JEP

Economics Institute for Judges, Week One, October 20-25, 2013

Agenda

Sunday, October 20

Classes and dinner held at Le Méridien Arlington, Vivace Room

3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Registration,  Vivace Foyer

4:30 - 4:45 pm

 

Welcome

 

D. Bruce JohnsenProfessor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Director, Judicial Education Program, Law & Economics Center 

4:45 - 6:15 pm

 

Icebreaker Activity

 

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

6:15 - 8:30 pm

 

Reception & Dinner

 

History of the LEC | Johnsen

 

Monday, October 21

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 and Dean, George Mason University School of Law

 

Economic Thinking | Johnsen

 

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

9:30 - 11:00 am

 

Market Magic and Price Formation

 

David EilAssistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, George Mason University

11:15 - 12:30 pm

 

Supply, Demand, and Mutually Beneficial Exchange | Johnsen

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapters I and II 

12:30 - 1:15 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

1:15 - 2:45 pm

 

Property Rights and Exchange | Johnsen

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter I, §B

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

3:00 - 4:15 pm

 

Introduction to Behavioral Economics

 

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

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter I, §B

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

Christine Jolle, "Behavioral Law and Economics," in Behavioral Economics and Its Application, Peter Diamond and Hannu Vartiainen eds., Princeton University Press (2007)

4:15 pm

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

 

Tuesday, October 22

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

 

Markets in Action

 

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

 

Reading Assignment:
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)

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Economics of Civil Procedure I | Kobayashi

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter III, §C

11:00 - 12:15 pm

 

Economics of Civil Procedure II | Kobayashi

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter III, §C

12:15 - 1:00 pm

 

Lunch, Rear Atrium

1:00 - 2:15 pm

 

Competition and Monopoly | Cooper

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter VII (Skim entire chapter)

2:30 - 3:45 pm

 

Horizontal and Vertical Restraints | Cooper

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter VII.C.2 and D.5.a,b

3:45 pm

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

 

Wednesday, October 23

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

 

Externalities, Property Rights, and the Coase Theorem | Johnsen

 

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

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Information Costs and Transaction Costs | Johnsen

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter V, §§A and B

11:00 - 12:15 pm

 

Economics of Insurance | Johnsen

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter VI, §B

12:15 pm

 

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

 

Thursday, October 24

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

 

Risk, Injury and Liability | Johnsen

 

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter VI, §§A and C, pp. 255-258

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Monopolization and Single Firm Conduct | Johnsen

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter VII, §D.5.d

Verizon v. Law Offices of Curtis v. Trinko, 540 US 398 (2004)
Opinion
Concurrence

10:45 am

Group Photo

6:10 pm

Bus Departs, Le Méridien for Gadsby's Tavern

6:30 - 8:45 pm

 

Reception & Dinner, Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia

8:45 pm

Bus Departs, Gadsby's Tavern for Le Méridien Arlington

 

Friday, October 25

Classes held at Le Méridien Arlington, Vivace Room

7:00 - 7:50 am

 

Breakfast, Vivace Foyer

8:00 - 9:15 am

 

Public Choice: Concepts

 

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

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter III, §§A and B; Chapter VII, §D.2

9:15 - 9:45 am

 

Break, Check Out of Hotel — Check Bags

9:45 - 11:00 am

 

Public Choice: Applications | Zywicki

 

Reading Assignment:
Butler and Drahozal, Chapter III, §B

11:15 - 12:15 pm

 

Review | Johnsen

12:15 pm 

Adjourn