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CLASS Workshops
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)

Location: USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch served at 11:50 a.m.; Talk begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)
Day: Mondays

Hard copies of all CLASS papers are available in room 461.
Online copies can be downloaded by clicking the title of the paper below as they become available. When not available for download, copies will be emailed to members of the CLASS email list. To join the list, please click here.

(Please note that some topics are to be announced)

Spring 2017

  • January 09 - Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School)

    Title: “Do Conflict of Interest Disclosures Work: Evidence from Citations in Medical Journals”

  • January 23 - Yanhui Wu (USC Marshall School of Business)

    Title: “Are Arbitrators Political? Evidence from International Investment Arbitration”

  • January 30 - Jonathan Barnett (USC)

    Title: “Patent Tigers: The New Geography of Global Innovation”

  • February 06 - Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv University/University of Chicago Law School)

    Title: "Liability for Personal Governmental Services"

  • February 13 - Peter Rosendorff (NYU-Visiting Spring 2017 USC Law Professor)

    Title: Why do Autocrats Disclose? Economic Transparency and Inter-Elite Politics in the Shadow of Mass Unrest

  • February 27 - Dan Kahan (Yale Law School)

    Title: "Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-government"

  • March 06 - Leda Cosmides (UC Santa Barbara)

    Title: "Can race be erased?"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
    Download: Cosmides Paper1
    Download: Cosmides Paper2

  • March 20 - Amy Lerman (UC Berkeley Political Science) *Room 118/120 (Please note room change)

    Title: “When Laws Change, Does Public Opinion Follow?”

  • March 27 - Kathryn Judge (Columbia)

    Title: "Investor-Driven Financial Innovation"
    Download: Judge Paper

  • April 03 - Miguel di Figueiredo (University of Connecticut School of Law)

    Title: “Does Sentencing Juveniles as Adults Increase Recidivism?”

  • April 10 - Tess Wilkinson-Ryan (University of Pennsylvania)

    Title: "The Behavioral Paradox of Boilerplate"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
    Download: Wilkinson-Ryan Paper

  • April 17 - Ben Graham (USC School of International Relations)

    Title: "Secure From What? Theorizing and Measuring Property Rights Security"

  • April 24 - Jens Prüfer (Tilburg School of Economics and Management)

    Title: “Religion, Moral Attitudes & Economic Behavior”

  • May 01 - Eric Allen (USC Marshall School of Business)

    Title: “It's All Fun and Games Until You Have to Explain Something New: Tax benefits, non-tax costs, and the organizational form choices of venture-capital backed startup firms”

Fall 2016

  • August 22 - Nicholas Scurich (UC Irvine)

    Title: “Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • August 29 - Keith E. Whittington (Princeton)

    Title: “The Political History of Judicial Review.”

  • September 12 - Steven Clark (UC Riverside)

    Title: "Legitimacy, Accuracy, and Eyewitness Identification"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • September 19 - Seth Seabury (USC Schaeffer)

    Title: Self-Insuring Against Liability Risk: Evidence from Physician Home Values in States with Unlimited Homestead Exemptions

  • September 26 - Simon Wilkie (USC) & Hyojin Song (Microsoft Research)

    Title: “The Price of Privacy in the Cloud: The Economic Consequences of Mr. Snowden”

  • October 03 - Irene Yi (USC PhD Student) & John Matsusaka (USC Marshall School of Business)

    Title: “Opportunistic Proposals by Union Shareholders”

  • October 10 - Jonathan Koehler (Northwestern Law)

    Title: “Science, Technology, or Examiner Experience: What Influences Jurors' Judgments About Forensic Science Testimony?”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • October 17 - Christopher Elmendorf (UC Davis)

    Title: “Words vs. Pictures: How Should We Represent Candidates’ Race and Ethnicity in Experiments on Voter Discrimination?”

  • October 24 - Jonathan Eyer & Matthew Kahn (USC Econ)

    Title: “Prolonging Coal’s Sunset: The Causes and Consequences of Local Protectionism for a Declining Polluting Industry”

  • October 31 - Peter T. Leeson (George Mason University)

    Title: “Witch Trials”

  • November 07 - Tom Lyon (USC)

    Title: "Spatial Language, Question Type, and Young Children's Ability to Describe Clothing: Legal and Developmental Implications"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • November 14 - Wayne Sandholtz (USC)

    Title: "Implementing the International Criminal Court "

  • November 21 - Christoph Engel (Max Planck Institute)

    Title: "You are in Charge. Experimentally Testing the Motivating Power of Holding a (Judicial) Office"

  • November 28 - Abby Wood (USC)

    Title: "Campaign Finance Transparency and Voter Competence"

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