Keynote Speaker: Kathryn Spier

Kathryn E. Spier is the Domenico de Sole Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School and is a Research Associate in the Law and Economics Group of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her PhD from MIT in 1989, and her BA in mathematics and economics from Yale in 1985. Before joining the Harvard Law School in 2007, she was for 13 years a professor in the Management and Strategy department at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and served as the Richard M. Paget Distinguished Professor. Before that, she served as assistant and associate professor in the Harvard Economics Department. Professor Spier is currently serving as a co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization and the advisory board of the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, among others. She also has held leadership positions in the American Law and Economics Association. Professor Spier has published extensively in the areas of law and economics and industrial organization. Her areas of interest include the economics of litigation, contracts, tort law, antitrust, and business organization. Her current research on contracts and bargaining is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.