Kathryn E. Spier

Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

Professor

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 302

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard's Largest Employers Weigh In

HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-12, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-20
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2014
John C. Coates, IV, Jesse M. Fried and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 4,570 (827)

Abstract:

legal education, accounting, finance, law firms, legal practice, corporate finance, legal profession

Naked Exclusion: An Experimental Study of Contracts with Externalities

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 604, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Dec 2009
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 732 (27,024)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Bargaining with Externalities, Contracting with Externalities, Experiments, Exclusive Dealing, Antitrust, Discrimination, Endogenous Payoffs, Communication, Coordination Games, Equilibrium Selection

Naked Exclusion: An Experimental Study of Contracts with Externalities

NBER Working Paper No. w14115
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2010
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 131 (184,504)
Citation 9

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3.

Divide and Conquer

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 467, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-24, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 639
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2010
Eric A. Posner, Kathryn E. Spier and Adrian Vermeule
University of Chicago - Law School, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and Harvard Law School
Downloads 771 (20,890)
Citation 2

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4.

Should Consumers Be Permitted to Waive Products Liability? Product Safety, Private Contracts, and Adverse Selection

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 680, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
Albert H. Choi and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 658 (23,576)
Citation 2

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Trigger Happy or Gun Shy? Dissolving Common-Value Partnerships with Texas Shootouts

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 630
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
Richard R. W. Brooks, Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
Yale University - Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 425 (55,206)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Exit Mechanisms for Joint Ownership Ventures, Texas Shootout Clauses, Buy-Sell Mechanisms, Shotgun Provisions, Russian Roulette Agreements, Put-Call Options, Cake-Cutting Rule, Bargaining with Common Values, Experiments, Ultimatum Exchange Environments with Endogenous Offer Types

Trigger Happy or Gun Shy: Dissolving Common-Value Partnerships with Texas Shootouts

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-41, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2011
Richard R. W. Brooks, Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
Yale University - Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 199 (127,862)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Exit Mechanisms for Joint Ownership Ventures, Texas Shootout Clauses, Buy-Sell Mechanisms, Shotgun Provisions, Russian Roulette Agreements, Put-Call Options, Cake-Cutting Rule, Bargaining with Common Values, Experiments, Ultimatum Exchange Environments with Endogenous Offer Types

Trigger Happy or Gun Shy: Dissolving Common-Value Partnerships with Texas Shootouts

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 649-673, 2010
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2011
Richard R. W. Brooks, Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
Yale University - Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

Abstract:

Exit Mechanisms for Joint Ownership Ventures, Texas Shootout Clauses, Buy-Sell Mechanisms, Shotgun Provisions, Russian Roulette Agreements, Put-Call Options, Cake-Cutting Rule, Bargaining with Common Values, Experiments, Ultimatum Exchange Environments with Endogenous Offer Categories

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Citation 2

Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 57, No. 3, August 2014 , U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-022, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 217
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2015
J.J. Prescott, Kathryn E. Spier and Albert Yoon
University of Michigan Law School, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 433 (53,976)
Citation 2

Abstract:

High-Low agreements, settlement, contracts, civil litigation, trial, arbitration, reserve accounts, insurance industry

Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements

NBER Working Paper No. w19873
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Mar 2014
J.J. Prescott, Kathryn E. Spier and Albert Yoon
University of Michigan Law School, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 5 (549,373)
Citation 2

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7.

Shotguns and Deadlocks

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2013
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 417 (34,337)

Abstract:

Judicial Resolution of Business Deadlocks, General Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Closely-Held Business Entities, Shotgun Provisions, Buy-Sell Clauses, Cake-Cutting Mechanisms, Bargaining with Common Values, Asymmetric Information, Experiments

8.

Trigger Happy or Gun Shy? Dissolving Common-Value Partnerships with Texas Shootouts

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 298; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 04-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jun 2004
Richard R. W. Brooks and Kathryn E. Spier
Yale University - Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 417 (57,107)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Partnerships, breakup, buy-sell provisions, Texas shootout, common values, bargaining failure

The Use of 'Most-Favored-Nation' Clauses in Settlement of Litigation

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 01-8; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C02-12
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Nov 2001
Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 282 (89,246)
Citation 15

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The Use of 'Most-Favored-Nation' Clauses in Settlement of Litigation

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2003
Posted: 26 Feb 2003
Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

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10.

Irreconcilable Differences: Judicial Resolution of Business Deadlock

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 234 (53,750)

Abstract:

judicial resolution of business deadlocks, general partnerships, limited liability companies, closely-held business entities, Shotgun provisions, buy-sell clauses, cake-cutting mechanisms, auctions, bargaining with common values, asymmetric information, experiments

11.

Product Safety, Buybacks and the Post-Sale Duty to Warn

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 597
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2009
Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 223 (106,494)
Citation 2

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12.

