Preliminary Program

CELS 2006 1ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES (ARCHIVE)

     October 27, 2006 through October 28, 2006

Go to the first session on
    October 27, 2006
    October 28, 2006


10/27/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 3.124
Antitrust & Tax
Thomas Ulen, University of Illinois College of Law

Antitrust Around the World: An Empirical Analysis of the Scope of Competition Laws and Their Effects
Keith N. Hylton, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University
Fei Deng, National Economic Research Associates (NERA)
Abstract and Article  

The Effect of Community Gardens on Neighboring Property Values
Vicki Been, New York University School of Law
Ioan Voicu, New York University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commission
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School


10/27/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Bankruptcy
Barry Adler, New York University School of Law

The Costs and Benefits of Secured Creditor Control in Bankruptcy: Evidence from the UK
John Armour, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Audrey Hsu, National Taiwan University
Adrian Walters, Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Stephen Bronars, University of Texas at Austin


10/27/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Civil Rights & Discrimination 1
Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell University - Law School

Is Affirmative Action Responsible for the Achievement Gap Between Black and White Law Students?
Katherine Y. Barnes, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
Abstract and Article  

When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Structures
Lauren B. Edelman, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program and Center for the Study of Law and Society
Linda Hamilton Krieger, University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
Scott R. Eliason, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Catherine Albiston, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Virginia A. Mellema, Government of the United States of America - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Abstract and Article  

Justice Disparities: Does the ADA Enforcement System Treat People with Psychiatric Disabilities Fairly?
Scott Burris, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Jeffrey W. Swanson, Duke University - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Kathryn Moss, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Michael Darren Ullman, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Leah M. Ranney, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan
Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison
Minna Kotkin, Brooklyn Law School


10/27/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 2.123
Courts & Judges 1
Frank Cross, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management

Decision-Making Under a Norm of Consensus: A Structural Analysis of Three-Judge Panels
Joshua B. Fischman, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Recounting the Courts? Applying Automated Content Analysis to Enhance Empirical Legal Research
Michael C. Evans, University of Maryland - Department of Government & Politics
Wayne V. McIntosh, University of Maryland - Department of Government & Politics
Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland - College of Information Studies
Cynthia L. Cates, Towson University
Abstract and Article  

The Discuss List and Agenda-Setting on the Supreme Court
Ryan Schoen, George Washington University
Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Stefanie Lindquist, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
James Spriggs, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
Lee Epstein, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law


10/27/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Eidman Jury Room (2nd floor)
International Relations
Derek Jinks, University of Texas School of Law

The Impartiality of International Judges: Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights
Erik Voeten, Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Abstract and Article  

Improving Credibility by Delegating Judicial Competence - The Case of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Stefan Voigt, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Michael Wilhelm Ebeling, University of Kassel - Department of Economics
Lorenz Blume, Phillips University Marburg
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Ryan Goodman, Harvard Law School
Laurence Helfer, Duke University School of Law


10/27/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Corporate Law
Henry Hu, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

The Market Penalty for Mutual Fund Scandals
Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law
Marcel Kahan, New York University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

One Size Does Not Fit All, After All: Evidence from Corporate Governance
Sridhar Arcot, ESSEC Business School - Finance Department
Valentina Bruno, American University - Department of Finance and Real Estate
Abstract and Article  

Corporate Tax Avoidance and Firm Value
Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago Law School
Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Mark Weinstein, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Henry Hu, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Mark Gergen, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law


10/27/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Eidman Jury Room (2nd floor)
Criminal Justice 1
Susan Klein, University of Texas School of Law

Empirical Evidence of Prosecutorial Charging Manipulation: And What it Tells Us About What Prosecutors are Trying to Do
J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School
Abstract and Article  

The Black Box: The Reasons Behind Prosecutors' Declination Choices
Marc L. Miller, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Ronald F. Wright, Wake Forest University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Margo Schlanger, University of Michigan Law School
Vikramaditya Khanna, University of Michigan Law School


10/27/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 3.124
Health Care (Other than Medical Malpractice)
Charles Silver, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Economic Incentives for Patient Safety Improvement: An Analysis of Hospital Adverse Event Costs and Where They Fall
Michelle M. Mello, Harvard University - Department of Health Policy & Management
David M. Studdert, Harvard University - Harvard School of Public Health
Eric J. Thomas, University of Texas at Houston - Medical School
Catherine Yoon, Harvard University - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Troyen A. Brennan, Aetna, Inc.
Abstract and Article  

Abortion Access and Risky Sex Among Teens: Parental Involvement Laws and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Thomas Stratmann, George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
William Sage, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Martin Wells, Cornell University - School of Law


