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August 31, 2004

Press Contact: Professor Ronald Mann, UT Law, (512) 232-1357.

Debora Spar, Petra Moser and other Top Innovation Scholars to Present Papers at CLBE Workshop

AUSTIN, Texas — Today Professor Ronald Mann, the Law, Business and Economics Center co-director and holder of the Powell Chair in Business and Commercial Law, announced the details of the fall workshop on innovation. The speakers, who include the chair of the Business, Government, and International Economics department of Harvard Business School (Spar) and 19th century innovation expert Petra Moser of MIT, will speak to UT Law students in a small workshop setting each week. UT-Austin faculty are invited to attend if interested. The scheduled speakers are:

September 20 Suzanne Scotchmer Berkeley Economics
October 4 Greg Sidak American Enterprise Institute
October 7 Josh Lerner Harvard Business School
October 18 Rebecca Eisenberg University of Michigan Law
October 28 John Duffy George Washington University Law
November 1 Debora Spar Harvard Business School
November 8 Douglas Lichtman Chicago Law School
November 15 Petra Moser MIT Economics

Details of the papers and the talks are available at the CLBE Web site at For further information, contact Ronald Mann at

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

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