Conference and Special JLE Issue in Honor of Harold Demsetz

Country: USA

City: Los Angeles

Abstr. due: 31.01.2020

Dates: 29.05.20 — 29.05.20

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

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Organizers: The conference is organized by the UCLA Economics Department, chaired by Dora Costa, along with the organizing committee, which includes John Asker (UCLA), Harry DeAngelo (University of Southern California), Thomas Hubbard (Northwestern University), Joseph Kalt (Harvard University), Jonathan Karpoff (University of Washington), Kenneth Lehn (University of Pittsburgh), Harold Mulherin (University of Georgia), Sam Peltzman (University of Chicago), Robert Topel (University of Chicago), and Kam-Ming Wan (Hanken School of Economics).


Harold Demsetz (1930-2019), a long-time professor at UCLA, was a pioneer in the development and use of microeconomic theory to analyze questions of how property rights and institutional arrangements affect competitive behavior of firms and individuals and market outcomes.  His former colleagues, students, and friends are hosting this conference in his honor and to encourage new research related to Demsetz’s work.

Call for papers

We invite papers on topics inspired by or related to Harold Demsetz’s research, including:

• The development of property rights and their influence on resource allocation

• Transactions costs

• Business regulation, including natural monopolies and antitrust

• The theory of the firm

• Industrial organization, including market concentration

• Corporate ownership structure, governance, and financial policy

• Market microstructure

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