Archive for October, 2011

11/17 Lunch: Professor David M. Driesen, Syracuse University College of Law

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Financial and Climate Regulation:  Macro or Micro?

For many years now, experts have addressed both financial and environmental regulation through a microeconomic lens.  Under this approach, regulation is viewed as an analogue to a market transaction and its efficiency evaluated primarily through a cost-benefit analysis predicated on standard neoclassical assumptions. (more…)

10/20 Lunch: Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley and Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Friday, October 14th, 2011

“FTC Protecting Competition and Consumers:  Economics of Loyalty Pricing and Debt Collection”

UPDATE: Slides from the talk may be downloaded here: SGE Farrell slides October 2011