The 2018 Heremans Lectures in Law & Economics at KU Leuven will be delivered by Professor Daniel Chen of the Toulouse School of Economics. The lectures will investigate a set of ideas related to legitimacy in law, how to formalize recognition-respect theory, and what it means for legal institutions, actors, and judges to be indifferent, such that it violates our notion of justice. The lectures will investigate how economic theory, experiments, causal inference, and machine learning can shed light on these issues.
The Inaugural Lecture will take place on 26 March 2018 at 11:00 am in the University Halls at Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium and is titled:
Judicial Analytics and The Great Transformation of American Law
Attendance to the opening lectures is free. Other lectures will be on the following tops:
- Distinguishing Sacred Values From Social Preferences: Theory, Evidence, and Relevance of Deontological Motivations (26 March 2018 from 18:00 – 20:00 in room DV3.01.0031)
- Legitimacy and Law: British Executions During World War I (27 March 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 in room DV3.01.0001)
- Impossibility of Objective Judgments? Priming, Gambler’s Fallacy, Mood, Voice, and Peer Effects in U.S. Courts (27 March 2018 from 16:00 – 18:00 in room DV3.01.0001)
- Algorithms as Prosecutors: Lowering Rearrest Rates Without Disparate Impacts (28 March 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 in room DV3.01.0025)
- Difference in Indifference: From Behavioral Judging to Recognition-Respect Theory (28 March 2018 from 14:00 – 16:00 in room DV1.91.0054)
Daniel L. Chen has a 2009 JD from Harvard Law School, Economics Ph.D. from MIT, and Applied Math/Economics A.B. (summa cum laude) and S.M. from Harvard College in 1999. Previous to his move to Europe, he was Assistant Professor of Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke University in 2010. In 2012, he moved to ETH Zurich as Chair of Law and Economics and co-founder of the Center of Law and Economics. Presently, he is a Professor at Toulouse School of Economics, a Senior Fellow at its Institute for Advanced Study and a Senior Research Associate / Wertheim Fellow of the Labor Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, and an advisor at NYU Courant Institute of Mathematics Center for Data Science.
His research has been accepted in leading economics journals (American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of Political Economy), computer science journals (Journal of Machine Learning Research), and blind peer-review law outlets like Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum.