Free to Choose Wrapup

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Joshua D. Wright, Free to Choose Wrapup, Truth on the Market (December 07, 2010),

This article is a part of the Free to Choose Symposium symposium.

Thanks to all of the participants for the excellent posts over the last two days.  There are a couple of excellent comment threads where the conversation continues, and I hope that over the next few days participants and readers will get a chance to comment on the posts.  Indeed, if any of the participants feel inspired to send in another post in response to something they read or otherwise, I’ll be happy to post it here and let the discussion continue.  We hope that you’ve enjoyed it.  The posts are compiled below for your convenience, and also at the Free to Choose Tab at the top of the blog.

Free to Choose?

A Symposium on Behavioral Law and Economics

December 6-7, 2010

December 6th


Josh Wright, Introduction

David Friedman, Behavioral Economics: Intriguing Research Project, With Reservations

Larry Ribstein, Free to Lose

David Levine, Behavioral Economics: The Good, The Bad, and the Middle Ground

Henry G. Manne, Behavioral Overreach

Geoffrey A. Manne, Interesting Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Policy Relevant

Thom Lambert, Behavioral Economics and the Conflicting Quirks Problem: A “Realist” Critique

Christopher Sprigman & Christopher Buccafusco, Valuing Intellectual Property

Judd E. Stone, Misbehavioral Economics: The Misguided Imposition of Behavioral Economics on Antitrust

Ronald Mann, Nudging From Debt

Richard Epstein, The Dangerous Allure of Behavioral Economics: The Relationship Between Physical and Financial Products

December 7th

Claire Hill, The Promise of Behavioral Law and Economics

Kevin McCabe, Behavioral Economics and the Law

Tom Brown, Camel Spotting: Is Behavioral Economics Really Beyond Redemption?

Christopher Sprigman & Christopher Buffafusco, Behavioral Economics and the Road from Law to Lab

Stephen Bainbridge, Mandatory Disclosure: A Behavioral Analysis

Erin O’Hara, The Free Market Side of Behavioral Law and Economics

Todd Henderson, Project Behavior: What the Battle is Really About

Judd Stone, Behavioral Economics, Administrative Agencies, and Unintended Consequences

Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua Wright, A Taxonomy of Behavioral Law and Economics Skepticism

Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua Wright, Behavioral Economics: The Never-Ending Quest for a Third Way