Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ERISA Conference Announcement and Call for Papers (U Michigan-March 2013)

ConfDana Muir and Andrew Stumpff send along this ERISA Conference Announcement and Call for Papers -- Save the Date!

Regulation of Benefit Plans:  The Most Consequential Subject to Which No One Pays Enough Attention
Announcing a one-day national conference for leading scholars and policy makers.
When:  We’re still deciding and want your input if you have a preference. Friday, March 15, 2013 or Friday, March 22, 2013.  Please send Andrew or Dana your preference by Friday, June 22.
Where: University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Co-organized by:     Dana Muir, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law,   Michigan Ross School of  Business,dmuir@umich.edu and Andrew Stumpff, Lecturer, University of Michigan Law School,astumpff@umich.edu
Tentative panels and topics include:
“Meta” Analysis of ERISA
·         The development of the field
·         The field’s regulatory style
·         What the statute says about U.S. politics & society

Interdisciplinary Insights
 ·         Major implications of U.S. employee benefits law for other areas of law, policy, & academic research, & vice-versa

The Economics of U.S. Employee Benefit Plans

The conference organizers welcome your ideas and paper proposals as well.
Call for Papers: Details will follow soon when the conference organizers have decided on a firm date.  They expect to ask for proposals by mid-August so please start thinking about topics. 

Accommodations and Expenses:  The conference organizers expect to be able to block hotel rooms for conference participants at the Michigan Ross Executive Education Center, which is connected to the business school building where we plan to hold the conference.  They also will provide information on shuttle service from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), which is about a half hour away from Ann Arbor. Details concerning individual reservations will follow. Conference participants should plan to pay for transportation and lodging; the conference organizers hope to be able to provide meals without charge.
For further information contact either Andrew (astumpff@umich.edu) or Dana (dmuir@umich.edu)



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