2015 Program


Second Latin American Workshop
in Law and Economics (Mexico City, 2015)

Updated program (please click here to download a pdf version)

Thursday November 19th

Coffee and Registration (8:30 – 9:00AM)

Welcome: Jorge Cerdio (Law School Dean, ITAM) and Luis Pereda (Law School Dean, Universidad Anahuac del Sur), 9:00-9:15AM.

Session 1: Crime and Law Enforcement (9:15 AM – 12:45 PM)
Chair: Alvaro Bustos, PUC-Chile.

– João Pinho de Mello, INSPER, Brazil
“Pax Monopolista and Crime: the Case of the Emergence of the Primeiro Comando da Capital in São Paulo”.

– Emilio Gutiérrez, ITAM.
“Fighting Crime with a little Help from my Friends: Party Affiliation, Inter-jurisdictional Cooperation, and Crime in Mexico”.

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

– Daniel Ortega, CAF, Venezuela.
“No al gatillo fácil: Experimental evidence from a rational use of force training program in Argentina”.

– Daniel Mejía, Universidad de Los Andes.
“Hotspots policing in a high crime environment: An experimental evaluation in Medellin”.

Lunch (1:00 – 2:30 PM)

Session 2: Courts and Litigation (2:45 – 6:15 PM)
Chair: Jorge Luis Silva, Public Sector Governance Unit, World Bank.

– Mauricio Bugarin, University of Brasilia.
Ex-ante Executive Regulation versus ex-post Judicial Activism: A game theoretic analysis of the main trade-offs”.

– Osmar Lannes, Brazilian Federal House of Representatives.
Power, composition and decision-making in the Brazilian Supreme Court”.

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

– Juan González: ITAM.
“Estimating Judicial Ideal-Points in Latin America”.

– Andrei Gomberg, ITAM.
Inattention or bias: Evidence from judicial decisions”.

Dinner (8:00 – 10:00 PM) Main Speaker: Lewis Kornhauser, New York University, USA. “A Theory of Judicial Deference”

Friday November 20th

Coffee and Registration (8:30 – 9:00AM)

Session 3: Regulation, Antitrust, and Regulated Industries (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Chairs: Carlos Mena, COFECE and Guillermo Zúñiga, CRE.

– Fernando Beltran, University of Auckland.
“The transition to an all-IP, fiber-based open-access telecommunications infrastructure and the challenges it poses to regulatory reform in New Zealand”.

– Steven Puller, Texas A&M University.
“Challenges in Pricing Retail Electricity Efficiently”.

Coffee Break (15 minutes)

– Matthew Weinberg, Drexel University.
“Can Mergers Facilitate Collusion? Empirical Evidence from U.S. Brewing”.

– Juan Pablo Montero, PUC-Chile.
“Discounts and Exclusionary Practices”.

Cocktail lunch (1:00 – 2:30 PM)