2002-2003 LEO Workshop Schedule

Fall 2002

September 12
Oliver Hart (Harvard, Economics)
A Theory of Firm Scope jointly with Bengt Holmstrom

September 26
David Weisbach (University of Chicago, Law )
Taxation and Risk-Taking with Multiple Tax Rates

October 10
Brian Cheffins (University of Cambridge, Law)
Corporate Law and Ownership Structure: A Darwinian Link?

October 30
John Fingleton Chairman/Irish Competition Authority
Design and Enforcement of Antitrust Law in Ireland

October 31 
Jack Knight (Washington University, Political Science) 
The Norm of Prior Judicial Experience (and Its Consequences for the U.S. Supreme Court).

November 7
Richard Brooks (Northwestern University, Law)
Covenants & Conventions

November 14 
Antoinette Schoar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management)
Managing With Style: The Effect of Managers on Firm Policies (with Marianne Bertrand).

December 12 
Daniel Kessler (University of Pennsylvania (Wharton and Law School)
Detecting Medicare Abuse

Spring 2003

January 30 
Luis Garicano (University of Chicago, Business)
Specialization, Firms and Markets: The Division of Labor Within and Between Law Firms

February 13
Erik Berglof (Stockholm School of Economics)
Default and Debt Design

February 27
Colin Camerer (California Institute of Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences) 
Behavioral Game Theory: Thinking, Learning, and Teaching

March 13 
Edward Glaeser (Harvard, Economics)
The Impact of Zoning on Housing Affordability

March 27 
John Armour (University of Cambridge, England/Law)
Financing Innovation: The Role of Insolvency Law 
Different time: 12-2, Lunch will be served in the Faculty Lounge

April 3
Matthew Rabin (University of California/Berkeley, Economics) 
Regulation for Conservatives: Behavioral Economics and the Case for "Asymmetric Paternalism"
Studying Optimal Paternalism, Illustrated by a Model of Sin Taxes

April 24 
J. Gregory Sidak (American Enterprise Institute)
The Failure of Good Intentions: The WorldCom Fraud and the Collapse of American Telecommunications After Deregulation

 May 8
Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago, Business)
Bidding for Oil and Gas Leases: A Test of the Free Cash Flow Model