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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.

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.

Resource Access Costs

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.

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
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.

Steven Levitt
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
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.

Richard L. Sandor
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