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Speaker Series: Maxwell Stinchcombe, University of Texas at Austin

  • When: November 28, 2018, 12 pm–1:30 am
  • Where: ABF Woods Conference Room, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th floor, Lakeside, Chicago, IL 60611

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Incentives and Plea Bargaining

At both the top and the bottom of the income distribution, a large majority of prosecutions end with a plea bargain. Incentives, information, and resources differ wildly across the classes of cases, and this determines when plea bargaining serves and when it damages the the public interest. The mechanism design problem is to find the incentive and informational structures that align the practice of plea bargaining with social welfare.

Maxwell B Stinchcombe
Professor — Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
E.C. McCarty Centennial Professor

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