Economics: Contract Theory Workshop

20 June 2019, 10.00 AM - 21 June 2019, 3.00 PM

Wills Memorial Building / Berkeley Square

Thursday 20 June

10:00 – 11:00 | Keynote lecture
Chair: Paul Grout (Bristol)
Oliver Hart (Harvard) Overcoming Contractual Incompleteness: The Role of Guiding Principles
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building

11:00 – 11.30 | Coffee

11.30 – 13:00 | Principles-based contracts
Hal Bretan (Chief Counsel, BT Americas Inc.)
Tim Cummins (Founder of IACCM)
Discussant: David Frydlinger (Managing Partner, Cirio law firm)
Moot Court Room, Berkeley Square (rest of the workshop)

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 15.30 | Smart contracts
Stephanie Hurder (Founding Economist, Prysm group)
Sarah Green (Bristol)

15.30 – 16:00 | Coffee

16:00 – 17.30 | Contracts and reference points
Klaus Schmidt (LMU Munich): Organizational Change and Reference Dependent Preferences
Christian Zehnder (HEC Lausanne)

19:00 | Dinner

Friday 21 June

9.30 – 11:00 | Procurement contracts
Albert Sanchez Graells and Nina Boeger (Bristol) on the use of public contracts to regulate the provision of outsourced services Piotr Bogdanowicz (Warsaw) on the modification and eventual termination of complex public contracts Discussant: local practitioner

11:00 – 11.30 | Coffee

11.30 – 13:00 | Employment contracts
Eirik Gaard Kristiansen (Norwegian School of Economics): Fair and Square: A Theory of Managerial Compensation
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka (Bristol) Continuing Contracts

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 | Closing discussion

Speakers:

Paul Grout (Bristol)
Oliver Hart (Harvard)
Hal Bretan (Chief Counsel, BT Americas Inc.)
Tim Cummins (Founder of IACCM)
David Frydlinger (Managing Partner, Cirio law firm)
Stephanie Hurder (Founding Economist, Prysm group)
Sarah Green (Bristol)
Klaus Schmidt (LMU Munich)
Christian Zehnder (HEC Lausanne)
Albert Sanchez Graells (Bristol)
Nina Boeger (Bristol)
Piotr Bogdanowicz (Warsaw)
Eirik Gaard Kristiansen (Norwegian School of Economics)
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka (Bristol)

Contact information

Paul Grout (p.a.grout@bristol.ac.uk)
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka (maija.halonen@bristol.ac.uk)
In-Uck Park (i.park@bristol.ac.uk)

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