Welcome. I am a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. My research centers primarily around the design of legal rules that provide proper incentives for economic agents engaged in risky activities. I am also currently working on an empirical study that evaluates the impact of changes in the statutory tax rate on corporate intertemporal income recognition behavior. Prior to entering the PhD program at U of M, I earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and worked for several years in the area of corporate and individual state tax audit defense for various firms in the Los Angeles area.
A copy of my dissertation abstract can be found at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mseb/abstract.pdf and a copy of my job market paper is available at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mseb/Economic%20Arguments%20For%20Comparative%20Negligence%20and%20The%20Reasonable%20Person%20Standard.pdf.