Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State

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The Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference will be addressing issues at the intersection of behavioral economics and law with a special focus on the applications of decision science, choice architecture and nudging to law, regulation and policy. The event will feature interdisciplinary panels composed of leading scholars, experts, and practitioners on topics including behavioral finance, health, fraud and corruption, tax salience, energy and climate change, and rethinking behavior-ism. The conference is presented by the Law & Economics Society and the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES) with support from various campus-based centers, programs, and initiatives at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Registration required. All events free and open to the public.

Keynote presentation Thursday evening, April 10

4:30 - 5:00 PM Welcome Reception, Fuqua Davis Meeting Room and Roof Terrace

5:00 - 6:00 PM Keynote Address, Fuqua Harold S. Geneen Auditorium ​

6:00 - 6:45 PM Keynote Reception, Fuqua Davis Meeting Room and Roof Terrace

Eric J. Johnson, Columbia University

Friday, April 11th

Event location: Hock Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

8:15 – 8:45 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks ​​

9:00 – 10:05 AM Health

Facilitator: Sim Sitkin (Fuqua)

Panelists: Barak Richman (Duke Law School) Henry Grabowski (Duke Economics) Brian Wilson (CEO, BCBSNC)

10:05 – 11:10 AM Fraud and Corruption

Facilitator: Susanna Blumenthal (University of Minnesota)

Panelists: Sam Buell (Duke Law) Bob Pringle (Winston & Strawn) Ed Ballesien (History) Bill Black (UMKC Law)

11:10 – 11:25 AM Break - Coffee and Snacks

11:25 – 12:30 AM Tax Salience
​ Facilitator: Larry Zelenak (Duke Law)

Panelists: Peter Barnes (Sanford DCID) David Gamage (Berkeley Law) Kathleen Thomas (UNC Law) Jasper Cummings (Alston & Bird)

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 2:35 PM Energy and Climate Change Facilitator: Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law)

Panelists: Billy Pizer (Sanford) Lori Bennear (Nicholas) Marcus Hedahl (U.S. Naval Academy) Rick Larrick (Fuqua)

2:35 – 3:40 PM Behavioral Finance

Facilitator: Lawrence Baxter (Duke Law)

Panelists: Jim Cox (Duke Law) John Payne (Fuqua) Christian Broadbent (SEC) Robert J. Johnson, Jr. (BB&T)

3:40 – 3:55 PM Break - Coffee and Snacks

3:55 PM – 5:10 PM Rethinking Behavior-ism

Facilitator: Scott Huettel (Psychology and Neuroscience)

Panelists: Dan Ariely (Fuqua) Rachel Kranton (Duke Economics) Read Montague (Virginia Tech) Pate Skene (Neurobiology)

5:10 – 5:15 PM Closing Remarks

6:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner and Evening Reception

Location: Museum of Life + Science (open only to conference attendees, sponsors, and affiliates)

Friday, April 11, 2014


Hock Auditorium, 2424 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC
This event is on campus.


Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences