Inequality, Law and the Social Sciences

December 13, 2016

Toulouse, France

Conference organized with Notre Dame Law

The event is the second joint conference held by the Notre Dame Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB) – Institute for Advance Study in Toulouse (IAST) - Toulouse School of Economics.  The aim of this year's Conference is to develop a discussion on inequality from an interdisciplinary perspective, involving legal scholars, economists, and philosophers.

Program of the conference

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • 8:45 Registration and Welcome Coffee

  • 9:10 Opening Remarks

Avishalom Tor, Professor of Law and Director, Notre Dame Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB), Notre Dame Law School.

Simone Sepe, Professor of Law and Finance, IAST - Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont –TSE, Program Director in Law and University of Arizona.

  • 9:15 Session I:  Foundations

Paul Weithman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. What (if Anything) is Wrong with Economic Inequality?

Avishalom Tor, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School. Social Comparison and the Psychology of Inequality: Preferences and Beliefs

  • 11:00 Session II: Economics

William Evans, Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame.  Education Finance Reform, the Great Recession and Inequality in School Spending

Simone Sepe, Professor of Law and Finance, IAST – TSE – University of Arizona.  CEO-Pay Redux

  • 14:00 Session III: Law and Policy

Michelle Anderson, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.  When Government Dies

Daniel Markovits, Guido Calabresi Professor of Law, Yale Law School.  Making the Modern Elite

  • 15:45 Session IV: Law and Policy

Nancy Leong, Associate Professor of Law, Sturm College of Law – University of Denver.  The New Public Accommodations

  • 16:30 Round Table: Inequality in the Social Sciences (Jacques Crémer, chairman, Toulouse School of Economics).

Program (in PDF file)

Location: IAST/TSE - Manufacture des tabacs - S Building - Room MS001- 1 rue des Amidonniers - 31015 Toulouse Cedex 6

Conference Venue

This event has been funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the investissements d'avenir programme reference ANR-11-LABX-0052.


Inequality, Law and the Social Sciences, Toulouse, France, December 13, 2016.