Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Ronald Coase's 'How China Became Capitalist' Wins 2013 Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award

Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards
AtlasNetwork.org
November 14, 2013

Atlas Network is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award is How China Became Capitalistby the late Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase and Ning Wang, Senior Fellow of the Ronald Coase Institute, and co-published by the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Ronald Coase Honored at Lecture Series

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
November 14, 2013

Usually, the lecture series dubbed “Chicago’s Best Ideas” is a forum for the new research of current faculty.

Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams

Saul Levmore, "Coase's Legacy"

Ronald Coase (1910-2013), of Nobel Prize and University of Chicago Law School fame, influences almost every discussion in the modern law school. In this opening talk of the 2013-14 "Chicago's Best Ideas" (CBI) series, Professor Levmore begins by explaining the Coase Theorem -- probably Chicago's very best and certainly best known idea -- and why its appearance was so startling.


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Saul Levmore, "Coase's Legacy"

Ronald Coase (1910-2013), of Nobel Prize and University of Chicago Law School fame, influences almost every discussion in the modern law school. In this opening talk of the 2013-14 "Chicago's Best Ideas" (CBI) series, Professor Levmore begins by explaining the Coase Theorem -- probably Chicago's very best and certainly best known idea -- and why its appearance was so startling.

A Solution to the Collective Action Problem in Corporate Reorganization


Author: 
Eric Posner
Author: 
E. Glen Weyl

The voting rules in Chapter 11 are supposed to ensure that debtor firms are appropriately liquidated or reorganized. However, these convoluted and internally inconsistent rules are poorly designed to produce such outcomes, and there is no evidence that they do.

Chronicle of Higher Ed Looks at Eric Posner's Work on Quadratic Voting

To Avoid Tyranny of the Majority? Sell Votes, Economist Says
Christopher Shea
Chronicle of Higher Education
October 28, 2013

If the dismal spectacle of the government shutdown has created any openness to changing how we elect leaders—and how they make decisions—a young economist at the University of Chicago is ready with a proposal.

Read more at: 

http://chronicle.com/article/To-Avoid-the-Tyranny-of-the/142621/ (subscription may be required)

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Lecturer David Evans Lead Author of Study on Consumer Impact of Durbin Amendment

Global Economics Group Releases Study of Impact of Durbin Interchange Fee Caps on Consumers
Enhanced Online News
October 28, 2013

Economists at Global Economics Group, a leading economic consulting firm that advises clients around the world, has released a new 

Faculty: 
David Evans

Just Enough

Author: 
Lee Fennell

Does the constitutional measure of just compensation — fair market value — unfairly undercompensate those whose property is taken through eminent domain? Professor Brian Angelo Lee unpacks this inquiry in his recent article, Just Undercompensation: The Idiosyncratic Premium in Eminent Domain, 113 Colum. L. Rev. 593 (2013).

Malani Aims to Launch New Center for Study of International Health Care Economics and Policies

Expanding health insurance around the world
Greg Borzo
Arete
October 17, 2013

The controversial Affordable Care Act of 2010 seeks to extend health insurance to 30 million people in an affluent country where 80 percent of the population already has health insurance.

Faculty: 
Anup Malani

Henderson Discusses Shutdown on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift'

Shutdown driving the debate over the role of government
WBEZ
October 15, 2013

The Affordable Care Act has been the main star of the government shutdown, but the conflict between Republicans and Democrats runs much deeper. The gridlock plaguing the nation might be a result of political brinkmanship, but it also has roots in the fundamental question of what role the federal government should play in people’s lives.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
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