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The Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) is sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and Penn Law School. The conference features original empirical legal scholarship by leading scholars from a diverse range of fields. The 8th annual CELS will take place on October 25-26, 2013, at Penn Law School.
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Thursday, October 24
 

9:00am

Experimental Economics and Legal Research Workshop

This workshop, conducted by Professors Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn Zeiler, presents the fundamentals of experimental economics methods and discusses the role of experiments in the study of law. The material is intended for professors and students who seek an introduction to the methods of experimental economics needed to (i) understand previous experimental economics work and its role in legal research, and (ii) use experimental economics methods to study legal institutions. No prior training in experimental economics is required or assumed.

The workshop material is divided into three parts. The first part characterizes the essential components of experimental economics methods. It also outlines the role of these methods and the findings from experimental economics studies in the analysis of legal institutions. The second part walks through a set of seminal experimental economics studies relevant to legal institutions. The third part takes an empirical approach to the understanding of the methods of experimental economics by providing participants with the opportunity to be involved as subjects in an actual experimental session. At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a sound knowledge of the main components of the methods of experimental economics, and a solid understanding of the role of these methods and findings to the study of law.

Reading assignments will be electronically sent to the participants three weeks before the workshop.

This is an optional event - please note that it begins the day BEFORE the CELS conference starts and will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The workshop requires advance registration and a registration fee of$75 in addition to CELS 2013 registration. Attendees must also become SELS members if they are not already, which is required as part of registering for the conference.

For additional information please contact Professor Claudia M. Landeo (landeo@ualberta.ca) or Professor Kathryn Zeiler (zeiler@law.georgetown.edu).

Advance Registration Required, Limited Enrollment. Register through Conference Maker.


Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Claudia Landeo

Claudia Landeo

University of Alberta
avatar for Kathryn Zeiler

Kathryn Zeiler

Georgetown University


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:00am - 4:30pm
S 147

9:00am

Empirical Training Workshop

This workshop, conducted by Professor Theodore Eisenberg, is intended for professors and students who seek an introduction to the statistical and programming skills needed to conduct quantitative empirical legal research.  No prior training in statistics or in statistical programming is required or assumed. It is expected that Stata Corp. will provide, at no cost to workshop participants, a temporary license for the Stata statistical program. 

Reading assignments will be from Alan C. Acock, A Gentle Introduction to Stata (Revised Third Edition 2012), which is available from the Stata bookstore online.

The workshop is an optional event - please note that it begins the day BEFORE the CELS conference starts. Both sessions will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The schedule is designed to finish in time for participants to attend the conference’s paper panels.

The workshop requires advance registration and a registration fee of $100 in addition to CELS 2013 registration. Attendees must also become SELS members if they are not already, which is required as part of registering for the conference.

For additional information please contact either Theodore Eisenberg (te13@cornell.edu) or Dawn Chutkow (dmc66@cornell.edu). 

Advance Registration Required, Limited Enrollment. Register through Conference Maker.


Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Theodore Eisenberg

Theodore Eisenberg

Law, Cornell University


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm
S 245A
 
Friday, October 25
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
The Goat Lounge

8:00am

Registration
Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 6:30pm
The Great Hall Silverman Hall

9:00am

Invited Lectures I: Design of Observational Studies, Paul Rosenbaum
Presenter: Paul Rosenbaum

Abstract: A recent observational study is used to illustrate two recent methodological proposals, namely optimal matching with fine balance and sensitivity analysis for uncommon but dramatic responses to treatment.  The material presented appears in Chapters 7 (A Matched Observational Study), 10 (Fine Balance) and 16 (Uncommon But Dramatic Responses to Treatment) of the Rosenbaum’s 2010 book Design of Observational Studies.

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Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Paul Rosenbaum

Paul Rosenbaum

University of Pennsylvania


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
S 240A

9:00am

Invited Lectures I: p-curve: A key to the file-drawer, Uri Simonsohn
Presenter: Uri Simonsohn

Abstract:

Because scientists tend to report only studies (publication bias) or analyses (p hacking) that “work,” readers must ask, “Are these effects true, or do they merely reflect selective reporting?” We introduce p-curve as a way to answer this question. The p-curve is the distribution of statistically significant p values for a set of studies (ps<.05). Because only true effects are expected to generate right-skewed p-curves—containing more low (.01s) than high (.04s) significant p values—only right-skewed p-curves are diagnostic of evidential value. By telling us whether we can rule out selective reporting as the sole explanation for a set of findings, p-curve offers a solution to the age-old inferential problems caused by file drawers of failed studies and analyses.


Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Uri Simonsohn

Uri Simonsohn

University of Pennsylvania


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
S 240B

9:00am

Empirical Training Workshop

This workshop, conducted by Professor Theodore Eisenberg, is intended for professors and students who seek an introduction to the statistical and programming skills needed to conduct quantitative empirical legal research.  No prior training in statistics or in statistical programming is required or assumed. It is expected that Stata Corp. will provide, at no cost to workshop participants, a temporary license for the Stata statistical program. 

Reading assignments will be from Alan C. Acock, A Gentle Introduction to Stata (Revised Third Edition 2012), which is available from the Stata bookstore online.

The workshop is an optional event - please note that it begins the day BEFORE the CELS conference starts. Both sessions will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The schedule is designed to finish in time for participants to attend the conference’s paper panels.

The workshop requires advance registration and a registration fee of $100 in addition to CELS 2013 registration. Attendees must also become SELS members if they are not already, which is required as part of registering for the conference.

For additional information please contact either Theodore Eisenberg (te13@cornell.edu) or Dawn Chutkow (dmc66@cornell.edu). 

Advance Registration Required, Limited Enrollment. Register through Conference Maker.


Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Theodore Eisenberg

Theodore Eisenberg

Law, Cornell University


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 12:30pm
S 245A

10:15am

Break
Friday October 25, 2013 10:15am - 10:30am
The Goat Lounge

10:30am

CANCELLED: Invited Lectures II: NAS Report on Deterrence and the Death Penalty, Daniel Nagin
Presenter: Daniel Nagin

Abstract: During the 35 years since the Supreme Court’s Gregg decision and particularly in the past decade, many studies have attempted to estimate the effect of capital punishment on homicide rates. The studies have reached widely varying, even contradictory, conclusions. Some studies conclude that executions save large numbers of lives; others conclude that executions actually increase homicides; and still others conclude that executions have no effect on homicide rate. The Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty was convened against this backdrop of conflicting claims about the effect of capital punishment on homicide rates. The committee’s primary charge was to assess whether the available evidence provides a reasonable basis for drawing conclusions about the magnitude of capital punishment's effect on homicide rates. In this session the committee’s conclusions will be presented and discussed.  

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Daniel Nagin

Daniel Nagin

Carnegie Mellon University


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
S 240A

10:30am

Invited Lectures II: Insight into BJS and NIJ from the Directors, Greg Ridgeway and William Sabol
Presenter: Greg Ridgeway

Title: Strengthen Science. Advance Justice.

Abstract: The National Institute of Justice has a unique role advancing justice in the United States through strengthening the science of crime and criminal justice. This involves cultivating a culture of science at home within the Institute and providing opportunities for the scientific community to conduct innovative research on crime and justice issues. This talk will describe a series of NIJ initiatives aimed at strengthening the science of crime and criminal justice.



Presenter: William Sabol

Presentation title: Use of and Development of BJS Data for Research on Sentencing and Corrections

Abstract: The presentation will briefly review some key uses of BJS data in the study of issues related to mass incarceration and sentencing reform.  It will then describe some of the enhancements to several of BJS data collections and their value to the empirical legal studies field; it will conclude with a discussion of some of the opportunities for researchers to access BJS and contribute to BJS’s mission while also achieving their own research goals.


Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Greg Ridgeway

Greg Ridgeway

United States Department of Justice
avatar for William Sabol

William Sabol

United States Department of Justice


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
S 147

10:30am

Invited Lectures II: The Economics and Politics of Healthcare Reform, Mark Duggan
Presenter: Mark Duggan

Abstract: The Affordable Care Act was arguably the most significant change to domestic healthcare policy since 1965.  This talk will provide an overview of the ACA, beginning with a discussion of its passage and key features of the legislation.  It will also include an assessment of the ACA so far and predictions about what lies ahead.

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Mark Duggan

Mark Duggan

University of Pennsylvania


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
S 240B

11:45am

Lunch
Friday October 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
Levy Conference Center Silverman 245

12:30pm

Session I - Arbitration
Download Papers

Irreconcilable Differences: Judicial Resolution of Business Deadlock by Claudia Landeo and Kathryn Spier
Discussant: Omer Dekel
 
The Influence of Arbitrator Background and Representation on Arbitration Outcomes by Stephen Choi, Jill Fisch, and Adam Pritchard  
Discussant: Michael Heise 

Bargaining in the Shadow of Arbitration by Ricardo Marselli, Bryan McCannon, and Marco Vannini 
Discussant: Geoff Miller 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Omer Dekel

Omer Dekel

College of Law and Business
avatar for Jill Fisch

Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania, Law School
avatar for Michael Heise

Michael Heise

Cornell University
avatar for Claudia Landeo

Claudia Landeo

University of Alberta
avatar for Bryan McCannon

Bryan McCannon

Saint Bonaventure University
avatar for Geoff Miller

Geoff Miller

New York University


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
G 214

12:30pm

Session I - Civil Procedure
Download Papers 

Inferences from Litigated Cases by Daniel Klerman and Yoon-Ho Alex Lee 
Discussant: Will Hubbard

Whither Notice Pleading?: Pleading Practice in the Days Before Twombly by Jason Cantone, Joe S. Cecil, and Dhairya Jani 
Discussant: Steve Burbank

Measuring Iqbal by Alex Reinert
Discussant: Jonah Gelbach

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Steve Burbank

Steve Burbank

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Joe Cecil

Joe Cecil

Federal Judicial Center
avatar for Jonah Gelbach

Jonah Gelbach

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Will Hubbard

Will Hubbard

University of Chicago
avatar for Alex Reinert

Alex Reinert

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
S 240A

12:30pm

Session I - Contracts I
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Allocating Risk Through Contract: Evidence from M&A and Policy Implications by John Coates IV and John F. Cogan, Jr.
Discussant: Ed Rock

An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Specificity on Compliance and Performance by Constantine Boussalis, Yuval Feldman, and Henry E. Smith 
Discussant: Stephan Tontrup

Choice of Law: An Empirical Analysis by Sarath Sanga
Discussant: Ryan Copus

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Constantine Boussalis

Constantine Boussalis

Harvard Law School
avatar for John Coates

John Coates

Harvard University
avatar for Ryan Copus

Ryan Copus

UC Berkeley
avatar for Ed Rock

Ed Rock

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Sarath Sanga

Sarath Sanga

Yale University
avatar for Stephan Tontrup

Stephan Tontrup

Max Planck Institute


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
T 145

12:30pm

Session I - Corporate Governance I
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Pay for Performance: Environmental Risk-Taking and Disasters by Dylan Minor  
Discussant: Michelle Lowry

Do Acquirer CEO Incentives Impact Mergers? by David Becher, Jennifer Juergens, and Jack Vogel
Discussant: Eric Talley

Information Quality and CEO Turnover by Lixiong Guo and Ronald Masulis   
Discussant: Kate Litvak  

