Jonah B. Gelbach

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

215 Boalt Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Cheap Donuts and Expensive Broccoli: The Effect of Relative Prices on Obesity

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2009
Jonah B. Gelbach, Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
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BMI, fat, diet, health, wild cluster bootstrap, fat tax

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When Do Covariates Matter? And Which Ones, and How Much?

Journal of Labor Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 980 (27,225)
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decompositions, black-white wage gap, omitted variables

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Valid Inference in Single-Firm, Single-Event Studies

American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2012
Jonah B. Gelbach, Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 739 (40,308)
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event study, sample quantiles, abnormal return, bootstrap, non-parametric, securities litigation

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Testing for Racial Discrimination in Bail Setting Using Nonparametric Estimation of a Parametric Model

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Jonah B. Gelbach and Shawn D. Bushway
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University at Albany
Downloads 720 (41,797)
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The Logic and Limits of Event Studies in Securities Fraud Litigation

Texas Law Review, Vol. 96, p. 553, 2018, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 328/2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-16
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2018
Jill E. Fisch, Jonah B. Gelbach and Jonathan Klick
University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics, European Corporate Governance Institute, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 574 (55,594)
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Civil procedure, evidence, Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., Basic, Inc. v. Levinson, fraud on the market, event study methodology, fraudulent information, significance, error rates, one-sided SQ test, securities fraud, 10b-5 litigation

After Halliburton: Event Studies and Their Role in Federal Securities Fraud Litigation

CFS Working Paper, No. 552
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2018
Jill E. Fisch, Jonah B. Gelbach and Jonathan Klick
University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics, European Corporate Governance Institute, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Empirical Law and Economics

Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, edited by Francesco Parisi, Forthcoming, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-39
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2018
Jonah B. Gelbach and Jonathan Klick
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 699 (43,488)
Citation 1

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applied econometrics, event studies, crime, civil procedure, Police Academy, octuple differences, Buckaroo Banzai

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Legal Tech, Civil Procedure, and the Future of Adversarialism

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 02 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2020
David Freeman Engstrom and Jonah B. Gelbach
Stanford Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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civil procedure, legal tech, artificial intelligence, machine learning, pleading standards, discovery, legal automation, work product doctrine, adversarial legalism, access to justice, forum shopping

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Locking the Doors to Discovery? Assessing the Effects of Twombly and Iqbal on Access to Discovery

121 Yale L. J. 2270 (2012)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 10 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 508 (65,545)
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pleading, civil procedure, selection, Twombly, Iqbal

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Passive Discrimination: When Does it Make Sense to Pay Too Little?

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 797, 2009, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 315, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2012
Jonah B. Gelbach, Jonathan Klick and Lesley Wexler
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
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The Law and Economics of Proportionality in Discovery

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 50, P. 1093, 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-1, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-02
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
Jonah B. Gelbach and Bruce H. Kobayashi
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
Downloads 349 (102,158)
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Proportionality, discovery, litigation, law and economics, civil procedure

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Bootstrap-Based Improvements for Inference with Clustered Errors

FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 07/002
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
A. Colin Cameron, Jonah B. Gelbach and Douglas L. Miller
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Davis - Department of Economics
Downloads 331 (108,437)
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clustered errors, random effects, cluster robust

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A Study of Social Security Disability Litigation in the Federal Courts

Final Report to the Administrative Conference of the United States, July 28, 2016, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-23, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-34
Number of pages: 179 Posted: 14 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach and David Marcus
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and UCLA School of Law
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Social Security disability litigation, agency review, appeals, federal district court, procedural rules, administrative law

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Robust Inference with Multi-Way Clustering

NBER Working Paper No. t0327
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2007
A. Colin Cameron, Jonah B. Gelbach and Douglas L. Miller
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Davis - Department of Economics
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Material Facts in the Debate Over Twombly and Iqbal

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 68, P. 369, 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 241 (150,803)
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pleading, plausibility, summary judgment, Twombly, Iqbal, civil procedure, empirical

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Can the Dark Arts of the Dismal Science Shed Light on the Empirical Reality of Civil Procedure?

2 Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation 223 (2014)
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 17 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 224 (161,842)
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Civil Procedure, Empirical Legal Studies, Law and Economics, Pleading Standard, Twombly, Iqbal

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Power and Statistical Significance in Securities Fraud Litigation

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-28, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 511/2020
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 17 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
Jill E. Fisch and Jonah B. Gelbach
University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics, European Corporate Governance Institute and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 202 (178,395)
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Civil procedure, evidence, financial economics, fraud on the market, event study methodology, statistics, fraudulent information, significance, class actions & certification, securities fraud, 10b-5 litigation, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC

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The Impact of Welfare Reform on Marriage and Divorce

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2002-9
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2002
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley and University of North Florida
Downloads 200 (180,021)
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welfare reform, marriage, divorce

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Legal Sufficiency of Statistical Evidence

