Event Category: The Henry G. Manne Program on the Law and Economics

Program Description: The Manne Faculty Forum is an annual Roundtable, held in September, where junior tenure-track faculty at George Mason University School of Law present draft papers for comment, discussion, and critique by senior faculty at the law school. Each author also invites one other discussant of their choice to participate. Following the Forum, the authors … Continue reading “Manne Faculty Forum”

Program Description: At the American Illness Symposium and Book Project,  twenty-plus contributors from the fields of law, economics, and international relations contributed original articles in an effort to examine the contribution of  the U.S. legal system to the country’s long postwar decline. Currated and edited by former LEC director and Mason law professor F.H. Buckley the project participants … Continue reading “American Illness Symposium and Book Project”

The goal of this event was to continue to promote research in, and present and discuss works in progress related to,  Austrian Law & Economics and related themes such as spontaneous order and public choice, as well as to promote research informed by Austrian themes. The articles presented at this Research Roundtable will be published in a … Continue reading “LEC Research Roundtable on Austrian Law & Economics”

Program Description: The Workshop on Empirical and Experimental Methods for Law Professors is designed to teach law professors the conceptual and practical skills required to (1) understand and evaluate others’ empirical studies, and (2) design and implement their own empirical studies. Participants are not expected to have background in statistical knowledge or empirical skills prior to … Continue reading “Workshop on Empirical and Experimental Methods for Law Professors”

Program Description: Search and online advertising are important parts of the economy. They are also young industries. As such, understanding both the way in which search and online advertising operate as well as how these markets may evolve is fundamental to any economic and policy discussion. A deep understanding of the technology and economics of search, … Continue reading “Conference on The Law and Economics of Search Engines and Online Advertising”

Program Description: By the late 1970’s, the Federal Trade Commission had greatly expanded in size and scope of its powers. The Commission’s size, lack of focus, and overreach of its regulatory mandate drew the ire of parents, business leaders, and members of Congress. No less than The Washington Post opined that the FTC was a “National Nanny.” In … Continue reading “Lessons Since the Reagan Revolution at the FTC: A 30-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Policies”

Program Description: On November 3-4, 2011, the Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies is sponsoring a Research Roundtable on “The Law & Economics of Search Engines and Online Advertising”. Five papers by leading scholars are being presented at this program. Each author makes a brief presentation, then an invited group of discussants provides … Continue reading “Research Roundtable: The Law & Economics of Search Engines and Online Advertising”

Program Description: Traditional merger analysis focuses on the degree to which a combination of producers is likely to lessen competition on price, output, and quality.  The relationship between short-run market performance and innovation, however, is uncertain.  In “Schumpeterian” competition, markets may be characterized by high degrees of concentration, but competition is still vibrant as firms jockey … Continue reading “Dynamic Competition and Current Merger Policy”

Program Description: The LEC and Environmental Law Society are co-hosting a Mock Supreme Court Argument on Climate Change from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Founders Hall Auditorium, George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201, to examine critical arguments from Native Village of Kivalina v ExxonMobil … Continue reading “Mock Supreme Court Argument on Climate Change”

Program Description: Search and social media are important parts of the economy. They are also young industries. As such, understanding both the way in which search and social media operate as well as how these markets may evolve is fundamental to any economic and policy discussion.  A deep understanding of the technology and economics of search, … Continue reading “Second Annual Conference on Competition, Search, and Social Media”