10/27/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 2.123
Law & Politics 1
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University

Ducking Trouble: Supreme Court Agenda-Setting and Congressional Constraint
Anna Harvey, New York University Department of Politics
Barry Friedman, New York University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Behind the Mask of Method
Joshua Furgeson, Argosy Foundation
Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Judicial Review of Acts of Congress, 1789-2006
Keith E. Whittington, Princeton University - Department of Politics
Tom S. Clark, Emory University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
H.W. Perry, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Barry Friedman, New York University School of Law


10/27/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Law & Psychology 1
Valerie Hans, Cornell University - School of Law

The Effect of Conflicting Moral and Legal Rules on Bargaining Behavior: The Case of No-Fault Divorce
Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jonathan Baron, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

Procedural Justice in Negotiation: Do Nice Guys Finish Last?
Rebecca E. Hollander-Blumoff, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Tom Tyler, Yale University - Law School
Abstract and Article  

The Focal Point Theory of Expressive Law: A Contextualized Test
Richard H. McAdams, University of Chicago Law School
Janice Nadler, Northwestern University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Jeremy Blumenthal, Syracuse University - College of Law
Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Room 3.124
Contracts
Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - School of Law

Transaction Costs, Contagion Effects, and the Diffusion of the Uniform Sales Act, 1906-47
Donald J. Smythe, California Western School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Slotting Contracts and Consumer Welfare
Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission
Abstract and Article  

Competition and the Quality of Standard Form Contracts: An Empirical Analysis of Software License Agreements
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, New York University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Daniel Rodriguez, Northwestern University - School of Law
Kenneth Hendricks, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics
John Allison, University of Texas - McCombs School of Busniess


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Corporate Governance 1
Jay Hartzell, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance

Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud?
I. J. Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Adair Morse, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Can Corporate Governance Reforms Increase Firms' Market Values? Evidence from India
Vikramaditya S. Khanna, University of Michigan Law School
Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jay Hartzell, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
Eric Talley, University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Eidman Jury Room (2nd floor)
Intellectual Property
Vicki Been, New York University School of Law

Learning by Suing: Structural Estimates of Court Errors in Patent Litigation
Alan C. Marco, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Abstract and Article  

How are Patent Cases Resolved? An Empirical Examination of the Adjudication and Settlement of Patent Disputes
Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
Gwendolyn G. Ball, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
Abstract and Article  

The Expressive Function of the Law: Legality, Cost, Intrinsic Motivation and Consensus
Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
William Henderson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jason Czarnezki, Pace University - School of Law
Valerie Hans, Cornell University - School of Law


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Room 2.123
Law & Politics 2
James Spriggs, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science

The Rehnquist Court: A 'By the Numbers' Retrospective
Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Daubert in the States: Diffusion of a New Approach to Expert Evidence in Court
Herbert M. Kritzer, University of Minnesota Law School
Darryn C. Beckstrom, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Ideology, Partisanship, and Senate Voting on Supreme Court Nominees
Charles R. Shipan, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

'New-Style' Judicial Campaigns and the Legitimacy of State High Courts: Results from a National Survey
James L. Gibson, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeff Yates, Binghamton University - Department of Political Science
Anna Harvey, New York University Department of Politics
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Law & Society
Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison

The Health Cost of Civil Law Problems: Evidence of Links Between Civil Law Problems, Morbidity, and the Consequential Use of Health Services
Pascoe Pleasence, Legal Services Research Centre
Nigel J. Balmer, Government of the United Kingdom - Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC)
Alexy Buck, Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC)
Marisol Smith, Government of the United Kingdom - Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC)
Cate Fisher, Government of the United Kingdom - Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC)
Abstract and Article  

Rational Choice and Developmental Influences on Recidivism Among Adolescent Felony Offenders
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School
Alex R. Piquero, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Abstract and Article  

Smoke and Mirrors or Science? Teaching Law With Computers - A Reply to Cass Sunstein on Artificial Intelligence and Legal Science
Eric Engle, Independent
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation
Mary Rose, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology


10/27/2006 - 2:15 PM
Location: Room 3.125
Law Firms & Legal Profession 1
Geoffrey Miller, New York University School of Law

Lawyers of the Right: Networks and Organization
Anthony Paik, University of Iowa, Department of Sociology
Ann Southworth, University of California, Irvine School of Law
John P. Heinz, American Bar Foundation
Abstract and Article  