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for David Becher

David Becher

Drexel University
avatar for Jennifer Juergens

Jennifer Juergens

Drexel University
avatar for Kate Litvak

Kate Litvak

Northwestern University
avatar for Michelle Lowry

Michelle Lowry

Penn State University
avatar for Ron Masulis

Ron Masulis

University of New South Wales
avatar for Dylan Minor

Dylan Minor

Northwestern University
avatar for Eric Talley

Eric Talley

UC, Berkley


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
G 213

12:30pm

Session I - Credit & Banking
Download Papers 

Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Credit Ratings by Valentin Dimitrov, Darius Palia, and Leo Tang
Discussant: Connor Raso

The real cost of credit constraints: Evidence from micro-finance by Renuka Sane and Susan Thomas
Discussant: Jeremy Tobacman

Central Bank Mandates by Anita Anand, Albert Yoon, and Nathan Halmrast 
Discussant: Anna Gelpern 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Anita Anand

Anita Anand

University of Toronto
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Valentin Dimitrov

Rutgers University
avatar for Anna Gelpern

Anna Gelpern

Georgetown University
avatar for Nathan Halmrast

Nathan Halmrast

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
avatar for Connor Raso

Connor Raso

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
avatar for Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
avatar for Jeremy Tobacman

Jeremy Tobacman

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
S 240B

12:30pm

Session I - Judicial Decisionmaking and Settlement
Download Papers

Numeracy and Legal Decisionmaking by Arden Rowell and Jessica Bregant    
Discussant: Anne Joseph O'Connell

The Hidden Daubert Factor: How Judges Use Error Rates in Assessing Scientific Evidence by John Meixner and Shari Seidman Diamond  
Discussant: Ted Eisenberg

The Effect of Stakes on Settlement--An Empirical Lesson from Taiwan by Kuo-Chang Huang
Discussant: J.J. Prescott

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Shari Seidman Diamond

Shari Seidman Diamond

Northwestern University
avatar for Theodore Eisenberg

Theodore Eisenberg

Law, Cornell University
avatar for Kuo-Chang Huang

Kuo-Chang Huang

Academia Sinica
avatar for John Meixner

John Meixner

Northwestern University
avatar for Anne Joseph O'Connell

Anne Joseph O'Connell

University of California, Berkeley
avatar for J.J Prescott

J.J Prescott

University of Michigan
avatar for Arden Rowell

Arden Rowell

University of Illinois


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
S 147

12:30pm

Session I - Medical Malpractice
Download Papers 

The Effect of Health Insurance on Near-Elderly Health and Mortality by Bernard Black, José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, Eric French, and Kate Litvak 
Discussant: Ashley Swanson 

Concern About Malpractice Risk Predicts Physicians’ Clinical Decisions in Office-based Practice by Emily Carrier, James Reschovsky, David Katz, and Michelle Mello
Discussant: David Hyman

Courts, Scheduled Damages, and Medical Malpractice Insurance by Paola Bertoli and Veronica Grembi  
Discussant: Tom Baker

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Tom Baker

Tom Baker

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Paola Bertoli

Paola Bertoli

University of Bologna
avatar for Bernard Black

Bernard Black

Northwestern University
avatar for David Hyman

David Hyman

University of Illinois
avatar for Michelle Mello

Michelle Mello

Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
avatar for Ashley Swanson

Ashley Swanson

University of Pennsylvania


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
S 280

12:30pm

Session I - Punishment
Download Papers

Mind Perception and Morality in the Justice System by Pam Mueller and Susan Fiske  
Discussant: Dan Simon

Brain Mechanisms of Blame and Punishment by Joshua Buckholtz, Justin Martin, Michael Treadway, Katherine Jan, David Zald, Owen Jones, and René Marois 
Discussant: Jeffrey Fagan

Immorality or Abnormality: What's to Blame for Increasing Blame? by Elizabeth Gilbert and Barbara Spellman  
Discussant: Geoff Goodwin

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan

Professor, Columbia Law School
avatar for Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

University of Virginia
avatar for Geoff Goodwin

Geoff Goodwin

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Owen Jones

Owen Jones

Prof. of Law & Prof. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
avatar for Pam Mueller

Pam Mueller

Princeton University
avatar for Dan Simon

Dan Simon

University of Southern California Law


Friday October 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
S 245A

2:30pm

Break
Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 2:45pm
The Goat Lounge

2:45pm

Session II - Criminal Law I

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Libor Dusek

Libor Dusek

CERGE-EI
avatar for Dan Filler

Dan Filler

Drexel University
avatar for Michael Frakes

Michael Frakes

Cornell Law School
avatar for Thomas J. Miles

Thomas J. Miles

University of Chicago Law School
avatar for Anita Mukherjee

Anita Mukherjee

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Ivan Ribeiro

Ivan Ribeiro

Professor, USJT


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 240B

2:45pm

Session II - Disclosure
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Would Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest Change Patients’ Decisions and, If So, Would That Make Them “Material” Information? by Roy Spece, David Yokum, Andrea-Gale Okoro, and Christopher Robertson
Discussant: Matt Grennan

Nothing to Declare: Mandatory and Voluntary Disclosure Leads Advisors to Avoid Conflicts of Interest by Sunita Sah and George Loewenstein  
Discussant: David Hoffman

State Liability Regimes Within the United States and Auditor Reporting by Divya Anantharaman, Jeffrey Pittman, and Nader Wans 
Discussant: Erik Gilje

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Divya Anantharaman

Divya Anantharaman

Rutgers University
avatar for Erik Gilje

Erik Gilje

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Matt Grennan

Matt Grennan

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Temple University
avatar for Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson

University of Arizona
avatar for Sunita Sah

Sunita Sah

Georgetown University


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 270

2:45pm

Session II - Elections
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The Runner-Up Effect: Evidence of Heuristic Thinking from Elections by Santosh Anagol and Thomas Fujiwara  
Discussant: Kevin Arceneaux

The Political Legacy of American Slavery by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen
Discussant: Steve Hahn

The Politics of the Restoration of Ex-Felon Voting Rights: The Case of Iowa by Marc Meredith and Michael Morse  
Discussant: Ryan Vander Wielen 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Santosh Anagol

Santosh Anagol

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Kevin Arceneaux

Kevin Arceneaux

Temple University
avatar for Steve Hahn

Steve Hahn

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Marc Meredith

Marc Meredith

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Maya Sen

Maya Sen

University of Rochester
avatar for Ryan Vander Wielen

Ryan Vander Wielen

Temple University


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
T 145

2:45pm

Session II - Employment
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Employment Conditions and Judge Performance: Evidence from State Supreme Courts by Elliott Ash and W. Bentley MacLeod
Discussant: Matt Freedman 

Learning the Ropes: Task Specific Experience and the Output of Idaho State Troopers by Gregory DeAngelo and Emily Owens   
Discussant: Adam Cox  

The Compensation of State and Local Employees by Max Schanzenbach  
Discussant: Pauline Kim 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash

Columbia University
avatar for Adam Cox

Adam Cox

New York University
avatar for Gregory DeAngelo

Gregory DeAngelo

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
avatar for Matt Freedman

Matt Freedman

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Pauline Kim

Pauline Kim

Washington University
avatar for Max Schanzenbach

Max Schanzenbach

Northwestern University


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 280

2:45pm

Session II - Evidence
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An Experimental Test of the Efficacy of the Novel New Jersey Jury Instruction Guiding Evaluation of Eyewitness Testimony by Athan Papailiou and David Yokum  
Discussant: Jeremy Blumenthal

Evidence-Based Sentencing: A Skeptical View by Sonja Starr  
Discussant: Richard Berk

How to Lie with Rape Statistics by Corey Rayburn Yung  
Discussant: John Donohue III 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Richard Berk

Richard Berk

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Jeremy Blumenthal

Jeremy Blumenthal

Syracuse University
avatar for John Donohue

John Donohue

Stanford University
avatar for Sonja B. Starr

Sonja B. Starr

University of Michigan
avatar for David Yokum

David Yokum

University of Arizona
avatar for Corey Rayburn Yung

Corey Rayburn Yung

University of Kansas


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 240A

2:45pm

Session II - Legal Institutions
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Legal Institutions and Social Values by Yehonatan Givati  
Discussant: Brian Sheppard

Voice Effects on Attitudes towards an Impartial Decision Maker: Experimental Evidence by Marco Kleine, Pascal Langenbach, and Lilia Zhurakhovska
Discussant: Karna Basu

Street Stops and Police Legitimacy: Teachable Moments in Young Urban Men’ s Legal Socialization by Tom Tyler, Jeffrey Fagan, and Amanda Geller  
Discussant: Paul Robinson

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Karna Basu

Karna Basu

Hunter College
avatar for Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan

Professor, Columbia Law School
avatar for Yehonatan Givati

Yehonatan Givati

Hebrew University
avatar for Pascal Langenbach

Pascal Langenbach

Max Planck Institute Bonn
avatar for Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Brian Sheppard

Brian Sheppard

Seton Hall University


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 147

2:45pm

Session II - Tax I
Download Papers

We the People Fix the Budget: Americans' Preferences for Revenue Increases and Spending Cuts by Siona Listokin, Yair Listokin, and Samson Mesele
Discussant: Robert Inman

Where the Money Really Went: A New Understanding of the AJCA Tax Holiday by Thomas Brennan    
Discussant: Jennifer Blouin

Do In-Work Tax Credits Serve as a Safety Net by Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, and Elira Kuka
Discussant: Laura Kawano

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Marianne Bitler

Marianne Bitler

University of California-Irvine
avatar for Jennifer Blouin

Jennifer Blouin

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Thomas Brennan

Thomas Brennan

Northwestern Law
avatar for Robert Inman

Robert Inman

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Laura Kawano

Laura Kawano

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Yair Listokin

Yair Listokin

Yale Law School


Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
S 245A

5:00pm

Reception and Poster Session
Attendees will be able to view poster presentations and will have the opportunity to discuss questions with the authors.


Mandatory Portfolio Disclosure, Stock Liquidity, and Mutual Fund Performance by Vikas Agarwal, Kevin Mullally, Yuehua Tang, and Baozhong Yang

Judicial Politics at the Privy Council: Empirical Evidence by Sofia Amaral-Garcia and Nuno Garoupa

Collective Action Clauses in Corporate Bonds: An Empirical Study by Carlos Berdejό

Vacancy in Justice: Analyzing the Impact of Overburdened Judges on Sentencing Decisions by Jason Best and Lydia Tiede

The Impact of Victim Impact Statements: A Meta-Analytic Review by Jeremy Blumenthal

Schooling the Supreme Court by Christine Kexel Chabot

Anchoring Effect in Real Litigation:  An Empirical Study by Yun-chien Chang, Kong-pin Chen, and Yu-sheng Liu, Chang-Ching Lin

Litigating civil cases in state intermediate appellate courts: Analyzing decisions to appeal civil trial verdicts or judgments and the impact of appellate litigation on trial court outcomes by Thomas Cohen

Inconsistent Adjudication: Measuring Judge-Dependent Variation in the United States Courts of Appeals by Ryan Copus and Cait Unkovic

Enemy at the Gates: Financial Decision Making by Households When Medical Bills Are Due by G. Nathan Dong

