Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Epstein on the FDA and Stem-Cell Treatments

Government Overreach Threatens Lives
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
October 1, 2013

Throughout its long history, the Federal Food and Drug Administration has insisted that its mission is “protecting and promoting your health.” Take that your seriously. In area after area, the record suggests that the paternalist FDA fails you in its announced purpose.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Eric Posner on Debt Ceiling and Government Shutdown

On the Debt Ceiling, at Least, Congress Will Blink
Eric Posner
Slate.com
September 30, 2013

President Obama shouldn’t let the United States default on the debt, even if this means defying Congress and disregarding the debt limit. However, he shouldn’t, and can’t, stop the government shutdown.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

L&E Workshop: Prasad Krishnamurthy

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10.29.2013
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Faculty Workshop
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu

Bonus Law and Economics lunchtime workshop. Prasad Krishnamurthy, UC Berkely Law School, will present "Affirmative Action and Stigma in Higher Eduction Admissions."

Epstein, "Dodd-Frank Strikes Again"

Dodd-Frank Strikes Again
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 24, 2013

This past week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is preparing a full new set of regulations on CEO compensation that are in keeping with the Dodd-Frank law.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Law and Economics Summer School 2013

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Article title: 
New Tools in Law and Economics
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This summer, dozens of international scholars came to Chicago to learn new methods of studying law and economics.
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September 19, 2013

In July 2013, 83 scholars from China and other Asian countries traveled to Chicago to study law and economics at the Law School. It was the second annual Summer School in Law and Economics presented by the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.

Second Annual Law and Economics Summer School Imparts New Methods to Chinese Scholars

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
September 19, 2013

For the second consecutive summer, Chien Chung Lin traveled from Taiwan to Chicago to participate in the annual Summer School in Law and Economics at the Law School. Lin, an assistant professor at National Chiao Tung University’s law school, wanted to repeat the experience after being part of the inaugural program in 2012.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
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Richard A. Posner
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Thomas J. Miles
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Randal C. Picker
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Saul Levmore
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Lior Strahilevitz
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Martha Nussbaum
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Tom Ginsburg
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William M. Landes
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Douglas G. Baird
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Richard I. Badger
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Julie Roin
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Richard Sandor

Robert H. Frank in the NYTimes on Coase and Government's Role in Economy

Ronald Coase, a Pragmatic Voice for Government’s Role
Robert H. Frank
New York Times
September 14, 2013

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science is not awarded posthumously. So I was relieved when my longtime intellectual hero, Ronald H. Coase, won it in 1991, just a few months before his 81st birthday.

Sydney Morning Herald Looks Back on the Work of Ronald Coase

Man who lifted lid on hidden costs of buying
Ross Gittins
Sydney Morning Herald
September 14, 2013

The man who first thought that governments should auction off rather give away the rights to such things as broadcast spectrum or taxi licences, and who started the thinking that led to the invention of emission trading schemes, died last week at the age of 102.

Epstein on Coase and Environmental Regulation

Getting Environmental Regulation Right
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 10, 2013

The recent death of Ronald Coase has given rise to an outpouring of praise about his contributions to the field of economics and his influence on the complex world of institutional politics.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Cass Sunstein on Ronald Coase

The Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of
Cass R. Sunstein
Bloomberg.com
September 5, 2013

Ronald Coase, who died this week at the age of 102, was one of the greatest economists of the 20th century. His impact on academic thought and public policy is incalculable.

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