Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Coase Turns His Scholarly Attention to China

Ronald Coase's new book, How China Became Capitalist is a fresh example of the intellectual approach that Coase first brought to the University as a visiting scholar more than half a century ago.

At 101 years old, renowned University of Chicago Law School economist Ronald H. Coase has never stopped generating new ideas or giving his witty, confident take on past intellectual skirmishes.

The World Comes to Chicago to Study Law and Economics

Author: 
Meredith Heagney

Seventy-two scholars from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attended the first Summer School in Law and Economics.

The law and economics scholars stood on the concrete steps behind the Law School, squeezed together, wearing suits and dresses and smiles, even though it wasn’t time for the picture yet. They were waiting for the photograph’s subject of honor, Ronald Coase, who was to arrive any minute.

Resource Access Costs

Author: 
Lee Fennell

The Coasean insight that transaction costs stand between the world as we know it and an ideal of perfect efficiency has provided generations of law and economics scholars with an analytic north star. But for legal scholars interested in the efficiency implications of property arrangements, transaction costs turn out to constitute an unhelpful category.

Epstein Argues for Charter Schools

How to Stymie the Teachers Unions
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 25, 2012

On September 18, 2012, the Chicago Teachers Union negotiated a settlement with the City after going on strike for seven days.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Marketplace Features Poker Research by Levitt, Miles, and Rosenfield

Why Online Poker Should Be Legal: A New Marketplace Podcast
Steven J. Dubner
Marketplace/Freakonomics.com
September 20, 2012

In our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast, Steve Levitt visits with Marketplace‘s Kai Ryssdal to discuss his poker research and his personal poker history.

Faculty: 
Steven Levitt
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles

Lecturer Richard Sandor to Receive World Federation of Exchanges Award for Excellence

Financial Futures and Environmental Markets pioneer Dr. Richard Sandor to receive 2012 WFE Award for Excellence
world-exchanges.org
September 18, 2012

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced today that the recipient of the WFE Award for Excellence this year will be Dr. Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products LLC (EFP).   Dr. Sandor was selected for this Award in recognition of his work at the epicenter of environmental and financial markets for more than four decades.

Faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor

Chicago's Best Ideas with Richard Epstein, "A History of Public Utility Regulation in the Supreme Court"

Date: 
04.09.2013
Location: 
Room II

Rate regulation today is often conceived of as an exotic topic of interest only to a select group of pointy-headed specialists. But the truth is quite the opposite.  The history of rate regulation raises some of the most fundamental challenges to the organization of a free society.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Chicago's Best Ideas with Lee Fennell, "Property in Housing"

Date: 
11.13.2012
Location: 
Room II

The question of how to structure and package the residential experience is a deeply interesting and difficult one.  How physically large or small should residential holdings be? How densely should they be clustered?  Should spaces for working, recreating, cooking, and bathing be contained within the private residential unit, shared with other households, or procured a la carte?

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell

Professors Elected to Leadership of Law and Economics Association

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
September 7, 2012

Two Chicago Law professors are now Directors of the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA), joining three of their Law School colleagues already in leadership roles with the field-leading organization.

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Anup Malani
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
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