2017 HKUST Workshop on Law and Economics

December 18-19, 2017
Department of Economics, School of Business and Management
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Conference Venue: Room 1005, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST

Program Schedule [ PDF version ]


Day 1: December 18, 2017 (Monday)


8:45 - 8:50am Opening Remark


8:50 - 9:40am Evidence Suppression by Prosecutors: Violations of the Brady Rule (with Jennifer F. Reinganum), Andrew F. Daughety, Vanderbilt University


9:40 - 10:30am Information Acquisition under Persuasive Precedent versus Binding Precedent (with Ying Chen), Hülya Eraslan, Rice University


10:30 - 11:00am Coffee / Tea Break


11:00 - 11:50am An Economic Model of Patent Exhaustion (with Olena Ivus and Ted Sichelman), Edwin Lai, HKUST


11:50am - 12:40pm Price Discrimination in Cartels, Heiko Gerlach, University of Queensland


12:40 - 2:00pm Lunch at Unique


2:00 - 2:50pm Product Safety, Contracts, and Liability (with Xinyu Hua), Kathryn E. Spier, Harvard Law School


2:50 - 3:40pm Can Blockchain Solve the Hold-Up Problem in Contracts?, Richard Holden, University of New South Wales


3:40 - 4:10pm Coffee / Tea Break


4:10 - 5:00pm TBA, Guofu Tan, University of South California


5:00 - 5:50pm Supervisory Efficiency, Collusion, and Contract Design (with Xiaogang Che and Le Zhang), Yangguang Huang, HKUST


6:00pm Departure for Dinner at Sing Kee in Sai Kung



Day 2: December 19, 2017 (Tuesday)


8:50 - 9:40am Third Party Litigation Funding with Informative Signals: Equilibrium Characterization and the Effects of Admissibility (with Ronen Avraham), Abraham L. Wickelgren, University of Texas at Austin School of Law


9:40 - 10:30am Attorney Fee Structure, Incentives, and Litigation Outcomes (with Szu Hsien Ho), Kong-Pin Chen, Academia Sinica


10:30 - 11:00am Coffee / Tea Break


11:00 - 11:50am Judicial Mechanism Design (with Bruno Strulovici), Ron Siegel, Pennsylvania State University


11:50am - 12:40pm Liability in Markets for Credence Goods (with Jianpei Li and Jin Zhang), Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado, Boulder


12:40 - 12:45pm Concluding Remark


12:45pm Lunch at Unique


6:30pm Dinner (by invitation only)