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2 – 3 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Introduction
Bruno Deffains and Dominique Demougin
Session 1
9:15 – 10:00 What’s the Use of Marriage?
ALESSANDRO CIGNO (University of Florence)
Discussant: Mordechai E. Schwarz
10:00 – 10:45 Subgame Perfect Plea Bargaining in Biform Judicial Contests
MORDECHAI E. SCHWARZ (The Open University of Israel)
Discussant: Alessandro Cigno
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Session 2
11:00- 11:45 Legal Institutions, Innovation and Growth
Luca Anderlini, Leonardo Felli, GIOVANNI IMMORDINO (University of Salerno) and Alessandro Riboni
Discussant: Stefan Voigt
11:45 - 12:30 The Relevance of Judicial Procedure for Economic Growth
Bernd Hayo and STEFAN VOIGT (University of Hamburg)
Discussant: Giovanni Immordino
12:30-13.30 Lunch
Session 3
13:30- 14:15 Financing Litigation: A Comparative Analysis
Bruno Deffains and CLAUDINE DESRIEUX (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
Discussant: Claude Fluet
14:15 - 15:00 Third Party Financing of Litigation: Efficiency Implications in Different Legal Environments and a Formal Model
DOMINIQUE DEMOUGIN (European Business School) and Felix Maultzsch
Discussant: Claudine Desrieux
15:00-15.15 Lunch
Session 4
15:15- 16:00 Punishment as Defiance: Deterrence and Perverse Effects in the Case of Expressive Crime
MARTIN A. LEROCH (University of Mainz)
Discussant: Carlos Bethencourt
16:00 - 16:45 Rational Suicides: Evidence from Changes in Inmates’ Expected Sentence Length
NADIA CAMPANIELLO (CERIS – CNR) and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
Discussant: Martin A. Leroch
16:45 - 17:30 Crime and Social Expenditure: A Political Economic Approach
CARLOS BETHENCOURT (Universidad de La Laguna)
Discussant: Nadia Campaniello
19.30 Conference Dinner


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Session 5
9:15 – 10:00 The Role of Stigma in the Design of Tort Regimes
Bruno Deffains and CLAUDE FLUET (Université de Québec à Montréal)
Discussant: Yolande Hiriart
10:00 – 10:45 Relative Performance of Liability Rules: Experimental Evidence
Vera Angelova, Giuseppe Attanasi and YOLANDE HIRIART (Université de Franche-Comté)
Discussant: Gérard Mondello
10:45 – 11:30 Lenders and Risky Activities: Strict Liability or Negligence Rule?
GÈRARD MONDELLO (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Discussant: Bruce Deffains
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
Session 6
11:45- 12:30 In Dubio Pro Reo Behavioural Explanations of Pro-Defendant Bias in Procedures
Antonio Nicita and MATTEO RIZZOLLI (Free University of Bozen - Bolzano)
Discussant: Sofia Amaral-Garcia
12:30 - 13:15 Civil and Administrative Litigation: Does it Make a Difference? The Case of Medical Malpractice in Spain, 2006-2009
Discussant: Matteo Rizzolli
13:15-14.15 Lunch
Session 7
14:15- 15:00 Bottom-Up: A Law-Making Process
Discussant: Péter Cserne
15:00 - 15:45 Contracts and Morality in Ancient Rome: Lessons from and for Law and Economics
PÉTER CSERNE (Tilburg Law School) and Gergely Deli
Discussant: Romain Espinosa
15:45-16.00 Coffee Break
Session 8
16:00- 16:45 The Interrelationship between Formal and Informal Decentralization and its Impact on Sub-National Governance Performance
THANH THUY VU (Paris X University), Messaoud Zouikri and Bruno Deffains
Discussant: Petal Jean Hackett
16:45 - 17:30 Cutting Too Close? Design Protection and Innovation in Fashion Goods
PETAL JEAN HACKETT (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Thanh Thuy Vu


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