Law and Development Colloquium

Spring 2023
Alternate Mondays, 4:45
6:45 p.m.

Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 202

Organizer: Professor Kevin E. Davis

The Colloquium on Law and Development will focus on the role that law and legal institutions play in economic, social, and political development. Each public session will involve a presentation of a work-in-progress by an invited speaker and will be open to members of the NYU community.

Please email Tiffany Scruggs for copies of the papers.

Schedule of Presenters

Monday, February 6
Eleanor Brown, Fordham School of Law
"The Nature of the Farm: Explaining Different Methods of Feeding Enslaved People in the Antebellum South and British West Indies" (with Ian Ayres)

Professor Brown will also present the Preface and Introduction to her Book Project, tentatively titled, "The Afro-Saxons and Their Property"

Tuesday, (Legislative Monday), February 21
Alisha Holland, Harvard University
"The Fiscal Illusion: How Public-Private Partnerships Evade Regulations"

Monday, March 6
Fiona Shen-Bayh, College of William & Mary
"Democratic Backsliding on the Legislative Floor: Evidence from Zambia"

Monday, March 20
Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University
"Corruption and Property Rights: Evidence from Russian Commercial Courts"

Monday, April 3
Mara Revkin, Duke University School of Law
"Insurgent Legality: State-Building and Failure of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria"

Monday, April 17
Daniel Brinks, University of Texas at Austin
"Regime-completing norms and their erosion in constitutional democracies"