Established in 1984, the Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop is an interdisciplinary workshop that brings to Yale Law School social scientists and legal scholars, generally from other universities, whose research involves a broad range of issues.

For further information please contact Katherine Pothin at [email protected]

Course Requirements

2017-2018 LEO Schedule

Fall 2017

August 31
Students-only Session

September 14
Suresh Naidu
Columbia University, Department of Economics
“Monopsony and Employer Mis-optimization Account for Round Number Bunching in the Wage Distribution” (with Arindrajit Dube and Alan Manning) 

September 28
Anat Admati
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business 
joint with the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance
"Financialization and the Political Economy of Corporations" 

October 26
Susan Webb Yackee
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Political Science
"Presidentially Directed Policy Change" (with Simon Haeder)

November 9
Students-only Session (Amanda Pallais, Yale Labor/Public Economics Workshop, Room 106, 28 Hillhouse Ave., 4:00pm to 5:30pm)

November 30
Peter Conti-Brown
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
joint with the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance
"The Banker’s Thumb: The History of the Bank Supervision in the U.S., from the Civil War to Dodd-Frank(with Sean Vanatta)  

Spring 2018

January 25
Lisa Ouellette
Stanford Law School
"How Do Patent Incentives Affect University Researchers?" (with Andrew Tutt)

February 8
Colleen Honigsberg
Stanford Law School
joint with the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance 
"How Does Legal Enforceability Affect Consumer Lending? Evidence from a Natural Experiment" (with Robert J. Jackson, Jr. and Richard Squire)

March 8
Ben Olken
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics
"Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings" (with Adnan Q. Khan and Asim Ijaz Khwaja) 

March 29
Ray Fisman
Boston University, Department of Economics
"Tax-Exempt Lobbying: Corporate Philanthropy as a Tool for Political Influence" (with Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, and Francesco Trebbi)

April 12
Frank Partnoy
University of California Berkeley School of Law 
joint with the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance
"The Misuse of Tobin’s Q" (with Robert Bartlett)

April 25
Students-only Session (Janet Currie, Princeton University (Koopmans Lectures) Small Area Variations and Physician Decision Making: The Case of Depression, 28 Hillhouse, Tobin Lounge, Noon)