Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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

Conference on International Law and Economics

Date: 
11.15.2013 - 11.16.2013
Location: 
Seminar Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

Does economic analysis have a role to play in scholarship on international law? For quite a long time, the answer seemed to be “no,” but over the last decade, economic analysis of international law has gained traction in law schools.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Lunchtime Panel: Baird's Contracts

Date: 
10.23.2013
Location: 
Classroom II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu

Reconstructing Contracts: The Contracts Scholarship of Douglas Baird

A panel of leading scholars discuss Douglas Baird's pathbreaking work on Contract Law published in his new book "Reconstructing Contracts."

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Ariel Porat

Sloan Conference on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Financial Regulation

Date: 
10.18.2013 - 10.19.2013
Location: 
October 18, Room D, and October 19, Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme mholme@uchicago.edu

Government agencies like the EPA frequently use benefit-cost analysis in order to evaluate proposed regulations. By contrast, financial agencies like the SEC and CFTC rarely use benefit-cost analysis, and in recent years have seen regulations struck down by the courts because of regulators’ failure to use benefit-cost analysis or flaws in their benefit-cost analyses.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Conference on A Rational Choice Approach to Judging

Date: 
10.04.2013 - 10.05.2013
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu

In their book The Behavior of Federal Judges, Lee Epstein, William Landes, and Richard Posner challenge the traditional legalist and realist accounts of judging by presenting a labor market theory of judicial behavior. Judges are workers whose behavior is shaped by the conditions and incentives of their employment.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
William M. Landes
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles

Epstein on Coase

Ronald Coase: One of a Kind
Richard A. Epstein
Ricochet.com
September 2, 2013

The news of Ronald Coase’s 

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Planet Money on Ronald Coase

The Nobel Prizewinner Who Figured Out How To Deal With Annoying People
Jacob Goldstein
Planet Money
September 3, 2013

If you created the world as a simple economic thought experiment, companies wouldn't exist. Instead, everybody would work for themselves, and they'd be constantly selling their labor (or the fruits of their labor, or use of their tools, or whatever) to the highest bidder. Wages would rise and fall every day (every hour! every second!) depending on supply and demand.

NYTimes Obituary for Ronald Coase

Ronald H. Coase, Nobel-Winning Economist, Dies at 102
Patrick J. Lyons
New York Times
September 3, 2013

Ronald H. Coase, whose insights about why companies work and when government regulation is unnecessary earned him a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1991, died Monday in Chicago. He was 102.

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