Attorney Fees in a Loser Pays System by Theodore Eisenberg, Talia Fisher, and Issi Rosen-Zvi

Do Activist Investors Constrain  Managerial Moral Hazard in Chapter 11?:  Evidence from Junior Activist Investing by Jared Ellias

Can Network Effects Impede Optimal Contracting in Debt Securities? by Andreas Engert and Lars Hornuf

Criminal Stereotypes in the Courtroom: Facial Tattoos Affect Guilt and Punishment Differently by Friederike Funk and Alexander Todorov

Buyer Power in Conglomerate Acquisitions by Daniel Greene, Omesh Kini, and Jaideep Shenoy

State Contract Law and Debt Contracting by Colleen Honigsberg, Sharon Katz, and Gil Sadka

Hedge Fund Performance After the DODD-FRANK Act: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis by Wulf Kaal, Barbara Luppi, and Sandra Paterlini

Examining the Impact of Monitoring and Enforcement on Stationary Source Emissions by Jinghui Lim

The Revolution in Local Finance and the Return to the City by Zachary Liscow

The Effects of Tort Reform on Defensive Medicine: Evidence from the Third Wave by Myungho Paik, Bernard Black, and David Hyman

Imbalances of Power in ADR by Ronen Perry and Oren Gazal-Ayal

PolicyMiner: From Oysters to Pearls by Hossein Rahmani and Christine Arnold

Patent Examiners and Litigation Outcomes by Sean Tu

Mock Jurors’ Assessments of Blind Experts in Criminal Trials by Megan Wright, Sam Kluth, and Dana Dobbins

Hospital and Surgeon Report Cards and Patient Sorting by Tae Jung Yoon 


Friday October 25, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Goat Lounge & The Great Hall

6:30pm

Keynote Dinner featuring Bill James
Bill James
Baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work laid the foundation for baseball’s “Moneyball” revolution
Introduction by Michael A Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor, Penn Law School

You must have pre-registered for the dinner in order to attend.

Friday October 25, 2013 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Levy Conference Center S 245
 
Saturday, October 26
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 8:40am
The Goat Lounge

8:00am

Registration
Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 3:15pm
The Great Hall Silverman Hall

8:40am

Session III - Civil Rights
Download Papers

Does Racial Animus Compromise Equal Protection?  Evidence from Kansas Trial Court Judges by Kyung Park
Discussant: Sarah Heller

Racial Disparity at Sentencing for Felony Offenders in New York: Does the Conviction Process Matter? by Shawn Bushway, Shi Yan, and Allison Redlich
Discussant: Sonja Starr 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Shawn Bushway

Shawn Bushway

SUNY Albany
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Sarah Heller

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Kyung Park

Kyung Park

University of Chicago
avatar for Sonja B. Starr

Sonja B. Starr

University of Michigan


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
S 240A

8:40am

Session III - Contracts II
Download Papers

Remedies for the No Read Problem in Consumer Contracting by Ian Ayres and Alan Schwartz
Discussant: Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

An Experimental Test of the Effectiveness of Terms & Conditions by Zev Eigen  
Discussant: Robert Bartlett   

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Ian Ayres

Ian Ayres

Yale Law School
avatar for Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

UC, Berkley
avatar for Zev J. Eigen

Zev J. Eigen

Northwestern U. School of Law
avatar for Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

New York University


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
G 213

8:40am

Session III - Criminal Law II
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Processed as an Adult: A Regression Discontinuity Estimate of the Crime Effects of Charging Juveniles as Adults by Charles Loeffler and Ben Grunwald  
Discussant: Dan Nagin

Walk Like a Man: Do Juvenile Offenders Respond to Being Tried as Adults? by Benjamin Hansen and Glen Waddell  
Discussant: Anne Piehl 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Ben Grunwald

Ben Grunwald

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Benjamin Hansen

Benjamin Hansen

University of Oregon
avatar for Daniel Nagin

Daniel Nagin

Carnegie Mellon University
avatar for Anne Piehl

Anne Piehl

Rutgers University


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
S 240B

8:40am

Session III - Judges & Courts I
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Measuring Inter-Judge Sentencing Variation by David Bjerk and Caleb Mason  
Discussant: Kathie Barnes

Have Inter-Judge Sentencing Disparities Increased in an Advisory Guidelines Regime? Evidence From Booker by Crystal Yang    
Discussant: Susan Yeh 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Kathie Barnes

Kathie Barnes

University of Arizona
avatar for David Bjerk

David Bjerk

Claremont McKenna College
avatar for Crystal Yang

Crystal Yang

University of Chicago Law School
avatar for Susan Yeh

Susan Yeh

George Mason University


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
T 145

8:40am

Session III - Patent I
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The Failed Promise of User Fees: Empirical Evidence from the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Michael Frakes and Melissa Wasserman
Discussant: Lee Petherbridge 

Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges by Eric Helland and Seth Seabury   
Discussant: Bhaven Sampat 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Eric Helland

Eric Helland

Claremont McKenna College
avatar for Lee Petherbridge

Lee Petherbridge

Loyola Marymount University
avatar for Bhaven Sampat

Bhaven Sampat

Columbia University
avatar for Melissa Wasserman

Melissa Wasserman

University of Illinois, College of Law


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
S 280

8:40am

Session III - Public Goods
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The Lower-Bid Bias in Public Procurement by Omer Dekel and Amos Schurr
Discussant: Constantine Boussalis

Big Brother is Watching You - Because Little Brother Has Opened the Door: An Experiment on Information Sharing in Social Networks by Christoph Engel and Joshua Fairfield  
Discussant: Kevin Werbach 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Constantine Boussalis

