Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Henderson Discusses Hedge Fund Investors in Freddie and Fannie on Reuters

Fannie, Freddie investors may victimize themselves-Henderson
Reuters
November 15, 2013

Major hedge fund investors have been beefing up their stakes in Fannie and Freddie. They and others are betting the two mortgage lenders may become the proverbial golden goose. Jeanne Yurman reports.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson

The Problem of Vacant Land in the City of Chicago

Date: 
11.19.2013
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme mholme@uchicago.edu

Lunchtime panel, "The Problem of Vacant Land in the City of Chicago," organized by Professor Eduardo Penalver and moderated by Professor Mark Templeton.  

The speakers will be Toussiant Losier from the Anti-Eviction Campaign, Nate Ela, University of Wisconsin, and Kathleen Dickhut, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Housing and Economic Development.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

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 

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).

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