Legal Malpractice: A Preliminary Inquiry
Kara MacKillop, Duke University - School of Law
Neil Vidmar, Duke University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Rise of the Financial Advisors: An Empirical Study of the Division of Professional Fees in Large Bankruptcies
Lynn M. LoPucki, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Joseph W. Doherty, University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Christine Harrington, NYU
Charles Silver, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
G. Cole, Stanford Law School


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Civil Rights & Discrimination 2
Dan Kahan, Yale University - Law School

Outing Outcomes: an Empirical Study of Confidential Employment Discrimination Settlements
Minna J. Kotkin, Brooklyn Law School
Abstract and Article  

Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports
Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Linda Krieger, University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
Michael Heise, Cornell Law School


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Eidman Jury Room (2nd floor)
Criminal Justice 2
David Baldus, University of Iowa - College of Law

More Guns, More Time: Using Add-on Gun Laws to Estimate the Deterrent Effect of Incarceration on Crime
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Abstract and Article  

Confirmation Bias in Criminal Investigations
Barbara O'Brien, Michigan State University - College of Law
Phoebe C. Ellsworth, University of Michigan Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Katherine Barnes, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
Neal Feigenson, Quinnipiac University - School of Law


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Room 3.124
Law & Finance 1
Stephen Choi, New York University School of Law

'But, Mom, All the Other Kids Have One!' - CEO Compensation and Director Networks
Amir Barnea, HEC Montreal
Ilan Guedj, Analysis Research Planning Corporation (ARPC)
Abstract and Article  

Banker Fees and Acquisition Premia for Targets in Cash Tender Offers: Challenges to the Popular Wisdom on Banker Conflicts
Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University - Columbia Business School
Donna M. Hitscherich, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Adair Morse, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Ehud Kamar, Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Room 2.123
Law & Politics 3
Frank Cross, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management

Private Securities Litigation and the Courts: Positive Political Theory and Evidence
Emerson H. Tiller, Northwestern University - School of Law
Albert Yoon, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Abstract and Article  

Partisan Impacts on the Economy: Evidence from Prediction Markets and Close Elections
Erik C. Snowberg, Independent
Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Eric Zitzewitz, Dartmouth College
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Mathew McCubbins, Duke University
Thomas Ulen, University of Illinois College of Law


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Room 3.125
Law Firms & Legal Profession 2
Benjamin Barton, University of Tennessee College of Law

'The Pride of Indiana': An Empirical Study of the Law School Experience and Careers of Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington Alumni
Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jeffrey Evans Stake, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Kaushik Mukhopadhaya, Emory University - Department of Economics
Timothy A. Haley, Barnes & Thornburg
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Herbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota Law School


10/27/2006 - 4:30 PM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Venture Capital & Other Private Equity
John Armour, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Entrepreneurial Shareholder Activism: Hedge Funds and Other Private Investors
April Klein, New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting, Taxation & Business Law
Emanuel Zur, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Public Policy and Business Creation in the United States
Douglas J. Cumming, York University - Schulich School of Business
Dan Li, The School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
John Griffin, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance


10/27/2006 - 6:00 PM
Location: Atrium
Poster Session
Bernard Black, Northwestern University - School of Law

Delegating Disenfranchisement Decisions
Anna Bassi, UNC Chapel Hill
Rebecca Morton, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
Jessica Trounstine, Princeton University - Department of Politics
Abstract and Article  

The Rule of Law: What is It? Can We Measure It? Do We Have It? An Analysis of Variations in Case Outcomes in Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts
Lydia Brashear Tiede, University of Houston - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

After the Supreme Word: The Effect of Van Orden v. Perry (2005) and McCreary County v. ACLU (2005) on Support for Public Displays of the Ten Commandments
Michael A. Unger, University of Texas at Austin - College of Liberal Arts
Abstract and Article  

Do Institutions Really Matter? Assessing the Impact of State Judicial Structures on Citizen Litigiousness
Paul Brace, Rice University - Department of Political Science
Holley Tankersley, Coastal Carolina University
Jeff Yates, Binghamton University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Creditor Protection Laws and the Cost of Debt
Sattar Mansi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
William F. Maxwell, SMU - Cox School
John K. Wald, University of Texas at San Antonio
Abstract and Article  

A New Method to Assess Past Environmental Exposures: Ecomarker/Surrogates of Past Contamination
Barbara P. Billauer, Institute of World Politics
Abstract and Article  

Do Criminal Laws Effect HIV Risk Behavior? An Empirical Trial
Scott Burris, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Joseph A. Burleson, University of Connecticut Health Center
Patricia Case, Harvard Medical School
Zita Lazzarini, University of Connecticut Health Center
Abstract and Article  

