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Program of the 4th International Meeting in Law & Economics


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"All sessions will be held in the MIEE building Theater and lunches in room Keynes of the FSEG building."



Thursday, 1 June

Registration 8:30 am – 8:50 am

Welcoming address 8:50 am – 9:00 am


Keynote Address – Chair: Béatrice Dumont (CEPN and Paris 13)

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Yann Ménière (European Office of Patents) The role of the Patent System in the European Economy


10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Coffee break


Session 1 – Compliance and Standards – Chair: Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX and Paris Nanterre)

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Barbara Luppi (University of Modena), Alice Guerra (Copenhagen Business School, Department of Business and Politics) and Francesco Parisi (University of Minnesota) Standards of Proof and Civil Litigation: a Game-Theoretic Analysis. downloadfileadmin/fichiers/ERUDITE/Evenements/Colloque_et_conferences/4th_Law___Economics/4_IMLE/Luppi_2017.pdf

11:15 am – 12:00 am: Baptiste Massenot (Goethe University Frankfurt and Research Center SAFE), C Thöni, and M Maraki Legal compliance and litigation spending under the English and American rule: Experimental evidence download

12:00 am – 12:45 am: Axel Gautier (University of Liège) and Nicolas Petit (Liège Institut for Competition Policy) – Smallest Salable Patent Practicing Unit and Component Licensing: Why $1 is not $1. download


12:45 am – 2:00 pm: Lunch


Session 2 – Law Enforcement and Crime – Chair: Marie Obidzinski (CRED and Paris 2)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto & University of Essex, IZA) and Vikram Maheshri (University of Huston) – Criminal Displacement: Evidence from Guard's Dilemmas Faced by Italian Banks.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Nadia Campaniello (University of Essex and IZA) and Evelina Gravillova (NHH Norwegian School of Economics) – Uncovering the Gender Participation Gap in Crime. download


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:  Coffee break


Session 3 – Institutions and Markets – Chair: Claude Matthieu (ERUDITE and Paris-Est)

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Jerg Gutmann (University of Hamburg), Bernd Hayo (University of Marburg), and Stefan Voigt (University of Hamburg) – Correlates and Determinants of Direct Democracy

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm: James Cameron Spindler (Texas Law School) – We Have a Consensus on Fraud on the Market – And It’s Wrong.


Friday, 2 June


Session 4 – Fee Shifting and Litigations – Chair: Claudine Desrieux (CRED and Paris 2)

9:00 am – 9:45 am: Margherita Saraceno (University of Milano-Bicocca) and Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (Amsterdam Center for L&E) Fee Shifting and Accuracy in Adjudication. download

9:45 am – 10:30 am : Yassine Lefouili (Toulouse School of Economics), Christian Helmers (Santa Clara University), Brian Love (Santa Clara University) and Luke McDonagh (City, University of London) – The Effect of Fee Shifting on Litigation: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK. download


10:30 am – 11:00 am:  Coffee break


Session 5 – Economics of Competition Law – Chair: Arnold Vialfont (ERUDITE and Paris Est)

11:00 am – 11:45 am: Niklas Dürr (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation), Wolfgang Briglauer, Oliver Falck and Kai Hüschelrath Does State aid for broadband deployment in rural areas close the digital and economic divide? download

11:45 am – 12:30 am: Anne-Lise Sibony (Université Catholique de Louvain) A behavioural turn in EU Antitrust ?


12:30 am – 2:00 pm: Lunch


Session 6 – Markets, Innovations, and the Law – Chair: Jacques Pelletan (LED and Paris 8)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Tracy Lewis (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University) and Alan Schwartz (Yale Law School) – Platforms for Technology: An Alternative to Markets for Know-how. download

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Florian Baumann (University of Bonn) and Tim Friehe (University of Marburg) Product design and ex-post remedy incentives with software-based products. download



3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:  Coffee break



Session 7 – Law, Finance, and Entrepreneurship – Chair: Nadine Levratto (EconomiX and Paris Nanterre)

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Paige Marta Skiba (Vanderbildt University) – The Effect of Having More Time to Repay a Payday Loan: Implications for Understanding Borrower Myopia. download

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Maurizio La Rocca (University of Calabria)Local financial development and financial decisions. download


5:30 pm: Concluding words