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Curriculum Vitae

natkinson@wisc.edu

My research examines legal rules that produce anomalous or socially undesirable outcomes and designs mechanisms to better align legal outcomes with intended goals. My research explores corporate misconduct, the compensation of wronged plaintiffs, extra-legal enforcement mechanisms, and social choice theory.

Publications

(1) “Designing Remedies to Compensate Plaintiffs for Unobservable Harms” American Law and Economics Review, 20(2):460-511, 2018. [ALER]

(2) “If Not the Index Funds, Then Who?”  Berkeley Business Law Journal,  17(1):44-90, 2020. [BBLJ]

(3) “Corporate Liability, Collateral Consequences, and Capital Structure“ (forthcoming, Columbia Business Law Review) [SocArXiv]

Working Papers

(4) “Do Corporations Profit from Breaking the Law? Evidence from Environmental Violations.” [SocArXiv]

(5) “Avoiding Corporate Liability Through Strategic Capital Structure.”

(6) “Norm-Based Enforcement of Promises” (with Rebecca Stone and Alexander Stremitzer).

(7) “Informative Social Choice” (with Scott C. Ganz and James B. Orlin)

Academic Affiliations

University of Wisconsin Law School, Assistant Professor, 2021-

Courses Taught: Contracts, Contract Design, Business Organizations

ETH Zurich Center for Law & Economics, Research Affiliate, 2021- ; Postdoctoral Scholar, 2019-2021

Education

Ph.D., Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2019

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2018

B.A., Oregon State University, 2011


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