Exploiting Plaintiffs Through Settlement: Divide and Conquer

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 591
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2007
Yeon-Koo Che and Kathryn E. Spier
Columbia University and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 171 (135,644)
Citation 9

Abstract:

litigation, settlement, class actions, bargaining, divide and conquer, contracting with externalities

13.

Bundling and Firm Reputation

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 649, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-60
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2009
Kathryn E. Spier and James D. Dana Jr.
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
Downloads 167 (139,878)

Abstract:

experience goods, product quality, reputation

14.

Exclusive Dealing and Market Foreclosure: Further Experimental Results

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 148 (120,028)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Exclusive Dealing, Coordination Games, Experiments, Contracting with Externalities, Bargaining with Externalities, Social Preferences, Reciprocity, Intentionality, Regard for Others, Social Proximity, Antitrust

15.

Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action

Forthcoming, Journal of Legal Analysis, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-28
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2014
David Rosenberg and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 147 (134,920)

Abstract:

Class Actions, Civil Litigation, Liability, Torts

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Downloads 136 (178,483)
Citation 8

Information and Externalities in Sequential Litigation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jun 2004
Xinyu Hua and Kathryn E. Spier
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 109 (212,436)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Litigation, Settlement, Externalities, Information, Liability, Incentives

Information and Externalities in Sequential Litigation

NBER Working Paper No. w10943
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
Xinyu Hua and Kathryn E. Spier
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 27 (425,450)
Citation 8

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Downloads 119 (198,159)
Citation 1

Strategic Judgment Proofing

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 618
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jul 2008
Yeon-Koo Che and Kathryn E. Spier
Columbia University and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 102 (222,928)
Citation 1

Abstract:

the judgment-proof problem, strategic judgment proofing, capital structure, subordination, lender liability, limited seniority, shareholder liability

Strategic Judgment Proofing

NBER Working Paper No. w14183
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jul 2008
Yeon-Koo Che and Kathryn E. Spier
Columbia University and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 17 (482,389)
Citation 1

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18.

A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement

NYU Law Review, Vol. 91, pp. 59-143 (April 2016)
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 19 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
J.J. Prescott and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 104 (73,995)

Abstract:

Settlement, Pretrial Bargaining,Trial, Litigation, High-Low Agreements, Partial Settlement, Contracts, Summary Jury Trial

19.

Incentive Contracts for Teams: Experimental Evidence

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 29 May 2014 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2015
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 95 (87,722)

Abstract:

Teams, Effort Complementarity, Principal -- Multi-Agent Framework, Moral Hazard in Teams, Team Cooperation, Prisoner's Dilemma, Stag-Hunt Games, Infinitely-Repeated Games, Communication, Reciprocity, Experiments

20.

Manufacturer Liability for Harms Caused by Consumers to Others

NBER Working Paper No. w10972
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2004
Bruce L. Hay and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 76 (267,269)
Citation 7

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21.

Stipulated Damages as a Rent-Extraction Mechanism: Experimental Evidence

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2015
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 75 (173,416)

Abstract:

Stipulated Damages; Rent Extraction; Market Foreclosure; Renegotiation; Social Preferences; Experiments

22.

Shotgun Mechanisms for Common-Value Partnerships: The Unassigned-Offeror Problem

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2013
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 70 (152,677)

Abstract:

Business Deadlock, Shotgun Mechanisms, Asymmetric Information, Experiments

23.

Do Tying, Bundling, and Other Purchase Restraints Increase Product Quality?

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming, Northeastern U. D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Paper No. 2587975,
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Apr 2015
James D. Dana Jr. and Kathryn E. Spier
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 69 (205,948)

Abstract:

bundling, tying, loyalty discounts, exclusive dealing, experience goods, product quality

24.

Threats Without Binding Commitment

NBER Working Paper No. w5461
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Apr 1998
Steven Shavell and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 30 (384,560)
Citation 4

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25.

Bundling and Quality Assurance

Northeastern U. D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Paper No. 2658922,
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Sep 2015
James D. Dana Jr. and Kathryn E. Spier
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 7 (388,392)

Abstract:

bundling, experience goods, product quality

26.

Contracting on Litigation

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Kathryn E. Spier and J.J. Prescott
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 0 (174,386)

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Litigation; Settlement; Pretrial Bargaining; High-Low Agreements; Contingent Fees, Litigation Finance; Litigation Funding; Insurance; Heterogeneous Beliefs; Belief-Neutral Welfare Criterion; Non-Common Priors

27.

Taking a Financial Position in Your Opponent in Litigation

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 3
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2017
Albert H. Choi and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 0 (89,421)

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28.

Incentives and Contract Frames: Comment

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

Abstract:

Contract Frames, Incentives, Experiments

29.

Settlement with Multiple Plaintiffs: The Role of Insolvency

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 295-323, 2002
Posted: 07 Jun 2002
Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

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Settlement Bargaining and the Design of Damage Awards

Journal of Law, Economics & Organization: Volume 10 Number 1, April 1994
Posted: 10 May 2000
Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

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