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Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting

October 2-3, 2015
University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS


Friday, October 2, 2015

8:50 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 10:30 Courts & Agencies
  An Empirical Study of Judicial Collegiality
Jonathan Nash

Patent Office Cohorts
Michael Frakes and Melissa Wasserman

Does the IRS Need Further Reform? Or Does IRS Oversight?
Leandra Lederman
10:45 - 12:15 Corporate/Finance I
  Employee Say-on-Pay: Monitoring and Legitimizing Executive Compensation
Rob Rhee

The Death of the Firm
June Carbone & Nancy Levit

Toward Better Mutual Fund Governance
Anita Krug
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Tax
  The Institutionalization of Opportunistic Tax Competition
Omri Marian

The Effect of Tax Expenditures on Automatic Stabilizers: Methods and Evidence
Hautahi Kingi & Kyle Rozema

Taxing Economies of Scale, Scope and Age
Mirit Eyal-Cohen
3:00 - 4:30 Local Governments & Regulation
  Demand for Constitutional Decentralization
Eric Alston

Fraudulent Spinoffs
Vince Buccola

Mismatch: Benchmarks and Anti-Manipulation Law
Gina-Gail Fletcher
4:45 - 6:15 Health Care & Torts
  Fair Competition and False Claims in Off-Label Reimbursement
David Kwok

Aligning Incentives: Not the Remedy for What Ails Healthcare
Wendy Epstein

Causation Actually
Shahar Dillbary
7:30 Dinner


Saturday, October 3, 2015

9:00 - 10:30 Inequality & Discrimination
  Is Inequality Inefficient?
Shi-Ling Hsu

Result Inequality in Family Law
Peg Brinig

Who Forgives Which Churches: Black Churches in Chapter 11
Pamela Foohey
10:45 - 12:15 Corporate/Finance II
  Accelerator Governance:  For-Profit Peer Production and the Motivation of Mentors
Brad Bernthal

Bridgefunding Is Crowdfunding for Startups Across the Series A Gap
Seth Oranburg

Crowdfunding as Dynamic Regulation of Innovation
Wulf Kaal & Erik Vermeulen
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Crime
  Visualizing DNA Proof
Nicholas Georgakopoulos

Stock Price Response to Non- and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Wulf Kaal & Tim Lacine

The Imperial CEO and the Death of the Firm
Bill Black & June Carbone
3:00 - 4:00 Contracts
  Remedying Public Contracts
Eric Singer

Law Governing Adhesive Arbitration Agreements: Politics and Proposals
Steve Ware

This conference is supported by the Paul Yde Law and Economics Fund.