Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and economics”? There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Participating faculty: 
William H. J. Hubbard

William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Economic Analysis of Corporate Law

Economic Analysis of Corporate Law
M. Todd Henderson
July 13-10, 2015

July 13: Corporate Formation and Purpose

Subjects:
Types of business entities
Characteristics of the corporation
Corporate documents
Purpose of the corporation 

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms
Randal C. Picker
July 6-10, 2015

Microsoft: The Desktop v. The Internet
Assignment:
United States v. Microsoft, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (en banc)

Eric A. Posner: The Economics of Contract Law

The Economics of Contract Law
Eric A. Posner
July 13-17, 2015

July 13: The Traditional Economic Approach to Consumer Protection
Assignment:

Henningsen v. Bloomfield Motors, 161 A.2d 69 (NJ 1960)

Data and the New World of Empirical Scholarship

Author: 
Robin I. Mordfin

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event, co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Conference: National Security

Date: 
06.19.2015 - 06.20.2015
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220

National Security: The Impact of Technology on the Separation of Powers

Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
John Rappaport
Faculty: 
Genevieve Lakier

Lee Fennell: Housing, Land Use, and the Economics of Property Rights

Housing, Land Use, and the Economics of Property Rights
Lee Fennell
July 6-10, 2015

The Coase Lecture: Hubbard Applies Physics to Law and Economics

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
April 24, 2015

Using physics as an analogy to better understand and highlight the contributions of behavioral economics, Assistant Professor William H.J. Hubbard, ’00, delivered this year’s Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics with a call to advance the economic analysis of law by finding the discipline’s own “theory of relativity” — one that tells us which laws and institutions actually create well-functioning market economies.

Using physics as an analogy to better understand and highlight the contributions of behavioral economics, Assistant Professor William H.J. Hubbard, ’00, delivered this year’s Ronald H.

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