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Epstein on the Election and Health Care Reform

The Obamacare Election
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
October 24, 2012

As the fractious 2012 presidential campaign careens down to a photo finish, no issue presents a starker contrast between the two candidates than health-care reform.

Richard A. Epstein

Health Care Blog Coverage of Law School Conference

Dr. Yes
David Dranove
The Health Care Blog
October 22, 2012

Last week I attended a conference on health policy at the University of Chicago, where I moderated a panel that examined implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For much of our time, the panel focused on Accountable Care Organizations. Panelists and attendees wondered whether ACOs would meet the same fate as Integrated Delivery Systems of the 1990s.

Law School, Becker Friedman Institute Collaborate for Conference

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
October 19, 2012

Professors from the University of Chicago Law School and Chicago Booth collaborated last month for a “Conference on Creditors and Corporate Governance” at the Law School, co-sponsored by the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics and the Institute for Law and Economics.

Douglas G. Baird
Anthony J. Casey

'Modern Healthcare' Examines Malani's Research on Effects of Increased Insurance Coverage on Medical Innovation

Outliers: Will research suffer after reform?
Modern Healthcare
October 13, 2012

Better health insurance coverage—such as that being provided by healthcare reform—may be bad for medical innovation.

That's one conclusion of a study produced by two University of Chicago professors who studied the relationship between insurance coverage and medical breakthroughs.

Anup Malani

Epstein on James Surowiecki’s “Corporate Welfare Queens”

The New Yorker’s Closet Libertarian
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
October 16, 2012

Is Mitt Romney a small-government hypocrite? James Surowiecki’s recent New Yorker piece, “Corporate Welfare Queens” takes Romney to task on just this point.

Richard A. Epstein

Richard Sandor on Good Derivatives

Richard Sandor, Lecturer in the University of Chicago Law School, presents a lecture titled "Good Derivatives," at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing on May 30, 2012. Sandor speaks on his first-hand experiences in the development of new markets and financial instruments and defends good derivatives as effective elements of the world economy.

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Richard L. Sandor
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Washington Times Review of Coase's "How China Became Capitalist"

Book Review: ‘How China Became Capitalist’
Albero Mingardi
The Washington Times
October 11, 2012

A new book by Ronald Coase, age 101, is an event in itself. Mr. Coase, the 1991 Nobel laureate in economics, revolutionized the field by challenging conventional wisdom regarding the nature of business firms and how so-called public goods can be provided.

Dialogue on Global Climate Change Broadens Legal Views

Sarah Galer

Professors Eric Posner and David Weisbach invited critics to the Law School to discuss their ideas on climate change and justice.

Reaching an international agreement to address global climate change has been notoriously difficult, despite broad international ambition and years of debate.

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

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.

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