Preliminary Program

CELS 2009 4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES (ARCHIVE)

USC Law School, Los Angeles, California     January 20, 2009 through November 30, 2009

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    November 20, 2009
    November 21, 2009


11/20/2009 - 9:45 AM
Location: Room 1
Methodology I. Interpreting DiD and IV Estimates: ATE, LATE, ATET, and all that (Bernard Black)


Interpreting DID and IV Estimates: ATE, LATE, ATET, and All That
Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 9:45 AM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Methodology II. Time-Series, Cross-Section Methods (Jonathan Katz)


Time-Series, Cross-Section Methods
Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 10:45 AM
Location: Room 1
Methodology III. Regression techniques for Longitudinal Data and Data with a Large Proportion of Zeros (Martin Wells and William Anderson)


Regression Techniques for Longitudinal Data and Data with a Large Proportion of Zeros
William Anderson, Cornell University - School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Martin T. Wells, Cornell University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 10:45 AM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Methodology IV. Causal Inference, Matching, and Regression Discontinuity (Jasjeet Sekhon)


Causal Inference, Matching, and Regression Discontinuity
Jasjeet S. Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 7
Innovation and Growth
Gillian Hadfield, USC Law School and Department of Economics

High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey
Stuart J. H. Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
Robert P. Merges, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Pamela Samuelson, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Ted M. Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Accounting Scandals in IPO Firms: Do Underwriters and VCs Help?
Anup Agrawal, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
Tommy Cooper, University of Mississippi
Abstract and Article  

IPO Underpricing, Disclosure, and Litigation Risk
James C. Spindler, University of Texas School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Kathleen Allen, University of Southern California - Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
David Walker, Boston University School of Law
Kenneth Ayotte, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 1
Corporate Governance I
Anh Tran, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School

Corporate Governance and Financing Policy: New Evidence
Kose John, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance
Lubomir P. Litov, University of Arizona - Department of Finance
Abstract and Article  

If You Give Shareholders Power, Do They Use It? An Empirical Analysis
Yair Listokin, Yale Law School
Abstract and Article  

Investor Reactions to CEOs’ Inside Debt Incentives
Chenyang (Jason) Wei, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
David Yermack, New York University (NYU) - Stern School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Ehud Kamar, Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Assaf Hamdani, Hebrew University - Faculty of Law
Arthur Korteweg, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 101
Law and Politics I
Andrew Martin, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

Legal Constraints on Supreme Court Decision Making: Do Jurisprudential Regimes Exist?
Jeffrey R. Lax, Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Kelly T. Rader, Columbia University
Abstract and Article  

Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space
Tom S. Clark, Emory University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

The European Court of Justice as an Engine of Economic Integration: Reconsidering Evidence that the ECJ has Expanded Economic Exchange in Europe
Matthew Gabel, Washington University in Saint Louis
Clifford Carrubba, Emory University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Kevin Quinn, UC Berkeley School of Law
David Law, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Charles Cameron, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Department of Politics


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 130
Capital Punishment
Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation

Mapping the Racial Bias of the White Male Capital Juror: Jury Composition and the 'Empathic Divide'
Mona Lynch, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Craig Haney, University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

Estimating the Probability of False Conviction for Criminal Defendants Who are Sentenced to Death
Barbara O'Brien, Michigan State University - College of Law
Chen Hu, University of Michigan
Samuel R. Gross, University of Michigan Law School
Abstract and Article  

Executions, Deterrence and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities
Franklin Zimring, University of California at Berkeley
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School
David T. Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Shari Seidman Diamond, Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation
Richard John, University of Southern California
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Attitudes and Decisionmaking
Dawn McQuiston, Arizona State University

Culture, Cognition, and Consent: Who Perceives What, and Why, in 'Acquaintance Rape' Cases
Dan M. Kahan, Yale University - Law School
Abstract and Article  

Is the Rule of Law a Law of Rules? Judgments of Rule of Law Violations
N. J. Schweitzer, Arizona State University
Michael J. Saks, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
David Lovis-McMahon, Arizona State University (ASU)
Abstract and Article  

Fairness and the Willingness to Accept Plea Bargain Offers
Avishalom Tor, Notre Dame Law School
Oren Gazal-Ayal, University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
Stephen M. Garcia, University of Michigan
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Phoebe Ellsworth, University of Michigan Law School
Stephan Landsman, DePaul University - College of Law
Joshua Fischman, Northwestern University - School of Law


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 103
Law and Neuroscience
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Strategic Mechanisms, Functional Modeling and Experimental Design in Neurolaw
Oliver R. Goodenough, Vermont Law School
Abstract and Article  

The Physiology of Moral Sentiments
Paul J. Zak, Claremont Graduate University - Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
Cheryl Boudreau, University of California, Davis


11/20/2009 - 1:00 PM
Location: Rooom 114
Tax
Scott Altman, University of Southern California Law School

Watch What I Do, Not What I Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Homeland Investment Act
Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Illinois College of Law
C. Fritz Foley, Harvard Business School
Kristin J. Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Abstract and Article  

An Empirical Survey of the Population of United States Tax Court Written Decisions
Michael James Bommarito II, Bommarito Consulting, LLC
Daniel Martin Katz, Michigan State University - College of Law
Jillian Isaacs - See, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Abstract and Article  

The Role Tax Preparers Play in Taxpayer Compliance: An Empirical Investigation with Policy Implications
Sagit Leviner, Ono Academic College Faculties of Law & Business Administration
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Edward Kleinbard, USC Gould School of Law
James Spriggs, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
Theodore Seto, Loyola Law School Los Angeles


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 1
International Corporate Governance
Bruce Kobayashi, George Mason University - School of Law

The Relationship Among U.S. Securities Laws, Cross-Listing Premia, and Trading Volumes
Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Equity Cross-Listings in the U.S. and the Price of Debt
Ryan T. Ball, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Luzi Hail, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Florin P. Vasvari, London Business School
Abstract and Article  

Does Governance Travel around the World? Evidence from Institutional Investors
Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Isil Erel, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Miguel A. Ferreira, Nova School of Business and Economics
Pedro P. Matos, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Yair Listokin, Yale Law School
Oguzhan Ozbas, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 7
Securities Litigation
Ahmed Taha, Wake Forest University - School of Law

Are Securities Class Actions 'Supplemental' to SEC Enforcement? An Empirical Analysis
Michael Klausner, Stanford Law School
Abstract and Article  

The Supreme Court's Impact on Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment of Tellabs
Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law
Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School
Abstract and Article  

Does Dura Matter? Loss Causation and the Implications of Dura Pharmaceuticals V. Broudo
Jonah B. Gelbach, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Adam Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School
Charles Silver, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Alicia Davis, University of Michigan Law School


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 2
International Law
Keren Weinshall Margel, Hebrew University, Law Faculty

An Empirical Study of ICTY and ICTR Sentencing: Doctrine Versus Practice
Joseph W. Doherty, University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
Richard H. Steinberg, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Explaining Decision-Making by Supreme Court Justices in Cases Involving International Law
Alan Tauber, University of South Carolina
Abstract and Article  

Estimating a Model of Settlement Bargaining in the World Trade Organization
Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Kim Buchanan, USC Gould School of Law
Emerson Tiller, Northwestern University - School of Law
Mark van Boening, University of Mississippi - Department of Economics


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 130
Policing
Jan E. Leighley, University of Arizona - Department of Political Science

The Effect of Order-Maintenance Policing on Serious and Non-Serious Crime: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
Andrea Cann Chandrasekher, University of California, Davis - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Pot as Pretext: Marijuana, Race and the New Disorder in New York City Street Policing
Amanda Geller, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School
Abstract and Article  

Implicit Racial Attitudes and Law Enforcement Shooting Decisions
Katherine M. Knight Tuttle, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Paul Heaton, RAND Corporation
Robert MacCoun, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Samuel Gross, University of Michigan Law School


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 114
Law Schools
Michele DeStefano, University of Miami - School of Law

The Returns to Attending a Prestigious Law School
Paul Oyer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Scott Schaefer, University of Utah - Department of Finance
Abstract and Article  

An Empirical Study of Race and Law School Hiring
Ming M. Zhu, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: A New Assessment for Use in Law School Admission Decisions
Marjorie M. Shultz, Boalt Hall School of Law
Sheldon Zedeck, University California, Berkeley
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Richard Sander, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Katherine Barnes, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
Gillian Hadfield, USC Law School and Department of Economics


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 101
Supreme Courts
Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Did a Switch in Time Save Nine?
Daniel E. Ho, Stanford Law School
Kevin M. Quinn, UC Berkeley School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Organized Interests Before the Supreme Court: Setting the Agenda
John R. Wright, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science
Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Explaining Constitutional Review in New Democracies: The Case of Taiwan
Nuno M. Garoupa, University of Illinois College of Law
Veronica Grembi, Copenhagen Business School
Shirley Ching-ping Lin, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
Anthony Bertelli, USC Price School of Public Policy
Lydia Tiede, University of Houston - Department of Political Science


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Jurors
Jeb Barnes, University of Southern California - Department of Political Science

Twelve Merry Men? Confronting the Legend of the Robin Hood Jury
Cynthia G. Lee, National Center for State Courts
Nicole L. Waters, National Center for State Courts
Abstract and Article  

