Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Quadratic Voting and the Public Good

Date: 
04.07.2016 - 04.08.2016
Location: 
University of Chicago Quadrangle Club

Quadratic Voting (QV) aims to bring the efficiency of markets to collective decision making by pricing rather than rationing votes. The proposal has attracted substantial interest and controversy in economics, law, philosophy and beyond. The goal of this conference was to evaluate the promise of Quadratic Voting and to stimulate research on QV from a broad range of perspectives.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
Faculty: 
E. Glen Weyl

Inspiring Cross-Border Collaboration

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
August 9, 2016

The 51 international scholars who visited the University of Chicago Law School last month came to the birthplace of law and economics to learn from the greats. And so for two weeks at the fifth annual Summer Institute in Law and Economics, they listened to law-and-economics giants like Judge Richard Posner, who spoke about judicial behavior over lunch, and Professor Omri Ben-Shahar, who taught about the law and economics of consumer protection. 

The 51 international scholars who visited the University of Chicago Law School last month came to the birthplace of law and economics to learn from the greats.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
Faculty: 
Jonathan S. Masur
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor
Faculty: 
Ruoying Chen

Guest Worker Conference

Date: 
10.07.2016 - 10.08.2016
Location: 
TBD
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner

Ben-Shahar on Chicago Tonight: Will Americans Digest New Nutrition Labels?

Will Americans Digest New Nutrition Labels?
Alexandra Silets
Chicago Tonight
May 23, 2016

Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on May 23, 2016, to discuss the FDA's newly announced changes to food labels. 

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

The Future of Classical Liberalism

Date: 
05.13.2016 - 05.14.2016
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice Scott (curtrice@uchicago.edu)

This conference will bring together leading legal academics, economists, philosophers, and political thinkers to consider the question "what is the future of classical-liberal thought in law and policy?" in a variety of legal and policy domains.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

What the Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics Means for Legal Analysis

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
March 1, 2016

Empirical economics’ recent surge in credibility—a movement spurred by better research designs and the use of causal inference—is transforming law and economics from a largely theoretical field to a maturing one that uses randomized field experiments, quasi-experiments, and other methods to test the impact of legal changes, a shift that could have implications for legal practice and policymaking, Professor Dhammika Dharmapala said in this year’s Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics.

Empirical economics’ recent surge in credibility—a movement spurred by better research designs and the use of causal inference—is transforming law and economics from a largely theoretical field to a maturing one that uses randomized field experiments, quasi-experiments, and other methods to test the impact of legal changes, a shift that could have implications for legal practice and policymakin

Faculty: 
Dhammika Dharmapala
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton

Flint's Water Crisis

Date: 
03.29.2016
Location: 
Room D

The Environmental Law Society, EPIC, and Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, and the ACLU present: Flint's Water Crisis

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor,  Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Participating faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor
Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor, Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

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