LAWLE 2022

LAWLE 2022

8th Latin American Workshop in Law and Economics

Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

November 17-18, 2022

 (Last updated on November 15, 2022)

CALL FOR PAPERS (in PDF) (Submissions closed)

Program in PDF with links to the papers.



Each paper has 40 minutes (25-30 presenter + 15-10 Q&A)


Thursday, November 17

8:00-8:30. Coffee

8:30- 8:45. Welcome: Eleonora Lozano: Dean, School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes

8:45-13:00. Session 1. Courts:

Chair: Jorge Gonzalez Jacome, Professor Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

“Judicial Vetoes: Decision making in Mixed Selection Constitutional Courts”.  Lydia Tiede: Professor University of Houston.

“Regulating Constitution-Making”. Adam Chilton: Professor University of Chicago.

Judicial Transformation: Selection or Defection? An Empirical Analysis of Constitutional Review Voting in the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, 2003-2021 Lucia Dalla Pellegrina: Professor University of Milan-Bicocca.

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

Punishing Terrorists in the Spanish Supreme Court: Has Ideology Played a Role?Nuno Garoupa. Professor George Mason University.

Candidates or Courts? Who Wins the Reliability Battle?”. Carlos Pereira:Professor Getúlio Vargas Foundation; André Klevenhusen: Ph.D. candidate Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

When Do Judges Anchor to Litigants’ Numbers? Anthony Niblett: Professor University of Toronto.

13:00 – 15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-18:35. Session 2. Regulation:

Chair: Andrés Palacios, Professor Universidad del Rosario.

Optimal Consumer Regulation when Consumers Make Inferences from Regulatory Policy”. Abraham Wickelgren: Professor University of Texas at Austin.

“Coping with Uncertainty. Some Useful Tools for Water Regulation”. Julian Lopez: Professor Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia.

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

The ‘CorE’ Dynamics of Corporate Soft-Regulation Compliance: Theory and Evidence”. Álvaro Bustos: Professor Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

The problem of negotiation in public procurements: An auction-theoretic analysis for the private values case”. Mauricio Bugarin: Professor University of Brasilia.

The Social Divide of Urban Land-Use Regulatory Changes: Evidence from Chile”. Diego Gil: Professor Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

19:30 – 21:30. Dinner


Friday, November 18

9:15-12:50. Session 3. Private Law and Institutions:

Chair: Alvaro Bustos, Professor Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

The Interaction of Policing and Penalties”. Jonathan Klick. Professor University of Pennsylvania.

Information and Lawyer Quality: Evidence from a Field Experiment in a Mexican Labor Court”. Joyce Sadka. Professor ITAM.

“Controlling Externalities: Ownership Structure and Cross-Firm Externalities”. Dhammika Dharmapala: Professor University of Chicago (online).

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

Political Career Incentives and Corruption: A Lab Experiment”. Cesar Martinelli Professor George Mason University.

Dormant Voters, Social Media, and Strategic Radicalism”. Adriana C. Portugal: Auditor External Control for Brazilian Federal District Courts.

13:15-15:15. Lunch. Main Speaker:

The Reasonable Person Standard. Scott Baker:  Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development and William F. & Jessica L. Kirsch Professor of Law at Washington University at Saint Louis.



Jorge Gonzalez Jacome (Universidad de los Andes), Chair

Eleonora Lozano (Universidad de Los Andes, Uniandes)

Alvaro Bustos (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, PUC-Chile)

Joyce Sadka (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM)

Mauricio Bugarin (Universidade de Brasília, UnB)

Nuno Garoupa (Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, GMU)