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Invited Speakers: Gani Aldashev (University of Namur); Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School); Rafael Matta (University of Amsterdam); Florencio Lopez de Silanes (EDHEC); Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam); Jens Prüfer (Tilburg University) and Barry Weingast (Stanford University). Location: Oostindisch huis (VOC room E0.02)

Event details of ACLE Spring Meeting 2013
Date 21 May 2013
Time 09:30 -17:30
Oost-Indisch Huis
Room Oostindisch huis - Room E0.02 (VOC room)


(Program organizer: Carmine Guerriero (ACLE))


09:30 – 10:00: Welcome and coffee


10:00 – 11:50: Endogenous Enforcement Institutions

Chair: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (ACLE)

Barry Weingast (Stanford): The Violence Trap: A Political-Economic Approach to the Problems of Development  (with Gary Cox and Douglas North)
Discussant: Brian Burgoon (UvA)
Gani Aldashev (Namur): Endogenous Enforcement Institutions (with Giorgio Zanarone).
Discussant: Kaj Thomsson (Maastricht)


11:50 – 12:50: Informal lunch


12:50 – 14:40: Endogenous Legal Institutions

Chair: Adrienne de Moor (ACLE)
Enrico Perotti (ACLE): The Emergence of the Corporate Form (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker)
Discussant: Martijn Punt (Punt & van Hapert Advocaten)
Jens Prüfer (Tilburg): Business Associations and Private Ordering
Discussant: Randolph Sloof (UvA)


14:40 – 15:00: Break


15:00 – 17:10: Property and Liability

Chair: Arnoud Boot (ACLE)
Rafael Matta (UVA) and Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes (EDHEC): Improved Creditor Protection and Verifiability in the U.S. (with Erasmo Giambona).
Discussant: Saskia Lavrijssen (UvA)
Henry Hansmann (Yale): The Performance of Foundation-Owned Companies (with Steen Thomsen)
Discussant: Mirjam van Praag (UvA)


17:10 – 17:30: Refreshments


(Each paper is assigned 55 minutes: 30 for presentation, 5 for discussion, and 20 for questions from the floor)


Oost-Indisch Huis

Room Oostindisch huis - Room E0.02 (VOC room)

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam

Next day: ACLE Empirical Legal Studies Workshop - 22 May

The day after the Spring Meeting there will be an Empirical Legal Studies Workshop.
For more information see the link below.