Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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.

The Economist on Ronald Coase

The man who showed why firms exist
The Economist
September 7, 2013

THE job of clever people is to ask difficult questions. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones. Eighty years ago a young British economist wondered: why do companies exist? The answer that he gave remains as fascinating today as it was back then.

Chicago Tribune Obituary for Ronald Coase

Ronald H. Coase, retired U. of C. professor won Nobel Prize, 1910-2013
Bob Goldsborough
Chicago Tribune
September 4, 2013

Ronald H. Coase, a British-born University of Chicago law professor who in 1991 won the Nobel Prize in economics, produced a slender but influential body of work that advocated the application of economic tools to legal analysis.

Teaching Law and Economics: A Tribute to Professor Ronald Coase

Date: 
09.17.2013
Location: 
University of Chicago Beijing Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

This symposium will pay tribute to Professor Ronald Coase (1910-2013) by examining how the methodology of law and economics has influenced the teaching of law. Scholars will discuss various approaches on how to introduce law and economics into the classroom in Chinese universities.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Epstein, "Down With The Living Wage"

Down With The Living Wage
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 3, 2013

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times by Alex Rosenberg and Tyler Curtain, both trained as philosophers of science, asks the intriguing question: “What is Economics Good For?” “Not much” is their largely skeptical answer.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Law and Economics Workshop: Robert Daines

Date: 
11.19.2013
Location: 
Seminar room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

Right on Schedule: CEO Option Grants and Opportunism
Robert Daines, Stanford University

Law & Econoimcs Workshop: Sharon Hannes

Date: 
11.05.2013
Location: 
Seminar room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

More Manipulation, Less Risk Taking?
Sharon Hannes, Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University

Law and Economics Workshop: Effi Benmelech

Date: 
10.22.2013
Location: 
Seminar room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

The Agglomeration of Bankruptcy
Effi Benmelech, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Becker Friedman Institute Fellow

Law & Economics Workshop: Petra Moser

Date: 
10.08.2013
Location: 
Seminar Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

Patent Pools, Competition, and Innovation—Evidence from Twenty U.S. Industries under the New Deal
Petra Moser, Department of Economics Stanford University and Becker Friedman Institute Fellow

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