Constantine Boussalis

Harvard Law School
avatar for Omer Dekel

Omer Dekel

College of Law and Business
avatar for Christopher Engel

Christopher Engel

Max Planck Institute Bonn
avatar for Joshua Fairfield

Joshua Fairfield

Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Josh Fairfield is a nationally recognized scholar on law, governance, economics, and intelligence issues related to technology. He has written on the law and regulation of e-commerce and online contracts and on the application of standard economic models to virtual environments. He has also written on the ethical and legal issues involved in virtual privacy and cyber-security.
avatar for Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach

University of Pennsylvania


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
S 270

8:40am

Session III - Torts
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An Empirical Study of Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injuries Cases by Yun-chien Chang, Theodore Eisenberg, and Tsung Hsien Li
Discussant: John MacDonald

Financial leverage, product quality failures, and product market effects: Evidence from product recalls by Omesh Kini, Jaideep Shenoy, and Venkat Subramaniam
Discussant: Rick Swedloff 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Yun-chien Chang

Yun-chien Chang

Academia Sinica
avatar for John MacDonald

John MacDonald

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Jaideep Shenoy

Jaideep Shenoy

Tulane University
avatar for Rick Swedloff

Rick Swedloff

Rutgers University


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:40am - 10:00am
S 147

10:00am

Break
Saturday October 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:15am
The Goat Lounge

10:15am

Session IV - Administrative Law
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Divided Government and the Fragmentation of American Law by Sean Farhang and Miranda Yaver  
Discussant: Marc Meredith

Experiential Learning and Presidential Management of the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy:  Logic and Evidence from Agency Leadership Appointments by George Krause and Anne Joseph O'Connell  
Discussant: Cary Coglianese

Agency Avoidance of Rulemaking Procedures by Connor Raso  
Discussant: David Zaring

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Cary Coglianese

Cary Coglianese

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Marc Meredith

Marc Meredith

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Anne Joseph O'Connell

Anne Joseph O'Connell

University of California, Berkeley
avatar for Connor Raso

Connor Raso

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
avatar for Miranda Yaver

Miranda Yaver

Columbia University
avatar for David Zaring

David Zaring

University of Pennsylvania


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 240A

10:15am

Session IV - Consumer Credit
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Payday Loan Choices and Consequences by Neil Bhutta, Paige Skiba, and Jeremy Tobacman  
Discussant: Mark Jenkins 

Consumer Borrowing After Payday Loan Bans by Jacob Goldin and Tatiana Homonoff
Discussant: Jeremy Tobacman      

Auto Title Lending and Financial Hardship by Kathryn Fritzdixon  
Discussant: Chris Robertson 

Presenters & Discussants
NB

Neil Bhutta

Federal Reserve Board
KF

Kathryn Fritzdixon

Vanderbilt University
avatar for Jacob Goldin

Jacob Goldin

Princeton University
avatar for Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson

University of Arizona
avatar for Jeremy Tobacman

Jeremy Tobacman

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
T 145

10:15am

Session IV - Corporate Governance II
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Say on Pay Laws: Executive Compensation, CEO Pay Slice, and Firm Value Around the World by Ricardo Correa and Ugur Lel  
Discussant: Robert Jackson Jr. 

Executive Retirement Pay and Incentives by Robert Jackson Jr. and Colleen Honigsberg  
Discussant: Fred Tung

The Effect of the Say-on-Pay Vote in the U.S. by Peter Iliev and Svetla Vitanova  
Discussant: Henry Hansman

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Henry Hansmann

Henry Hansmann

University of Oregon
avatar for Peter Iliev

Peter Iliev

Assistant Prof of Finance, Penn State
avatar for Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Columbia Law School
avatar for Ugur Lel

Ugur Lel

Pamplin School of Business, Virginia Tech
avatar for Fred Tung

Fred Tung

Boston University


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
G 213

10:15am

Session IV - Criminal Law III
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Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Impacts on Time Served and Recidivism by Anita Mukherjee  
Discussant: Eric Helland

Sex Offender Registration and Plea Bargaining by Amanda Agan  
Discussant: Shawn Bushway 

Neighborhood Offending: Do Sex Offenders Reside and Offend in the Same Places? by Amanda Agan and J.J. Prescott  
Discussant: Jennifer Doleac 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Amanda Agan

Amanda Agan

Princeton University
avatar for Shawn Bushway

Shawn Bushway

SUNY Albany
avatar for Jennifer Doleac

Jennifer Doleac

University of Virginia
avatar for Eric Helland

Eric Helland

Claremont McKenna College
avatar for Anita Mukherjee

Anita Mukherjee

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for J.J Prescott

J.J Prescott

University of Michigan


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 147

10:15am

Session IV - International Law
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Substituties or Duplicates? The Relationship Between International and National Bills of Rights by Mila Versteeg
Discussant: Kim Scheppele

Public Opinion, the Laws of War, and Saving Civilians: An Experimental Study by Adam Chilton  
Discussant: David Law

Does the International Criminal Court Deter Torture? by Eamon Aloyo, Yvonne Dutton, and Lindsay Heger
Discussant: Jeff Dunoff 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Adam Chilton

Adam Chilton

University of Chicago Law School
avatar for Jeff Dunoff

Jeff Dunoff

Temple University
avatar for Yvonne Dutton

Yvonne Dutton

Associate Professor, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
avatar for David Law

David Law

Washington University
avatar for Kim Scheppele

Kim Scheppele

Princeton University
avatar for Mila Versteeg

Mila Versteeg

University of Virginia


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 280

10:15am

Session IV - Law & Politics I
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Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury by Valerie Hans, Josh Gastil, and Traci Feller     Discussant: Theodore Ruger

Popular Legitimacy and the Exercise of Legal Authority: Motivating Compliance, Cooperation and Engagement by Tom Tyler and Jonathan Jackson- CANCELLED*