Judicial Dissent at the Supreme Court of Canada: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Empirical Approaches
Rebecca Johnson, University of Victoria - Faculty of Law
Marie-Claire Belleau, Laval University
Abstract and Article  

Title VII Class Actions and the Disaggregation Defense: Bad Law and Bad Statistics
William T. Bielby, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology
Pamela Coukos, OFCCP / US Department of Labor
Abstract and Article  

Systematic Content Analysis of Judicial Opinions
Mark A. Hall, Wake Forest University - School of Law
Ronald F. Wright, Wake Forest University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Substitutable Protections: Socioeconomic Insulation and Credible Commitment Devices
Jeffrey K. Staton, Department of Political Science - Emory University
Christopher M. Reenock, Florida State University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Stereotypic Crimes: How Group-Crime Associations Affect Memory and (Sometimes) Verdicts and Sentencing
Jeanine L. Skorinko, University of Virginia (UVA)
Barbara A. Spellman, University of Virginia School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Implicit Theories and Capital Sentencing: An Experimental Study
Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Syracuse University - College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Risk Adjustment of Clinical Performance Quality Data to Facilitate Outcomes Comparison of Physicians and Hopitals
Ramesh C Sachdeva, Marquette University - Law School
Abstract and Article  

A Quarter Century of Summary Judgment Practice in Six Federal District Courts
Joe S. Cecil, Federal Judicial Center
Rebecca N. Eyre, U.S. Federal Judicial Center
Dean Miletich, U.S. Federal Judicial Center
David Rindskopf, City University of New York (CUNY) - School of Education
Abstract and Article  

The Judicial Treatment of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages in the Nineteenth Century
Ronald J. Allen, Northwestern University Law School
Alexia Brunet Marks, University of Colorado Law School
Abstract and Article  

Changing Fortunes: Results from a Randomized Trial of the Offer of Debt Advice in England and Wales
Pascoe Pleasence, Legal Services Research Centre
Nigel J. Balmer, Government of the United Kingdom - Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC)
Abstract and Article  

Eyewitness Calibration May be More Important than Eyewitness Confidence when Jurors Assess Credibility
Elizabeth R. Tenney, University of Virginia - Psychology
Barbara A. Spellman, University of Virginia School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Firm Governance as a Determinant of Capital Lock-In
Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Do Citizens Care About Federalism? An Experimental Study
Cindy D. Kam, Vanderbilt University - Department of Political Science
Robert A. Mikos, Vanderbilt University - Law School
Abstract and Article  

Efficient and Successful ADR in Appellate Courts: What Matters Most?
Nicole L. Waters, National Center for State Courts
Michael Sweikar, National Center for State Courts
Abstract and Article  

Unpacking the Bar: Of Cut Scores, Competence and Crucibles
Gary S. Rosin, South Texas College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Judicial Review Standards and Litigation Frequency: An Empirical Study of Homeowners Association Decisions and the Business Judgment Rule
Jay Weiser, Baruch College Depts. of Law & Real Estate
Zheng Wang, The Midway Group
Abstract and Article  

Formal versus Informal Allocation of Land in a Commons: The Case of the MacArthur Park Sidewalk Vendors
Gregg W. Kettles, Formerly with Mississippi College School of Law
Abstract and Article  



10/28/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Corporate Governance 2
Eric Talley, University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law

Institutional Investors and Proxy Voting: The Impact of the 2003 Mutual Fund Voting Disclosure Regulation
Martijn Cremers, University of Notre Dame
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School
Abstract and Article  

Don't Leave Home Without It: Limited Liability and American Express
Mark Weinstein, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Abstract and Article  

The Effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Non-US Companies Cross-Listed in the US
Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Laura Starks, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School


10/28/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 2.123
Courts & Judges 2
Lee Epstein, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

Bias in Judicial Citations: A New Window into the Behavior of Judges?
Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law
G. Mitu Gulati, Duke University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

An Empirical Analysis of Dissensus on the United States Courts of Appeals
Jason J. Czarnezki, Pace University - School of Law
William K. Ford, The John Marshall Law School
Abstract and Article  

Presidential Transitions: The Shaping and Reshaping of the Federal Regulatory Agenda
Anne Joseph O'Connell, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Albert Yoon, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Stefanie Lindquist, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Rebecca Morton, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics


10/28/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 3.125
Juries & Trial Outcomes
Tom Tyler, Yale University - Law School

The Fungibility of Damage Awards
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Catherine M. Sharkey, New York University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Embedded Experts on the Jury
Mary R. Rose, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology
Shari Seidman Diamond, Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Keith Hylton, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University
Joseph Sanders, University of Houston Law Center


10/28/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Law & Psychology 2
Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell Law School

