of Business Administration in Economics, Duke University
    Research Interests: Theory of Industrial Organization, Contracting Theory, Management of Innovation and Intellectual Property

  •  Anup Malani

    Valuing Laws as Local Amenities (.pdf)

    Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    Research Interests: Health Law, Corporations, Bankruptcy

  •  Edward R. Morrison

    Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11 (.pdf)
    Associate Professor of Law; Milton Handler Fellow, Columbia Law School
    Research Interests: Bankruptcy Law, Law and Economics, Corporate Reorganization, Contracts

  •  Marco Ottaviani

    Aggregation of Information and Beliefs in Prediction Markets (.pdf)

    (Mis)selling through Agents (.pdf)

    Professor of Economics, London Business School; Research fellow at ELSE (the ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution) at University College London
    Research Interests: Microeconomics, Industrial economics


  •  Barak Richman

    Associate Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
    Research Interests: Economics of Contracting, New Institutional Economics, Antitrust, Healthcare Policy

  •  Chris William Sanchirico

    Harnessing Adversarial Process: Optimal Strategic Complementarities in Litigation (.pdf)

    A Primary Activity Approach to Proof Burdens (.pdf)

    Professor of Law, Business & Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Research interests: Evidentiary Procedure, Distributional Justice, Social Norms, Game Theory, Probability Theory

  •  Alan Schwartz

    Contextual Asymmetry, Contractual Interpretation, and the Choice of External Enforcer (.pdf)

    Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University, Law School and School of Management
    Research interests: Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions

  •  George G. Triantis

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    Research Interests: Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, Corporate Finance

  •  Kathryn Zeiler

    Contract Disclosure Rules and Damage Caps: An equilibrium model of their effects on behavior in health care markets (.pdf)

    Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
    Research Interests: Health Care Law, Law and Economics, Experimental Economics