Is There a Universal Comparative Advantage of Self Governance? Comparing Effects of Democracy in Germany and China by Stephan Tontrup and Wolfgang Gaissmaier     
Discussant:  Jacques deLisle
 
* Note, the Popular Legitimacy paper will not be presented. 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for John Gastil

John Gastil

Penn State
John studies deliberative democracy and has devoted considerable energy to understanding how the jury sustains deliberative traditions and aspirations in the mass public. | | His presentation will be with Valerie Hans on the civic impact of service on civil juries. It turns out that variations in key features of civil jury trials moderate the effect of jury service on future electoral participation.
avatar for Valerie Hans

Valerie Hans

Cornell University
avatar for Ted Ruger

Ted Ruger

Univesity of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Stephan Tontrup

Stephan Tontrup

Max Planck Institute


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 240B

10:15am

Session IV - Law & Psych
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"It All Happened So Slow!": The Impact of Action Speed on Assessments of Intentionality by Zachary C. Burns and Eugene M. Caruso  
Discussant: Barbara Spellman

The Presumption of Innocence and the Involuntary Bookmaker by Nicholas Scurich, Ryan Lee and Richard John     
Discussant: Janice Nadler

Mind, Brain, and Character: How Neuroscience Affects People’s Views of Criminal Wrongdoers by Dena Gromet, Geoffrey P. Goodwin, Simone Tang, Thomas Nadelhoffer, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Discussant: Jon Baron 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Jon Baron

Jon Baron

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Zachary Burns

Zachary Burns

Northwestern University
avatar for Dena Gromet

Dena Gromet

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
avatar for Janice Nadler

Janice Nadler

Northwestern University
avatar for Nicholas Scurich

Nicholas Scurich

UC, Irvine
avatar for Barbara Spellman

Barbara Spellman

University of Virginia


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 270

12:15pm

Lunch, Poster Prize Presentation and Remarks
Saturday October 26, 2013 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Levy Conference Center S 245

1:00pm

Session V - Consumer Credit II

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Xiaoling Ang

Xiaoling Ang

Economist at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
NB

Neil Bhutta

Federal Reserve Board
avatar for Will Dobbie

Will Dobbie

Princeton University
KF

Kathryn Fritzdixon

Vanderbilt University
avatar for Dalie Jimenez

Dalie Jimenez

Associate Professor of Law & Jeremy Bentham Scholar, UConn Law School
avatar for Bob Lawless

Bob Lawless

University of Illinois
avatar for Wenli Li

Wenli Li

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
S 240B

1:00pm

Session V - Corporate Governance III
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The Performance of Foundation-Owned Companies by Steen Thomsen and Henry Hansmann
Discussant: Michael Guttentag

Governing Misvalued Firms by Dalida Kadyrzhanova and Matthew Rhodes-Kropf
Discussant: Bernard Black

Differences in Agency Problems between Public and Private Firms: Evidence from Top Management Turnover by Ugur Lel, Darius Miller, and Natalia Reisel  
Discussant: Anthony Casey 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Bernard Black

Bernard Black

Northwestern University
avatar for Anthony Casey

Anthony Casey

University of Chicago
avatar for Michael D. Guttentag

Michael D. Guttentag

Loyola Law School
avatar for Henry Hansmann

Henry Hansmann

University of Oregon
avatar for Ugur Lel

Ugur Lel

Pamplin School of Business, Virginia Tech
avatar for Matthew Rhodes-Kropf

Matthew Rhodes-Kropf

Harvard Business School


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G 213

1:00pm

Session V - Intellectual Property
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How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs) by Paul Heald  
Discussant: Greg Mandel

Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Law’s Creativity Thresholds by Christopher Buccafusco, Jeanne Fromer, Christopher Sprigman, and Zachary Burns
Discussant: Shyam Balganesh

Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search by Stefan Bechtold and Catherine Tucker  
Discussant: Lisa Ouellette 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Shyam Balganesh

Shyam Balganesh

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Stefan Bechtold

Stefan Bechtold

ETH Zurich
avatar for Christopher Buccafusco

Christopher Buccafusco

Chicago-Kent College of Law
avatar for Paul Heald

Paul Heald

University of Illinois
avatar for Greg Mandel

Greg Mandel

Temple University
avatar for Lisa Ouellette

Lisa Ouellette

Yale University


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
S 147

1:00pm

Session V - Law & Politics II
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Confidence in Justice: Evidence from Brazil by Joelson Sampaio, Rodrigo Bueno, and Luciana Cunha    Discussant: Sofia Amaral Garcia 

Political Connectedness and Court Outcomes: Evidence from Chinese Corporate Lawsuits by Haitian Lu, Hongbo Pan, and Chenying Zhang  
Discussant: Richard Yu Zeng

Electoral Institutions, Political Competition and De Facto Judicial Independence by Vineeta Yadav, Bumba Mukherjee
Discussant: John Kastellec 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Jonathan Kastellec

Jonathan Kastellec

Princeton University
avatar for Haitian Lu

Haitian Lu

Associate Professor in Law, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hi, this is Haitian, look forward to meeting you all!
avatar for Joelson Sampaio

Joelson Sampaio

Universidade de São Paulo
avatar for Vineeta Yadav

Vineeta Yadav

Penn State University
RY

Richard Yu Zeng

University of Pennsylvania


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
S 240A

1:00pm

Session V - Legal Education
Download Papers

The Economic Value of a Law Degree by Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre  
Discussant: Josh Fischman

Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers by Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer 
Discussant: Amanda Agan

Does Class Size Reduce the Gender Gap? A Natural Experiment in Law by Daniel Ho and Mark Kelman
Discussant: Jonathan Klick   