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-29
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 31 May 2019
Jonah B. Gelbach and Bruce H. Kobayashi
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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evidence, legal sufficiency, civil procedure, complex litigation, statistical evidence, Bayesian statistics, likelihood ratio, hypothesis testing

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Error Costs, Legal Standards of Proof and Statistical Significance

Supreme Court Economic Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-21, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-22
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2017
Michelle Burtis, Jonah B. Gelbach and Bruce H. Kobayashi
Charles River Associates (CRA) International, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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error cost analysis, fixed significance threshold, law and economics, legal inference, legal standards, null hypothesis statistical testing, standards of proof, statistical inference

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Selection in Motion: A Formal Model of Rule 12(B)(6) and the Twombly-Iqbal Shift in Pleading Policy

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 142 (241,331)
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pleading, litigation, selection, Twombly, Iqbal

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Machine Learning and Predicted Returns for Event Studies in Securities Litigation Preliminary and Incomplete

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2020
Andrew C. Baker and Jonah B. Gelbach
Stanford University, Law School, Stanford University, School of Law, Student and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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machine learning, securities litigation, abnormal returns, machine learning methods and event studies

What Mean Impacts Miss: Distributional Effects of Welfare Reform Experiments

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1728
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Sep 2005
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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treatment effect heterogeneity, welfare reform, distributional effects

What Mean Impacts Miss: Distributional Effects of Welfare Reform Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w10121
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2021
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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The Triangle of Law and the Role of Evidence in Class Action Litigation

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, p. 1807, 2017, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-6
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2017
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FRCP, employment law, complex litigation, counterfactual evidence, class certification, Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. Dukes, Mathews v. Eldridge

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Rethinking Judicial Review of High Volume Agency Adjudication

Texas Law Review (2018, Forthcoming), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-23, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-53
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 22 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Jonah B. Gelbach and David Marcus
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Downloads 114 (284,867)
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civil procedure, litigation, Article III judicial review, administrative review, problem-oriented oversight, agency appeals

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Can Simple Mechanism Design Results Be Used to Implement the Proportionality Standard in Discovery?

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-2
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Jan 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 108 (295,855)

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Civil litigation, courts, discovery, pre-trial, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, information, Coase theorem, efficiency, mechanism design, auction theory, transaction costs, pre-discovery settlement, social norms, Nirvana mechanism

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The Reduced Form of Litigation Models and the Plaintiff's Win Rate

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 94 (324,295)
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litigation selection, litigation, selection, Priest-Klein, reduced form, win rate, plaintiff win rate, law and economics, legal procedure

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TESTING ECONOMIC MODELS OF DISCRIMINATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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discrimination; Becker model; specification testing; bail; pretrial release; highway search

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Can We Learn Anything About Pleading Changes from Existing Data?

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 44, P. 72, 2015, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jul 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 80 (357,901)

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Civil procedure, Federal Rule 12(b)(6), motion to dismiss, Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, Iqbal v. Ashcroft, empirical legal studies, selection effects, incentives, litigation, multivariate models, statistical methodology, behavioral assumptions

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Uncontrolled Experiments from the Laboratories of Democracy: Traditional Cash Welfare, Federalism, and Welfare Reform

Chapter 5 of The Law and Economics of Federalism, ed. Jonathan Klick, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (2016), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-37
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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welfare, federalism, cash assistance, AFDC, TANF, PRWORA, welfare reform

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American Pipe Tolling, Statutes of Repose, and Protective Filings: An Empirical Study

69 Stanford Law Review Online 92 (2017), Stanford Public Law Working Paper, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-26
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2017
David Freeman Engstrom and Jonah B. Gelbach
Stanford Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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American Pipe, tolling rules, civil procedure, Rule 23, empirical legal studies

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Welfare Reform and Health

NBER Working Paper No. w10549
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2004
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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The Impact of Welfare Reform on Living Arrangements

NBER Working Paper No. w8784
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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Expert Mining and Required Disclosure

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 81, P. 131, 2014, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-23
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2016
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Distributional Impacts of the Self-Sufficiency Project

NBER Working Paper No. w11626
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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Appendix to 'Can Simple Mechanism Design Results Be Used to Implement the Proportionality Standard in Discovery?'

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Discovery, litigation, mechanism design, Coase theorem

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Can Variation in Subgroups&Apos; Average Treatment Effects Explain Treatment Effect Heterogeneity? Evidence from a Social Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w20142
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 May 2014
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley
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Migration, the Life Cycle, and State Benefits: How Low is the Bottom?

Posted: 03 Sep 2004
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

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The Lifecycle Welfare Migration Hypothesis: Evidence from The 1980 and 1990 Censuses

University of Maryland Dept. of Econ. Working Paper
Posted: 11 Apr 2000
Jonah B. Gelbach
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 83
1.

Bayesian Analysis of a Single Firm Event Study

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Jonah B. Gelbach and Jenny R. Hawkins
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
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event study, Bayesian statistical, securities litigation, antitrust