Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Finding Meaning in Rules and Standards

Claire Stamler-Goody
Law School Communications
March 15, 2017

Anthony J. Casey's 2017 Coase Lecture examined the rules and standards debate from a law and economics perspective.

Through the lens of law and economics, legal scholars have extracted useful meaning from the rules-and-standards debate—a discussion that has long divided those who practice and study law, Anthony J. Casey said when he delivered this year’s Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics.

Faculty: 
Anthony J. Casey
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent  unifying principle in the rules-and-standards distinction is becoming more evident as technologies behind lawmaking evolve.

Participating faculty: 
Anthony J. Casey
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Law and Big Data: How Information Analytics Will Change the Law

Date: 
03.17.2017 - 03.18.2017
Location: 
Paris, France
Contact info (email or phone): 

Ms. Curtrice Scott:  curtrice@uchicago.edu

The Big Data revolution is pushing the boundaries of law and jurisprudence. Various regulated activities are shifting from human to data-driven machine control governed by contractual platforms instead of licensing regimes. How should the law address this profound transition? Does Big data transform the law itself — lawyering, judging, lawmaking?

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Anup Malani
Faculty: 
Jonathan S. Masur
Faculty: 
Anthony J. Casey
Faculty: 
Ariel Porat

Former Summer Institute Scholar Celebrates Coase by Spreading Law and Economics—to Iceland

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
January 5, 2017

Over the past five years, the Law School’s Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics has hosted more than 350 international scholars as part of its annual Summer Institute program.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

The Externalities of Vaccination on the Evolution of Influenza - Anup Malani at BFI

Date: 
02.16.2017
Location: 
Harper Center Room 104
Contact info (email or phone): 

bfi@uchicago.edu

The literature on the evolution of influenza—and current economic estimates of the value of vaccination—assume that getting a flu shot does not affect drift and variation in the illness. But that is not theoretically sound; Vaccination as much as natural immunity acquired through infection should affect flu evolution.

Faculty: 
Anup Malani

Law and Economics Workshop: Professor Bert Huang (Columbia Law School)

Date: 
05.16.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Mrs. Curtrice Scott, curtrice@uchicago.edu

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law and Economics Workshop with the Wachtell Behavioral Law and Economics Workshop: Professor Jacob Goldin (Stanford Law School)

Date: 
05.02.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Mrs. Curtrice Scott, curtrice@uchicago.edu

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law and Economics Workshop: Professor Roberta Romano (Yale Law School)

Date: 
04.18.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Mrs. Curtrice Scott, curtrice@uchicago.edu

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law and Economics Workshop: Professor Avraham Tabach (Tel Aviv University)

Date: 
04.04.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Mrs. Curtrice Scott, curtrice@uchicago.edu

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
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