Professor of Law
Location: Worrell 3334
Articles, Parts of Books, Book Reviews
- "Mutual Fund Performance Advertising: Inherently and Materially Misleading?," Georgia Law Review (forthcoming 2012) (with Alan Palmiter), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1761552 (argues that advertisements of actively-managed equity mutual funds' past returns are inherently misleading and that the SEC should consider prohibiting these advertisements).
- "Are College Athletes Economically Exploited?," Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy (forthcoming 2011) (symposium issue) (examines empirical evidence regarding whether colleges economically exploit their athletes).
- "Worthless Warnings: Testing the Effectiveness of Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Advertisements," 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 429(2010) (peer-reviewed) (with Molly Mercer and Alan Palmiter) (available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1433432).
- "Judge Shopping: Testing Whether Judges' Political Orientations Affect Case Filings," 78 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1007 (2010).
- “Star Creation: The Incubation of Mutual Funds," 63 Vanderbilt Law Review 1485 (2009) (with Alan Palmiter).
- "Mutual Fund Investors: Divergent Profiles," 2008 Columbia Business Law Review 934 (2008) (with Alan Palmiter).
- "Mutual Fund Investors: Sharp Enough?," 24 Journal of Financial Transformation 113 (2008) (with Alan Palmiter).
- “Controlling Conflicts of Interest: A Tale of Two Industries” 37 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 753 (2006).
- "Data and Selection Bias - A Case Study," 75 University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review 171 (2006) (symposium issue) (discusses how data limitations can create selection bias in empirical legal studies).
- “How Panels Affect Judges: Evidence from U.S. District Courts,” 39 University of Richmond Law Review 1235 (2005).
- “Information and the Selection of Judges: A Comment on ‘A Tournament of Judges’,” 32 Florida State Law Review 1401 (2005) (symposium on Empirical Measures of Judicial Performance).
- “Information and the Selection of Judges,” (2004 Jurist online symposium on “The Judicial Confirmation Process”).
- “Publish or Paris? Evidence of How Judges Allocate Their Time,” 6 American Law and Economics Review 1 (2004) (peer-reviewed).
- “The Equilibrium Effect of Legal Rule Changes: Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Being Circumvented?,” 21 International Review of Law and Economics 251 (2001) (peer-reviewed).
Works In Progress
- Using Information to Debias Consumers: An Examination of Mail-In Rebates (with Molly Mercer) (conducts an experiment testing the effectiveness of several proposed regulations of the advertising of mail-in rebates).
- Ambiguous Messages and Conflicts of Interest (working title) (with John Petrocelli) (performs an experiment testing how investors understand required disclosures of research analysts' stock ownership).
- Improving Disclosures on Extended Warranties (work title) (with Molly Mercer) (conducts an experiment examining the effectiveness of potential required disclosures in the marketing of extended warranties).