Professor Ronald Rotunda published an op-ed in Chicago Tribune, entitled, “Some strings attached: Is the stimulus law constitutional?” The article discusses constitutionality issues surrounding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As Professor Rotunda explains, “It gives billions of dollars to the states, but the gift has strings attached. One of its unique provisions changes state
Associate Dean Tim Canova was quoted in an article in U.S. Bank, entitled “More Shares Drop.” The article describes the U.S. government’s bailout of financial institutions such as Citigroup and AIG as teetering on nationalization. While some economists are opposed to nationalization, Dean Canova states, “I am skeptical of these arguments of the government’s impotence
Professor Kurt Eggert was quoted in an article in the Orange County Register entitled, “Burned borrowers seek payback from CEOs who got millions.” As the title of the article suggests, the piece is about the growing number of private lawsuits and government investigations seeking payback from executives who received enormous paychecks for running companies that
Visiting Professor John Yoo authored an article appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled, “Deficits and Bailouts Pose a Threat.” In his piece, Professor Yoo discusses the current economic crisis and cautions that President Obama’s proposed bailout plan risks, “damaging not only the nation’s balance sheet, but also our constitutional system.” Professor Yoo goes on to
Professor Kurt Eggert was quoted in a story in the Orange County Register on “How Citi bailed out an O.C. subprime lender,” regarding an infamous Orange County subprime lender who was given a loan modification on a home loan even though many of his borrowers had trouble receiving loan modifications. In discussing why Citibank received
Professor Bart Wilson has been invited to speak on a panel entitled, “Fresh Blood for Competition Law: Behavioural, Experimental, and New Institutional Economics” at an international conference on economics and competition law in Munich in March 2009.
Associate Dean Timothy Canova was quoted in an article in Kansas City InfoZine entitled, “Change on Economy?” where he stated, “The selections of Larry Summers as chair of the National Economic Council and Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary are disappointing. Although President-elect Obama has referred to their ‘sound judgment and fresh thinking,’ when it came
Professor Vernon Smith has published an article entitled “The Promise of Prediction Markets” in the May 16, 2008 issue of Science Magazine.
Professor Kochan spoke on the topic “Litigation and Human Rights: Universal Jurisdiction, Liability Risks, and the Effects on Investment and Entrepreneurship in Developing and Troubled Nations” at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. On March 19, Professor Kochan presented a speech on “The Law and Economics of Judicial Behavior: Questioning Decisional Outcomes”
Chapman Professor Kurt Eggert has been quoted prominently in a major Business Week story about predatory lending practices. Kurt’s scholarship in this area has led to invitations to testify before Congress on predatory lending issues and also resulted in him being named as a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Advisory Council, where he chairs