2021 Program

This is the Program page of LAWLE 2021

(updated November 17, 2021)

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Seventh Latin American Workshop in Law and Economics

Arlington, VA, USA, November 19, 2021


(Click the paper’s title to read the paper)

Each paper has 40 minutes, about 20 min presentation and 20 min Q&A.

Time is US East Coast



Meeting ID: 969 5355 1745

Passcode: 371777

Friday, November 19, 2021

8:55am – Welcome remarks by LAWLE board

9:00am – 10:20am – Session I – Chair: Mauricio Bugarin

Luciana Yeung, Incentives for Litigation in Labor Courts: Litigation as a ‘Win-Win’ Game

Jon Klick, Binding the Grabbing Hand: Effects of State Laws Limiting Private Use Takings (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

10:30-11:50am  – Session II – Chair: Jorge Gonzalez Jacome

Jorge Lemus Encalada, Strategic Delay in Patent Enforcement (with Erik Hovenkamp and John L. Turner)

Abe Wickelgren, Optimal Merger Standards for Potential Competition: The Effect of Ex Ante Investment Incentives

12pm-12:40pm  – Session III – Chair: Alvaro Bustos

Josh Teitelbaum, Computational Complexity and Tort Deterrence

2:00pm-4:00pm – Session IV – Chair: Joyce Sadka

Ariel Casarin, Strategic Inefficiency in Investor-State Arbitration (with Luciana Nicollier) (no link to the paper at authors’ request)

Nicolas Grau, An Observational Implementation of the Outcome Test with an Application to Ethnic Prejudice in Pretrial Detentions (with Damian Vergara; Appendix)

Megan Stevenson, The Multidimensional Impacts of Incarceration (with five co-authors)

 4:15pm-5:00pm – Session V – Chair: Nuno Garoupa

Katharina Pistor, The Laws of Capitalism

5:05pm – Closing remarks by LAWLE board