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

33

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Scholarly Papers (33)

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

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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
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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 760 (29,126)
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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
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Should Consumers Be Permitted to Waive Products Liability? Product Safety, Private Contracts, and Adverse Selection

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-11, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 680
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
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Taking a Financial Position in Your Opponent in Litigation

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2018
Albert H. Choi and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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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
Columbia Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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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
Columbia Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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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
Columbia Law School, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty

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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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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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 Last Revised: 15 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
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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
Columbia Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Partnerships, breakup, buy-sell provisions, Texas shootout, common values, bargaining failure

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

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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
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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

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

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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
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Class Actions, Civil Litigation, Liability, Torts

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

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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
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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experience goods, product quality, reputation

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Contracting on Litigation

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-009
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2018
Kathryn E. Spier and J.J. Prescott
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Michigan Law School
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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

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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
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Business Deadlock, Shotgun Mechanisms, Asymmetric Information, Experiments

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

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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 110 (234,029)
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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
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Optimal Law Enforcement with Ordered Leniency

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-20
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2018
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Law Enforcement, Ordered Leniency, Self-Reporting, Leniency, Harmful Externalities, Non-Cooperative Games, Prisoners' Dilemma Game, Coordination Game, Risk Dominance, Pareto Dominance, Corporate Misconduct, White-Collar Crime, Insider Trading, Plea Bargaining, Whistleblowers, Tax Evasion

Optimal Law Enforcement with Ordered Leniency

NBER Working Paper No. w25095
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Oct 2018
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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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 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2018
James D. Dana and Kathryn E. Spier
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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bundling, tying, loyalty discounts, exclusive dealing, experience goods, product quality

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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
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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 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2009
Yeon-Koo Che and Kathryn E. Spier
Columbia University and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Manufacturer Liability for Harms Caused by Consumers to Others

NBER Working Paper No. w10972
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2010
Bruce L. Hay and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Product Safety, Contracts, and Liability

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-36
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2018
Xinyu Hua and Kathryn E. Spier
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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contracts, product safety, liability, quality, warranty, mechanism design

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Bundling and Quality Assurance

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2018, Northeastern U. D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Paper No. 2658922
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2018
James D. Dana and Kathryn E. Spier
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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bundling, experience goods, product quality

Ordered Leniency: An Experimental Study of Law Enforcement with Self-Reporting

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Sep 2018
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Law Enforcement, Ordered Leniency, Self-Reporting, Experiments, Leniency, Coordination Game, Prisoners' Dilemma Game, Risk Dominance, Pareto Dominance, Equilibrium Selection, Non-Cooperative Games, Harmful Externalities, Corporate Misconduct, White-Collar Crime, Plea Bargaining

Ordered Leniency: An Experimental Study of Law Enforcement with Self-Reporting

NBER Working Paper No. w25094
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Oct 2018
Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Alberta - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Threats Without Binding Commitment

NBER Working Paper No. w5461
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Apr 1998 Last Revised: 08 May 2000
Steven Shavell and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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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

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Contract Frames, Incentives, Experiments

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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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