Spring 2012 Seminar
The Crisis and Its Aftermath
Sponsored by the Institute for Law & Economics and the Institute for Law & Rationality
Monday, January 23 - Introduction
Monday, January 30 – David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"States of Bankruptcy"
Monday, February 6 – Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
"Banks, Governments and Debt Crises"
"Banks and Governments, Happily Ever After"
Monday, February 13 – Brett McDonnell, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
"Dampening Financial Regulatory Cycles"
Monday, February 20 – Winter Break: No class
Monday, February 27 – Charles Whitehead, Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law
"The Goldilocks Paradigm: Financial Risk and Staged Regulation"
Monday, March 5 – Bruce Carruthers, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
"The Economy of Promises: On the Origins and Spread of Credit-Rating in 19th c. America"
Monday, March 12 - Spring Break: No Class
Monday, March 19 – Richard Painter, S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School
"The Personal and Professional Responsibility of Investment Bankers"
Monday, March 26 – Steven Davidoff, Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
"Broken Promises: Private Equity Bidding Behavior and the Value of Reputation"
Monday, April 2 - Paul Vaaler, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
"Opportunistic Politicians, Disciplinary Credit Rating Agencies, and the Political Budget Cycle in Developing Democracies" (Paper: "How Do International Bankers Vote in Developing Country Elections?")
Monday, April 9 – Reinier Kraakman, Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law, Harvard Law School,
"Market Efficiency and the Financial Crisis: It's Still a Matter of Information Costs"
Monday, April 16 – Mary Eaton, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
(shortened class, 3:35-4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, April 19 – Ross Levine, James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics and Director, William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, Brown University
"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us"
(special date and time, 12:15-1:15 p.m.)
Monday, April 23 – Adam Levitin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
"Off Balance: A Transactional Genealogy of Scandal"
Wednesday, April 25 – Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law,
Director, Center for Financial Institutions, New York University School of Law
"Intellectual Hazard: How Conceptual Biases Contributed to the Financial Meltdown of 2008"