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Amanda Agan

Amanda Agan

Princeton University
avatar for Rosa Ferrer

Rosa Ferrer

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
avatar for Josh Fischman

Josh Fischman

Northwestern University
avatar for Daniel Ho

Daniel Ho

Stanford University
avatar for Jonathan Klick

Jonathan Klick

Penn Law School
avatar for Frank McIntyre

Frank McIntyre

Rutgers School of Business
avatar for Michael Simkovic

Michael Simkovic

Seton Hall Law School


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G 214

1:00pm

Session V - Psychology of Crime
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Crime and Social Standing: Testing the Expressive Theory of Punishment by Kenworthey Bilz    
Discussant: Aurelie Ouss

Punishing Collective Entities by Avital Mentovich and Tom Tyler  
Discussant: Max Schanzenbach

Judging the Goring Ox: Retribution Directed Towards Animals by Geoffrey Goodwin and Adam Benforado  
Discussant: Matthew Lister 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Adam Benforado

Adam Benforado

Drexel University
avatar for Kenworthey Bilz

Kenworthey Bilz

University of Illinois
avatar for Matthew Lister

Matthew Lister

University of Denver
avatar for Avital Mentovich

Avital Mentovich

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
avatar for Aurelie Ouss

Aurelie Ouss

Harvard University
avatar for Max Schanzenbach

Max Schanzenbach

Northwestern University


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
T 145

1:00pm

Session V - Regulation
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Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in U.S. Beer Industry by Orley Ashenfelter, Daniel Hosken, and Matthew Weinberg
Discussant: Katja Seim

Environmental Regulation and Compliance: Evidence from the Enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act by Mini Kohli, Tauhidur Rahman, and Endre Stavang
Discussant: Dan Walters

Citizens United, Independent Expenditures, and Agency Costs: Reexamining the Political Economy of State Antitakeover Statutes by Timothy Werner and John Coleman
Discussant: Jed Stiglitz 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Tauhidur Rahman

Tauhidur Rahman

Associate Professor, The University of Arizona
avatar for Katja Seim

Katja Seim

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Jed Stiglitz

Jed Stiglitz

Cornell Law School
avatar for Daniel E. Walters

Daniel E. Walters

Regulation Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Matthew Weinberg

Matthew Weinberg

Drexel University
avatar for Timothy D. Werner

Timothy D. Werner

University of Texas at Austin


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
S 280

3:00pm

Break
Saturday October 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
The Goat Lounge

3:15pm

Session VI - Capital Punishment

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Deborah Denno

Deborah Denno

Fordham University
avatar for John Donohue

John Donohue

Stanford University
avatar for Ashley Rubin

Ashley Rubin

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Florida State University
I study punishment from sociological and historical perspectives.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
G 213

3:15pm

Session VI - Finance

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for James Angel

James Angel

Georgetown University
avatar for Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

UC, Berkley
avatar for Jillian Popadak

Jillian Popadak

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
G 214

3:15pm

Session VI - Government II
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Statutory Interpretation from the Inside: An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part II by Abbe Gluck and Lisa Bressman  
Discussant: Hon. Anthony Scirica

Unitary Innovations and Political Accountability by Jed Stiglitz  
Discussant: Ted Ruger 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Abbe Gluck

Abbe Gluck

Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
avatar for Ted Ruger

Ted Ruger

Univesity of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Hon. Anthony Scirica

Hon. Anthony Scirica

University of Pennsylvania Law School
avatar for Jed Stiglitz

Jed Stiglitz

Cornell Law School


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
S 240A

3:15pm

Session VI - Judges & Courts II
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Can Judicial Evaluation be Crowd-sourced? Evidence from Online Evaluations by Thomas Miles    
Discussant: Shari Diamond

Legal Consistency and the Interplay of Ideological Diversity, Dissents, and Discretionary Review in the Judicial Hierarchy by Deborah Beim and Jonathan Kastellec
Discussant: Ted Eisenberg 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Shari Seidman Diamond

Shari Seidman Diamond

Northwestern University
avatar for Theodore Eisenberg

Theodore Eisenberg

Law, Cornell University
avatar for Jonathan Kastellec

Jonathan Kastellec

Princeton University
avatar for Thomas J. Miles

Thomas J. Miles

University of Chicago Law School


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
S 240B

3:15pm

Session VI - Patent II
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Optimal Patent Term and Cross-Industry Measures of Patent Term Sensitivity by Neel Sukhatme and Judd Cramer  
Discussant: Michael Frakes

Patent Proliferation and the Patent System’s “Cost Disease” by John Golden   
Discussant: Polk Wagner  

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Michael Frakes

Michael Frakes

Cornell Law School
avatar for John Golden

John Golden

UT Austin
avatar for Neel Sukhatme

Neel Sukhatme

Princeton University
avatar for Polk Wagner

Polk Wagner

University of Pennsylvania Law School


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
S 147

3:15pm

Session VI - Tax II
Download Papers

"Looking Through" Corporate Expatriations for Buried Intangibles by Elizabeth Chorvat   
Discussant: Michael Knoll

Did the JOBS Act Benefit Community Banks? A Regression Discontinuity Study by Joshua Mitts    
Discussant: Wulf Kaal 

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for Elizabeth Chorvat

Elizabeth Chorvat

University of Chicago
avatar for Wulf  Kaal

Wulf Kaal

University of St. Thomas
avatar for Michael Knoll

Michael Knoll

Penn Law School
avatar for Joshua Mitts

Joshua Mitts

Law Clerk, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:35pm
S 280

5:00pm

Basketball Game
Optional Basketball Game, sign up here. Meet in the Great Hall at 4:45 pm.

Presenters & Discussants
avatar for David Abrams

David Abrams

Professor of Law, Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton


Saturday October 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Pottruck Gym 3701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA