Winter 2015

Notable Faculty Publications

Professor Brian Galle goes against popular wisdom when he argues that “nudges,” a form of behaviorally inspired regulation, are economically efficient. Writing in the Texas Law Review article, “Tax, Command…or Nudge?, Evaluating the New Regulation,” Galle makes the point that some “command and control” regulations are superior to tax or subsidy alternatives.

Professor Sanford Katz, the Darald and Juliet Libby chair emeritus, ends his scholarly career on a high note with the publication of the second edition of Family Law in America by Oxford University Press. Katz includes new material on same sex marriage, the impact of reproduction techniques on adoption, protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, and other family law developments.

Natalya Shnitser, the inaugural David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor in business law, is publishing “Funding Discipline for US Public Pension Funds: An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Design” in Iowa Law Review. She uses new data on state-administered pension plans to show that differences in institutional design create striking variations in pension plan funding disciplines.

Professor George Brown’s article, “Notes on a Terrorism Trial–Preventive Prosecution, ‘Material Support,’ and the Role of the Judge after United States v. Mehanna,” was published in the Harvard National Security Journal. Brown is a specialist in the field of federal-state relations and government ethics. His current research focuses on the role of the courts in the War on Terror.

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