Race-Based Judgments, Race-Neutral Justifications: Experimental Examination of Peremptory Use and the Batson Challenge Procedure
Samuel R. Sommers, Tufts University - Department of Psychology
Michael I. Norton, Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit
Abstract and Article  

Attorneys and Apologies
Jennifer K. Robbennolt, University of Illinois College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Constructed Preferences and Legal Commitments
Dan Simon, USC Gould School of Law, USC Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
David Baldus, University of Iowa - College of Law
Phoebe Ellsworth, University of Michigan Law School
Dan Kahan, Yale University - Law School


10/28/2006 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 3.124
Medical Malpractice
Jennifer Arlen, New York University School of Law

Do Defendants Pay What Juries Award? Post-Verdict Haircuts in Texas Medical Malpractice Cases, 1988-2003
David A. Hyman, University of Illinois College of Law
Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University - School of Law
Kathryn Zeiler, Georgetown University Law Center
Charles Silver, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
William M. Sage, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Malpractice Liability and Medical Costs
Darius Lakdawalla, RAND Corporation
Seth A. Seabury, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jennifer Arlen, New York University School of Law
Michelle Mello, Harvard University - Department of Health Policy & Management


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Eidman Jury Room (2nd floor)
Criminal Justice 3
J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School

Estimating the Impact of the Death Penalty on Murder
Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
John J. Donohue III, Stanford Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell University - Law School


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Jeffers Courtroom (2nd floor)
Experimental
Kathryn Zeiler, Georgetown University Law Center

Incentives, Complexity, and Motivations in Experiments
Anna Bassi, UNC Chapel Hill
Rebecca Morton, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
Kenneth Williams, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Patently Non-Obvious: Empirical Demonstration that the Hindsight Bias Renders Patent Decisions Irrational
Gregory N. Mandel, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Abstract and Article  

When Does Deliberating Improve Decisionmaking?
Mathew D. McCubbins, Duke University
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Kathryn Zeiler, Georgetown University Law Center
Ronen Avraham, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell Law School


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Sheffield Room (2nd floor)
Law & Finance 2
Donna Hitscherich, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

Why Do Managers Dismantle Staggered Boards?
Mira Ganor, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Egalitarianism and International Investment
Jordan I. Siegel, Harvard Business School
Amir N. Licht, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law
Shalom H. Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

Are Delaware Firms Oranges? Fundamental Attributes and the Delaware Effect
Feng Chen, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Kenton K. Yee, Mellon Capital Management
Yong Keun Yoo, Korea University Business School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Amir Barnea, HEC Montreal
Woochan Kim, Korea University Business School


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 2.123
Law & Politics 4
Herbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota Law School

Lower Court Defiance of (Compliance with) the U.S. Supreme Court
Lee Epstein, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Charles M. Cameron, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Department of Politics
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
Chad Westerland, University of Arizona - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Do Intiative Backers Waster Their Money? Revisiting the Research on Campaign Spending and Direct Democracy
John M. de Figueiredo, Duke University
Chang Ho Ji, La Sierra University
Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Sara Benesh, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Emerson Tiller, Northwestern University - School of Law


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 3.124
Law & Sociology (& a bit of Bankruptcy)
Mary Rose, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology

Gender, Race, and Risk Perception: The Influence of Cultural Status Anxiety
Dan M. Kahan, Yale University - Law School
Donald Braman, George Washington University - Law School
John Gastil, Pennsylvania State University
Paul Slovic, Decision Research
C. K. Mertz, Decision Research
Abstract and Article  

Unpacking the Household: Informal Property Rights Around the Hearth
Robert C. Ellickson, Yale Law School
Abstract and Article  

Regulating Bankruptcy Abuse: An Empirical Study of Consumer Exemption Cases
Bernard Trujillo, Valparaiso University Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Janice Nadler, Northwestern University School of Law
Jane Cohen, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
John Armour, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law


10/28/2006 - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 3.125
Law Firms & Legal Profession 3
Ann Southworth, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Is There a Correlation between Law Professor Publication Counts, Law Review Citation Counts, and Teaching Evaluations? An Empirical Study
Benjamin H. Barton, University of Tennessee College of Law
Abstract and Article  

The Effect of Attorney Compensation on the Timing of Settlements
Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Abstract and Article  

Global Law Firms: Globalization and Organizational Spaces of Cross-Border Legal Work
Jonathan Beaverstock, Loughborough University - Department of Geography
Daniel Muzio, University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS)
Peter J. Taylor, Loughborough University
James Faulconbridge, Lancaster University
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Geoffrey Miller, New York University School of Law