AGEP

AGEP Economics Institute, September 29-October 2, 2013

Agenda
 

Sunday, September 29

Classes and dinner held at Le Méridien Arlington

3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Registration, Vivace Foyer

4:00 - 5:30 pm 

 

Welcome

 

 

Karen M. Czarnecki Director, Education, Law & Economics Center

 

 

Class 1: Economic Thinking

 

 

D. Bruce Johnsen, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of law

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Economic Analysis for Lawyers,2nd Ed., Carolina Academic Press (2006): Chapters I and II

5:45 - 6:30 pm

 

Class 2: Supply, Demand, and Mutually Beneficial Exchange | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter 1 §B and Chapter II

6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Reception & Dinner, Adagio Room

 

 

History of the LEC | Johnsen

 

 

 

Monday, September 30

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for George Mason University School of Law

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00 - 9:15 am

 

Welcome

 

 

Daniel D. Polsby, Professor of Law and Dean, George Mason University School of Law

 

 

Class 3: Law & Economics in the Courts | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter III, §C

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Class 4: Property Rights & Exchange | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter I, §B

Johnsen, "Salmon, Science and Reciprocity on the Northwest Coast," Ecology and Society. 14(2): 43 (2009)

11:00 - 12:30 pm

 

Class 5: Market Magic and Price Formation

 

 

Davil Eil, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, George Mason University

12:30 - 1:30 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

1:30 - 2:45 pm

 

Class 6: Public Choice I

 

 

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter III, §§A and B; Chapter VII, §D.2

Stearns & Zywicki, Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law, Thomas Reuters, (2009) pp. 76-82, 84-89, and 153-165.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Class 7: Public Choice II | Zywicki

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter III, §B

Stearns & Zywicki, pp. 297-323, 383-405, and 556-557.

4:15 - 5:30 pm

 

Class 8: Externalities, Property Rights, and the Coase Theorem | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter I, §B

D. Bruce Johnsen. From: "'Late Rut' will Promote Buck Movement,"  Houston Chronicle, December 20, 1984. 

5:30 pm

 

Bus Departs, George Mason University School of Law for Le Méridien Arlington

 

 

Dinner on your own

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 1

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington to George Mason University School of Law

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00 - 9:15 am

 

Class 9: Competition and Monopoly

 

 

James C. Cooper Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter VII, skim entire chapter

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Class 10: Game Theory, Subjective Value 

 

 

Bruce H. Kobayashi Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter I, §D; Chapter II, §C.2

Sanhai Bhagut and Roberta Romano, Event Studies and the Law: Part I: Technique and Corporate Litigation, American Law and Economics Review. V4 N1 2002 (141-167)(2002)

11:00 - 12:15 pm

 

Class 11: Markets in Action | Kobayashi

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter I, §D; Chapter II, §C.2

Sanhai Bhagut and Roberta Romano, Event Studies and the Law: Part I: Technique and Corporate Litigation, American Law and Economics Review. V4 N1 2002 (141-167)(2002)

12:15 - 1:00 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

1:15 - 2:30 pm

 

Class 12: Competition and Monopoly II: Cartels, Mergers, and Monopolization | Cooper

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter VII, §§C and D.5

2:45 - 3:45 pm

 

Class 13: Information Costs and Transaction Costs | Cooper

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter V, §§A and B

4:00 - 5:15 pm

 

Class 14: Consumer Credit | Zywicki

 

 

"America's Debt Paranoia"

"The Market for Information and Credit Card Regulation"

"Money to Go"

5:15 pm

 

Bus Departs,  George Mason University School of Law for Le Méridien Arlington

6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Reception, Terrace

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 2

Classes held at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, Room 215

7:00 & 7:30 am

 

Bus Departs, Le Méridien Arlington for George Mason University School of Law

Please bring your bags with you

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Rear Atrium

8:00- 9:15 am

 

Class 15: Risk, Injury & Liability | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter VI, §§A and C, pp 255-258

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Class 16: Economics of Insurance | Johnsen

 

 

Butler & Drahozal, Chapter VI, §B

11:00 - 12:15 pm

 

Class 17: Introduction to Behavioral Economics | Cooper

 

 

James C. Cooper & William E. Kovacic, "Behavioral Economics and Its Meaning for Antitrust Agency Decision Making," V8 Journal of Law & Economic (779)(2002)

Christine Jolls, "Behavioral Law and Economics," in Behavioral Economics and its Applications, Peter Diamond and Hannu Vartiainen eds., Princeton University Press (2007)

12:15 pm

 

Adjourn