The Fred Dunbar Colloquium in Law and Economics analyzes six new working papers by leading scholars of law and economics. We spend two sessions on each paper. During the first, we discuss the paper and background literature. During the second, the author joins us and discusses the paper with seminar members, law faculty, and other members of the Columbia community. In preparation for the second session, students write short (three to four page) critiques of the author's paper. Final grades will be based on the bi-weekly critiques and seminar participation. Although there are no formal prerequisites for this seminar, students will find it challenging to read and critique the working papers if they have limited background in economics and statistics. This colloquium is supported by NERA.
The class meets every other week.
NOTE: Grading is Credit/Fail (CR/F).