American Politics & Public Policy Workshop: Deborah Beim, “Sequential Adjudication”

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5:00pm through 6:15pm
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“Sequential Adjudication”

Speaker: Deborah Beim, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Resident Fellow at ISPS/CSAP, Yale University

Abstract: Dispute resolution is a ubiquitous responsibility of government. Few disputes are “one and done”: dispute resolution often provokes, and is carried out in the shadow of, future disputes. In this article, we offer a general theory of dispute resolution in such settings, the dynamic resolution framework, and describe the impact of resolving disputes within a dynamic setting on the incentives of a strategic adjudicator. We apply the theoretical results to the notion of justiciability, and particularly ripeness, in the U.S. federal judiciary. We illustrate key dynamics from the model with a pair of case studies of U.S. Supreme Court doctrine.

Speaker Bio: Deborah Beim is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Resident Faculty Fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics.  She received her Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and her B.A. in political science from Columbia University.  Her research interests are in judicial politics and applied formal theory.

”Note: Deborah Beim is presenting in place of Adam Meirowitz who had to cancel.

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