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Contracts - Economic, Behavioral and Empirical Perspectives

December 29, 2011


9:00-10:45 – Contracts: General Doctrines and Perceptions
Prof. Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago): Custom in the Courts: The Flawed Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy
Commentator: Dr. Yuval Procaccia (The Interdisciplinary Center)
Mr. Uriel Haran (Carnegie Mellon University): A person-Organization Discontinuity in Contract Perception: Why Organizations Can Get Away with Breaking Contracts but Individuals Cannot
Commentator: Prof. Lilach Sagiv (The Hebrew University)

10:45-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-13:00 – Contracts and Cognitive Biases
Ms. Moran Ofir (The Interdisciplinary Center):Investment in Financial Structured Products from Rational and Behavioral Choice Perspectives
Commentator: Dr. Doron Teichman (The Hebrew University)
Prof. Oren Bar-Gill (New York University): Credit Card Pricing: The CARD Act and Beyond
Commentator: Prof. Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv University)

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:45 – Contracts: Economic Analysis
Prof. Assaf Hamdani (The Hebrew University): Second-order Conflicts and Corporate Law
Commentator: Prof. Sharon Hannes (Tel Aviv University)
Prof. Uzi Segal (Boston College): The Puzzling Uniformity of Contingent Fee Rates: An Assortative Matching Solution
Commentator: Dr. Yehonatan Givati (New York University)

15:45-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-18:00 – Specific Contracts
Prof. Yun-Chien Chang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): Tenancy in “Anticommons”? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Co-ownership
Commentator: Ms. Ronit Levine-Schnur (The Hebrew University)
Prof. Orly Lobel (University of San Diego): Innovation Motivation: Behavioral Effects of Post-Employment Restrictions
Commentator: Dr. Ella Miron-Spektor (The Technion)

19:00 Dinner

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