Academic conference

Sloan Conference on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Financial Regulation

Date: 
10.18.2013 - 10.19.2013
Location: 
October 18, Room D, and October 19, Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme mholme@uchicago.edu

Government agencies like the EPA frequently use benefit-cost analysis in order to evaluate proposed regulations. By contrast, financial agencies like the SEC and CFTC rarely use benefit-cost analysis, and in recent years have seen regulations struck down by the courts because of regulators’ failure to use benefit-cost analysis or flaws in their benefit-cost analyses.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Conference on A Rational Choice Approach to Judging

Date: 
10.04.2013 - 10.05.2013
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

In their book The Behavior of Federal Judges, Lee Epstein, William Landes, and Richard Posner challenge the traditional legalist and realist accounts of judging by presenting a labor market theory of judicial behavior. Judges are workers whose behavior is shaped by the conditions and incentives of their employment.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
William M. Landes
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles

Conference on Revelation Mechanisms and the Law

Date: 
05.31.2013 - 06.01.2013
Location: 
V

A central problem facing legal systems is that often one party has private information. Mechanism design provides a set of tools from economics that may allow legal systems to make optimal decisions in this context.

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Eric Posner

"Tips about Tips and Stuff about Staff: Hiring Food Service Workers"

Presented by IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship students Michael Lanahan and Ben Montanez. This panel was recorded at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's "Recipe for Success" symposium on April 27, 2013.


47:00 minutes (43.03 MB)

"Stove Sweet Stove: Finding a Space"

Presented by IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship students Mike Educate and Patrick Herndon. This panel was recorded at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's "Recipe for Success" symposium on April 27, 2013.


54:42 minutes (50.09 MB)

Colloquium on Asylums and Prisons: Deinstitutionalization and Decarceration

Date: 
05.03.2013
Location: 
International House
Contact info (email or phone): 

bharcourt@uchicago.edu

The Kanter Project on Mass Incarceration at the University of Chicago Law School presents

Asylums and Prisons: Deinstitutionalization and Decarceration
A Colloquium and Conversation at the University of Chicago

Women in Prison: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences Around the World (Panel Discussion and Report Launch)

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

skalantry@uchicago.edu

There has been an increase in the rate of women’s imprisonment in many countries around the world.  Yet many countries fail to adequately address the unique issues raised when women are deprived of their liberty.  The panelists will discuss the causes of the increase in rates of imprisonment, including the global war on drugs and drug use.  They will also address the conditions o

Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi

Date: 
04.30.2013
Location: 
Logan Arts Center Performance Hall

When President Gerald Ford nominated renowned lawyer and legal scholar Edward Levi to be United States Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

Conference on Developing Regulatory Policy in the Context of Deep Uncertainty: Legal, Economic, and Natural Science Perspectives

Date: 
04.26.2013 - 04.27.2013
Location: 
V

Regulators often face deep uncertainty about the probable effects of different regulatory choices. For example, they must choose procedures for the storage of nuclear waste, set financial standards for banks, approve drugs, and decide on carbon dioxide emissions standards when they cannot predict the full set of probable consequences from their choices.

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
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