Are Ideal Litigators White? Measuring the Myth of Colorblindness
Jerry Kang, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Nilanjana Dasgupta, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Psychology
Kumar Yogeeswaran, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Gary Blasi, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Contextualizing Jury Participation: Case-, Jury-, and Juror-Level Predictors of Participation in Jury Deliberations
Erin York Cornwell, Cornell University - Department of Sociology
Valerie P. Hans, Cornell University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeb Barnes, University of Southern California - Department of Political Science
Jeremy Horowitz, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Andrea Jones-Rooy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Study of Complex Systems


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 103
Courts
Gregory Keating, University of Southern California Law School

Judges, Litigants and the Design of Courts
Jeff Yates, Binghamton University - Department of Political Science
Paul Brace, Rice University - Department of Political Science
Brent D. Boyea, University of Texas at Arlingtion
Abstract and Article  

When is the Verdict or Judgment Final?: An Examination of Post Trial Activity in Civil Litigation
Thomas H. Cohen, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: Office of Probation and Pretrial Services
Abstract and Article  

An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards
Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Daniel Mazmanian, University of Southern California - Sol Price School of Public Policy
Gregory Keating, University of Southern California Law School
Deborah Hensler, Stanford Law School


11/20/2009 - 3:15 PM
Location: Room 118/120
Experimental Legal Studies I
Paul Zak, Claremont Graduate University - Center for Neuroeconomics Studies

Information Gatekeepers: Theory and Experimental Evidence
Isabelle Brocas, University of Southern California - Department of Economics
Juan D. Carrillo, University of Southern California - Department of Economics
Thomas R. Palfrey, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract and Article  

Explaining the Diffusion of Web-Based Communication Technology among Congressional Offices: A Natural Experiment using State Delegations
Kevin M. Esterling, University of California, Riverside - Department of Political Science
David Lazer, Northeastern University - Department of Political Science
Michael A. Neblo, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Opting in or Opting Out: The Conditions for Developing Consensus
Cheryl Boudreau, University of California, Davis
Mathew D. McCubbins, Duke University
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Northwestern University - School of Law
Nicholas Weller, University of Southern California - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Michael Bommarito, Bommarito Consulting, LLC
Paul Zak, Claremont Graduate University - Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
Oliver Goodenough, Vermont Law School


11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Regulation, R&D and Development


Rule of Law, Regulation and Growth of Mobile Telecommunications
Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law
Brendan Michael Cunningham, U.S. Naval Academy
Peter J. Alexander, Federal Communications Commission
Abstract and Article  

Stark Contrasts: The Impact of Prohibiting Physician Self-Referrals on the Prevalence of Overtreatment in Health Care
Brian K Chen, University of South Carolina
Abstract and Article  

Security of Property Rights for Whom?
Terra Lawson-Remer, The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs
Abstract and Article  

Do Legal Origins Help to Explain International Differences in Gender-Income Ratio?
Josef Montag, Mendel University
Abstract and Article  

Contractual Complexity of R&D Alliances - A Two-Dimensional Analysis of the Determinants of Contractual Complexity
John Hagedoorn, Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Geerte G. Hesen, University of Maastricht
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Crime


Perceiving and Reporting Domestic Violence Incidents in Unconventional Settings: A Vignette Survey Study
Hadar Aviram, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Annick M. Persinger, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Abstract and Article  

Responses to More Severe Punishment in the Courtroom: Evidence from Truth-in-Sentencing Laws
Libor Dusek, CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)
Fusako Tsuchimoto, Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)
Abstract and Article  

Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws
Justin McCrary, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Law and Politics


Distinguishing Judges: An Empirical Ranking of Judicial Quality in the U.S. Court of Appeals
Robert Anderson IV, Pepperdine University School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Human Rights Violations after 9/11 and the Role of Constitutional Constraints
Benedikt Goderis, Tilburg University, CentER
Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Empowering Democratic Citizenship: The Welfare State as Constitutional Rights and Government Spending
Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
Michael Tolley, Northeastern University
Abstract and Article  

Renomination of Judicial Nominees to the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals
Darryn C. Beckstrom, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Judicial Setbacks, Material Gains: Terror Litigation at the Israeli HCJ
Menachem Hofnung, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Science
Keren Weinshall Margel, Hebrew University, Law Faculty
Abstract and Article  

Dodging Conflict: The Supreme Court Under Threat from Congress
Maeve P. Carey, George Washington University
Abstract and Article  

Polluting the Reservoir: Conditions of Threat and Support for Democracy in Mexico and the United States
Jennifer L. Merolla, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, University of California, Davis
Travis Coan, Claremont Graduate University
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Law and Psychology


Adults’ Abilities to Discern Children’s True and False Memories
Gail S. Goodman, University of California, Davis
Stephanie D. Block, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Daisy A. Segovia, University of California, Davis
Jennifer M. Schaaf, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Kristen Weede Alexander, California State University, Sacramento
Donna Shestowsky, University of California, Davis - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Context Effects in Judicial Decision Making
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Cornell Law School
Chris Guthrie, Vanderbilt University - Law School
Andrew J. Wistrich, California Central District Court
Abstract and Article  

Partisanship and Prosecutorial Decision Making: An Experiment
Dan Simon, USC Gould School of Law, USC Department of Psychology
Doug Stenstrom, California State University, Los Angeles
Stephen J. Read, University of Southern California - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Corporate and Securities Law


How Do Public Companies Adjust Their Board Structures?
David C. Cicero, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
M. Babajide Wintoki, University of Kansas - School of Business
Tina Yang, Villanova University - School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Corporate Governance in the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis: Evidence from Financial Institutions Worldwide
David H. Erkens, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Mingyi Hung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & University of Southern California
Pedro P. Matos, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Abstract and Article  

On the Importance of Golden Parachutes
Eliezer M. Fich, Drexel University - Department of Finance
Anh L. Tran, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
Ralph A. Walkling, Drexel University - Lebow College of Business
Abstract and Article  

Agency Costs and the Price Effects of Corporate Litigation
Quinn Curtis, University of Virginia School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Evolving Executive Equity Compensation and the Limits of Optimal Contracting
David I. Walker, Boston University School of Law
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Precedent and Networks


Do Judges Cherry Pick Precedents to Justify Extra-Legal Decisions? A Statistical Examination
Anthony Niblett, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Abstract and Article  

The Depreciation of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court
Ryan C. Black, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
James F. Spriggs II II, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate
Daniel Martin Katz, Michigan State University - College of Law
Joshua R. Gubler, Brigham Young University - Department of Political Science
Jon Zelner, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Study of Complex Systems
Michael James Bommarito II, Bommarito Consulting, LLC
Eric A. Provins, University of Michigan - Department of Political Science
Eitan M. Ingall, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Abstract and Article  

Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks
Michael James Bommarito II, Bommarito Consulting, LLC
Daniel Martin Katz, Michigan State University - College of Law
Jon Zelner, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Study of Complex Systems
James H. Fowler, UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences
Abstract and Article  



11/20/2009 - 5:15 PM
Location: Town and Gown
Poster Session: Litigation and Damages


The Decision to Award Punitive Damages: An Empirical Study
Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell University - Law School
Michael Heise, Cornell Law School
Nicole L. Waters, National Center for State Courts
Martin T. Wells, Cornell University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Cy Pres and Its Predators
Charles N. W. Keckler, Washington and Lee School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Judicial Expenditures and Access to Justice: Evidence from Auto Injuries
Paul Heaton, RAND Corporation
Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Abstract and Article  

Do Caps on Damage Awards Crowd Out Judicial Oversight of Civil Jury Verdicts?
Seth A. Seabury, The RAND Corporation
Nicholas M. Pace, RAND Corporation
Abstract and Article  



11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 1
Organizational Form
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School

Making Do with Imperfect Law: Small Firms in France and Germany 1890-1935
Timothy W. Guinnane, Yale University - Department of Economics
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract and Article  

Delaware for Small Fry: Jurisdictional Competition for Limited Liability Companies
Bruce H. Kobayashi, George Mason University - School of Law
Larry E. Ribstein (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Larry Ribstein (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law
Jens Dammann, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 7
Venture Captial
Kate Litvak, Northwestern University - School of Law

Success in Global Venture Capital Investing: Do Institutional and Cultural Differences Matter?
Sonali Hazarika, Baruch College, CUNY
Rajarishi Nahata, City University of New York, CUNY Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance
Kishore Tandon, CUNY Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Do VCs Use Inside Financing to Dilute Founders?
Brian J. Broughman, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jesse M. Fried, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Duke Bristow, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Tom Chang, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 103
Elections I
Lynn Vavreck, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science

Exit Polling and Racial Bloc Voting: Combining Individual-Level and R x C Ecological Data
D. James Greiner, Harvard University - Program for Legal Profession
Kevin M. Quinn, UC Berkeley School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Electoral Laws and Turnout: 1972-2008
Jan E. Leighley, University of Arizona - Department of Political Science
Jonathan Nagler, NYU - Wilf Family Department of Politics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeffrey Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Lynn Vavreck, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Civil Rights
Thomas Griffith, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Legal Mobilization in U.S. Schools: The Paradoxes of Race and Rights Among Youth
Calvin Morrill, School of Law - University of California, Berkeley
Abstract and Article  

Myths and Mechanics of Deterrence: The Role of Lawsuits in Law Enforcement Decisionmaking
Joanna C. Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Laura Gomez, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Thomas Griffith, University of Southern California Law School


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 2
Enviornmental Law
David Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court

Environmental Regulations and Corruption: Automobile Emissions in Mexico City
Paulina Oliva, University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Economics
Abstract and Article  

Air Toxics in the Board Room: An Empirical Study of EPA's Hazardous Air Pollutant Rules
Wendy E. Wagner, University of Texas - School of Law, The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law
Katherine Y. Barnes, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
Lisa Peters, Case Western Reserve University - Law Library
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
David Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court
Dean Lueck, University of Arizona


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 101
Law and Politics II
Nathan Monroe, University of California, Merced

Estimating the Policy Preferences of United States Courts of Appeals Judges
Ryan J. Owens, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Ryan C. Black, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Law Versus Ideology: The Supreme Court and the Use of Legislative History
David S. Law, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
David T. Zaring, University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Chris Den Hartog, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University - Department of Political Science


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 114
Property I


Secure Property as a Bottom-Up Process: Firms, Stakeholders, and Predators in Weak States
Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jefferey Sellers, University of Southern California


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 118/120
Experimental Legal Studies II
Mathew McCubbins, Duke University

Trigger Happy or Gun Shy: Dissolving Common-Value Partnerships with Texas Shootouts
Richard R. W. Brooks, Yale University - Law School
Claudia M. Landeo, University of Alberta - Department of Economics
Kathryn E. Spier, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Abstract and Article  

Punishment Despite Reasonable Doubt - A Public Goods Experiment with Uncertainty over Contributions
Kristoffel R. Grechenig, Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Andreas Nicklitsch, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Christian Thöni, University of Lausanne
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Mathew McCubbins, Duke University
Brad LeVeck, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


11/21/2009 - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 130
Torts
Paul Heaton, RAND Corporation

The Frequency, Predictability and Proportionality of Punitive Damages in State Courts
Neil Vidmar, Duke University - School of Law
Mirya R. Holman, Florida Atlantic University
Abstract and Article  

Community Characteristics and Tort Law: The Importance of County Demographic and Inequality to Tort Trial Outcomes
Issa Kohler-Hausmann, New York University (NYU)
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell University - Law School
Michael Heise, Cornell Law School


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 1
Corporate Governance II
Rajarishi Nahata, City University of New York, CUNY Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance

Endogeneity and the Dynamics of Internal Corporate Governance
M. Babajide Wintoki, University of Kansas - School of Business
James S. Linck, Southern Methodist University
Jeffry M. Netter, University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance
Abstract and Article  

Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation
Martijn Cremers, University of Notre Dame
Allen Ferrell, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Bundling and Entrenchment
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Harvard Law School
Ehud Kamar, Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Martin Wells, Cornell University - School of Law
Robert Daines, Stanford Law School
Volkan Muslu, Bauer College of Business University of Houston


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 7
Financial Regulation & Investor Protection
Mark Weinstein, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department

Regulatory Versus Informational Value of Bond Ratings: Hints from History
Ludovic Moreau, Independent
Abstract and Article  

Regulatory Monitoring Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Evidence from Section 408
Cindy R. Alexander, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Kathleen Weiss Hanley, University of Maryland
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Michael Klausner, Stanford Law School
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 2
Family Law
Jonah Gelbach, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Trading Off Reproductive Technology and Adoption: Do IVF Subsidies Decrease Adoption Rates?
I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School
Daniel L. Chen, ETH Zurich - Center for Law and Economics
Abstract and Article  

Financial Incentives and Fertility
Alma Cohen, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Rajeev H. Dehejia, Wagner School of Public Service
Dmitri Romanov, Government of the State of Israel - Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
Abstract and Article  

The Dimensions of Divorce Laws: Waiting Times, No-Fault, and Unilateral Divorce Laws
Tongyai Iyavarakul, Duke University
Marjorie B. McElroy, Duke University
Kalina Staub, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Tiffany Chou, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Maria Casanova, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 118/120
Judging
Jeffrey Staton, Department of Political Science - Emory University

Oral Arguments and the Process of Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court
Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota
Ryan C. Black, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
Justin Wedeking, University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Fire in the Hole: Empirical Testing of a Pro-Government/Anti-Plaintiff Bias in the Admissibility of Scientific Experts in Criminal and Civil Cases
Rachel Dioso-Villa, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law & Society
Abstract and Article  

Do Standards of Review Matter? The Case of Federal Criminal Sentencing
Joshua B. Fischman, Northwestern University - School of Law
Max M. Schanzenbach, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeffrey Staton, Department of Political Science - Emory University
Neil Vidmar, Duke University - School of Law
Lydia Tiede, University of Houston - Department of Political Science


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 103
Elections II
Marisa Abrajano, University of California, San Diego - Department of Political Science

The Timing of Elections
Christopher R. Berry, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Jacob E. Gersen, Harvard University
Abstract and Article  

Redistricting and the Personal Vote: When Natural Experiments are Neither Natural nor Experiments
Jasjeet S. Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Translating into Votes: The Electoral Impact of Spanish-Language Ballots
Daniel J. Hopkins, Georgetown University
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Nathan Monroe, University of California, Merced
Daniel Enemark, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Marisa Abrajano, University of California, San Diego - Department of Political Science


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Victims and Witnesses
Lauren Fasig, University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Stress, Supportive Interviewing, and Children's Identification Accuracy
Elizabeth Kellstrand, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Jodi Quas, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Maria Sumaroka, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Steven E. Clark, University of California, Riverside - Department of Psychology
Rakel Larson, University of California, Riverside - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

The Effect of Rapport Building and Putative Confessions Upon Maltreated and Nonmaltreated Children’s Disclosure of a Minor Transgression
Robyn Carbone Licht, University of Southern California
Lindsay Erin Wandrey, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth C. Ahern, University of Southern California - Department of Psychology
Alexia Cooper, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Megan Sim, University of Cambridge
Jodi Quas, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Thomas D. Lyon, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
Abstract and Article  

The Economics of Rape: Will Victims Pay for Police Involvement?
Jordan D. Matsudaira, Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Emily Greene Owens, Cornell University
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Steven Penrod, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Myrna Raeder, Southwestern University School of Law (deceased)
Daniel Chen, ETH Zurich - Center for Law and Economics


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 130
Medical Malpractice I
Jill Horwitz, UCLA School of Law

Settlement at Policy Limits and the Duty to Settle: Evidence From Texas
David A. Hyman, University of Illinois College of Law
Bernard S. Black, Northwestern University - School of Law
Charles Silver, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Patterns of Specialization in Medical Malpractice Among Contingency Fee Attorneys
Michael Greenberg, RAND Corporation
Steven Garber, RAND Corporation
Abstract and Article  

The Impact of Tort Reform on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums
Ronen Avraham, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Leemore S. Dafny, Northwestern University - Department of Management & Strategy
Max M. Schanzenbach, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern University - School of Law
Herbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota Law School
John Romley, The RAND Corporation


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room101
Law and Politics III
Nina Walton, University of Southern California

Twisted Roots: Cointegrated Explanations of Transformation within the Federal Judicial Appointment Process
Marcus E. Hendershot, Oklahoma State University
Abstract and Article  

Did Liberal Justices Invent the Standing Doctrine? An Empirical Study of the Evolution of Standing, 1921-2006
Daniel E. Ho, Stanford Law School
Erica L. Ross, Stanford University
Abstract and Article  

Why the Supreme Court Issues Plurality Opinions
James F. Spriggs II II, Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Nina Walton, University of Southern California
Linda Cohen, University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics
Amihai Glazer, University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics


11/21/2009 - 10:35 AM
Location: Room 114
Property II
Terra Lawson-Remer, The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs

An Empirical Study of Court-Adjudicated Takings Compensation in New York City: 1990 - 2003
Yun-chien Chang, Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS)
Abstract and Article  

The Demarcation of Land and the Role of Coordinating Institutions
Gary D. Libecap, University of California, Santa Barbara - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Dean Lueck, University of Arizona
Abstract and Article  

Did the Glorious Revolution Contribute to the Transport Revolution? Evidence from Investment in Roads and Rivers
Daniel E. Bogart, University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Paige Skiba, Vanderbilt University - Law School
Ryan Bubb, New York University School of Law
Tracy Dennison, California Institute of Technology


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 1
CEO Pay
Dragon Tang, The University of Hong Kong

Blockholders on Boards and CEO Compensation, Turnover and Firm Valuation
Anup Agrawal, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
Tareque Nasser, Kansas State University
Abstract and Article  

Shareholder Activism and CEO Pay
Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting
Volkan Muslu, Bauer College of Business University of Houston
Fabrizio Ferri, Columbia Business School - Accounting, Business Law & Taxation
Abstract and Article  

Say on Pay Votes and CEO Compensation: Evidence from the UK
David A. Maber, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Fabrizio Ferri, Columbia Business School - Accounting, Business Law & Taxation
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Amir Licht, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law
H. Mobbs, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
Quinn Curtis, University of Virginia School of Law


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 7
Bankruptcy
Robert Rasmussen, USC Gould School of Law

Do Creditor Rights Increase Employment Risk? Evidence from Debt Covenants
Nellie Liang, Federal Reserve Board
Antonio Falato, Federal Reserve Board
Abstract and Article  

Did Bankruptcy Reform Contribute to the Mortgage Crisis?
Wenli Li, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Michelle J. White, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
Ning Zhu, China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR)
Abstract and Article  

When Congress Says “Pip Your Kerp”: Performance Incentive Plans, Key Employee Retention Plans and, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Resolution
Vedran Capkun, HEC Paris (Groupe HEC) - Accounting and Management Control Department
Evren Ors, HEC Paris (Groupe HEC) - Finance Department
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Edward Morrison, University of Chicago - Law School
Richard Green, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
James Spindler, University of Texas School of Law


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 130
Settlement
Bart Kosko, University of Southern California

An Empirical Investigation of Settlement & Litigation - The Case of Taiwan Labor Disputes
Kuo‐Chang Huang, Institutum Iurisprudentiae
Kong-Pin Chen, Academia Sinica - Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences
Chang‐Ching Lin, Academia Sinica - Institute of Economics
Abstract and Article  

An Empirical Analysis of Cost Recovery in Superfund Cases: Implications for Brownfields and Joint and Several Liability
Hilary Sigman, Rutgers University - Department of Economics
Howard F. Chang, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Abstract and Article  

Bargaining with Asymmetric Dispute Costs
Paul Pecorino, University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies
Mark van Boening, University of Mississippi - Department of Economics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire
Wendy Wagner, University of Texas - School of Law, The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law
Kathryn Zeiler, Georgetown University Law Center


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 101
Rule of Law
Barry Weingast, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Explaining the Variance in Federal Immigration Prosecution: Should National Policy Control a Largely Local Endeavor?
Lydia Brashear Tiede, University of Houston - Department of Political Science
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Unpacking the Rule of Law: A Review of Judicial Independence Measures
Julio Rios-Figueroa, CIDE - Department of Politics
Jeffrey K. Staton, Department of Political Science - Emory University
Abstract and Article  

Political Institutions and Sovereign Borrowing: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Argentina
Sebastian M. Saiegh, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Pablo Spiller, University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group
Barry Weingast, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
D. Kiewiet, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 2
Legal Profession
Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation

Doing the Right Thing: An Empirical Study of Attorney Negotiation Ethics
Art Hinshaw, Arizona State University
Jess K. Alberts, Arizona State University
Abstract and Article  

Hiring Teams from Rivals: Theory and Evidence on the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market
Michele Beardslee DeStefano, University of Miami - School of Law
Ashish Nanda, Harvard Law School
David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School - Program on the Legal Profession
John C. Coates, IV, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Law Firm Expertise and Mergers and Acquisitions
C. N. V. Krishnan, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance
Ronald W. Masulis, University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Russell Korobkin, UCLA School of Law
Tanina Rostain, New York Law School
John Coates, Harvard Law School


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 103
Campaigning and Lobbying
Matthew Beckmann, University of California, Irvine

Endogenous Cost Lobbying: Theory and Evidence
John M. de Figueiredo, Duke University
Charles M. Cameron, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Department of Politics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Keith Poole, University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Criminal Evidence
Stephanie Domitrovich, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Trade-Off in Correct and False Identifications: Protecting the Innocent is Not Free
Steven E. Clark, University of California, Riverside - Department of Psychology
Abstract and Article  

The Probative Value of Forensic Science Evidence
Jonathan J. Koehler, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Speaking of Evidence: An Empirical Study of the Reporting of Forensic Conclusions in US Criminal Trials
Simon A. Cole, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Michael Saks, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
John Rolph, University of Southern California - Marshall school of Business
Jennifer Mnookin, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 118/120
Behavioral Law and Economics
Gijs van Dijck, Tilburg University - Faculty of Law

Breach Is For Suckers
Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan, University of Pennsylvania Law School
David A. Hoffman, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Integrity or Deterrence? The Psychology of the Exclusionary Rule
Kenworthey Bilz, University of Illinois College of Law
Abstract and Article  

Some Realism About Punishment Naturalism
Donald Braman, George Washington University - Law School
Dan M. Kahan, Yale University - Law School
David A. Hoffman, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Lynn Stout, Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
Dan Simon, USC Gould School of Law, USC Department of Psychology
Lawrence Solan, Brooklyn Law School


11/21/2009 - 2:25 PM
Location: Room 114
Legal Origin
Josef Montag

The Global Cross-Section of Crime and Punishment
Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Institutional Hysterisis: Courts and Politics in the American States (Chapters 5&6 of a Book Project)
Daniel Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Abstract and Article  

Legal Origin and Economic Growth
Daniel M. Klerman, USC Gould School of Law
Paul G. Mahoney, University of Virginia School of Law
Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School
Mark Weinstein, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School
John Matsusaka, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 107 (Courtroom)
Prisons
Katherine Barnes, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform
Richard T. Boylan, Rice University - Department of Economics
Naci Mocan, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Abstract and Article  

Prison Conditions and Recidivism
Francesco Drago, University of Naples Federico II
Roberto Galbiati, CNRS (umr EconomiX) Paris
Pietro Vertova, Bocconi University
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell Law School
Justin McCrary, University of California, Berkeley


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 7
Rating and Advertising Financial Products
Michelle White, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics

Did Subjectivity Play a Role in CDO Credit Ratings?
John M. Griffin, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
Dragon Yongjun Tang, The University of Hong Kong
Abstract and Article  

Worthless Warnings? Testing the Effectiveness of Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Advertisements
Molly Mercer, DePaul University
Alan R. Palmiter, Wake Forest University - School of Law
Ahmed E. Taha, Wake Forest University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Stephane Rousseau, Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
Geoffrey Miller, New York University School of Law


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 103
Election Audits
Kevin Quinn, UC Berkeley School of Law

Machines Versus Humans: The Counting and Recounting of Pre-Scored Punchcard Ballots
R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
Erin Hartman, University of California, Berkeley
Sarah Hill, California State University, Fullerton
Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract and Article  

Efficient Post-Election Audits of Multiple Contests: 2009 California Tests
Philip B. Stark, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Nicholas Weller, University of Southern California - Department of Political Science
Adam Glynn, Harvard University


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 114
Contracts
Gillian Hadfield, USC Law School and Department of Economics

Does Anyone Read the Fine Print? Consumer Attention to Standard Form Contracts
Yannis Bakos, New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, New York University School of Law
David R. Trossen, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
Abstract and Article  

Relational Governance and Contract Damages: Evidence from Franchising
Adam B. Badawi, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Zev Eigen, Northwestern University School of Law
Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Law School


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 1
Corporate Governance III
Donald Scotten, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Shareholderism: Board Members’ Values and the Shareholder-Stakeholder Dilemma
Renee B. Adams, University of New South Wales
Amir N. Licht, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law
Lilach Sagiv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Modupe Wintoki, University of Kansas - School of Business


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 118/120
Administrative Law
Matthew Spitzer, Northwestern University School of Law

Chevron as a Canon, not a Precedent: An Empirical Test of what Motivates Judges in Agency Deference Cases
William N. Eskridge Jr., Yale Law School
Connor Raso, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Abstract and Article  

Coming Clean and Cleaning Up: Does Voluntary Self-Reporting Indicate Effective Self-Policing?
Michael W. Toffel, Harvard Business School (HBS) - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Jodi L. Short, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Elizabeth Garrett, USC Gould School of Law
Simon Wilkie, affiliation not provided to SSRN


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 130
Medical Malpractice II
Brian Chen, University of South Carolina

Defensive Medicine and Obstetric Practices
Michael Frakes, Northwestern University - School of Law
Abstract and Article  

The Effect of Universal Health Insurance on Malpractice Claims: The Japanese Experience
J. Mark Ramseyer, Harvard Law School
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Seth A. Seabury, RAND Corporation - Santa Monica CA Offices
Jennifer Arlen, New York University School of Law


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 101
Law and Politics IV
Christopher Berry, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

Government Checking Government: How Performance Measures Expand Distributive Politics
Anthony M. Bertelli, USC Price School of Public Policy
Peter John, University College London - School of Public Policy
Abstract and Article  

The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting
Royce Carroll, Rice University - Department of Political Science
Jeffrey B. Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
James Lo, University of California, Los Angeles - Department of Political Science
Keith T. Poole, University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs
Howard Rosenthal, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Christopher Berry, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Andrew Martin, Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law


11/21/2009 - 4:40 PM
Location: Room 2
Patents
David Fagundes, Southwestern Law School

Why Weak Patents? Rational Ignorance or Pro-'Customer' Tilt?
Zhen Lei, Pennsylvania State University
Brian D. Wright, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract and Article  

Patent Rights and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Panels of Manufacturing Industries
Albert G. Z. Hu, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
Ivan P. L. Png, National University of Singapore
Abstract and Article  

Discussants:
Jonathan Barnett, USC Gould School of Law
Michael D. Noel, University of California, San Diego