Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Epstein Asks if the New Deal Will Revive Itself in 2012

Franklin Delano Obama
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
August 21, 2012

Eighty years ago, Franklin Roosevelt rode into office at the height of the depression. In many ways, the election of 1932 has much in common with the current campaign. The economic record from 1929 to 1933 was grim.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

International Law and the Limits of Macroeconomic Cooperation


Author: 
Eric Posner
with: 
Alan O. Sykes

The macroeconomic policies of states can produce significant costs and benefits for other states, yet international macroeconomic cooperation has been one of the weakest areas of international law.

Reverse Regulatory Arbitrage: An Auction Approach to Regulatory Assignments

 

Author: 
M. Todd Henderson
with: 
Frederick Tung

In the years before the Financial Crisis, banks got to pick their regulators, engaging in a form of regulatory arbitrage that we now know was a race to the bottom. We propose to turn the tables on the banks by allowing regulators, specifically, bank examiners, to choose the banks they regulate.

Epstein on "The Obamacare Quagmire"

The Obamacare Quagmire
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
August 14, 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has held President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional, mounting evidence suggests that the statute’s most ardent defenders may well come to rue the day.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

The Institutional Structure of Immigration Law


Author: 
Eric Posner

Immigration law scholars should give more attention to the institutional structure of immigration law and, in particular, the way that the government addresses problems of asymmetric information in the course of screening potential migrants and attempting to control their behavior once they arrive.

Epstein on "Thomas Friedman's Fracking Fallacy"

Thomas Friedman's Fracking Fallacy
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
August 8, 2012

It is amazing how quickly the technological and political landscape can change over a period of only four years. At this point during the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama was touting a promising future that featured scads of new jobs in the green energy business. The United States would be able to solve two problems with one bold stroke.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

UChicago Undergrad Law Review Coverage of Summer School in Law and Econ

Hard Questions and International Connections
Lauren Kelly-Jones
University of Chicago Undergraduate Law Review
August 1, 2012

Ning sat next to me at a packed classroom in the University of Chicago Law School. She introduced herself as a Professor from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing who had never been to the United States before. She sipped tea without taking her eyes off of the chalkboard behind Professor Saul Levmore. She was making small talk that remained polite, but small.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Epstein Critiques Posner's Decision in Apple v. Motorola

Richard Posner Gets It Wrong
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
July 31, 2012

President Barack Obama has encountered a torrent of opposition for his use of what the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel shrewdly described as Four Little Words: “You didn’t build that.” The President used these words to show that

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Summer School in Law and Economics

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Article: 
Article title: 
From China to Chicago
Article brief: 
Seventy-two scholars travel halfway around the world to study Law and Economics at the Law School.
Article date: 
July 27, 2012

Seventy-two scholars traveled halfway around the world to study at the Law School during the inaugural Chicago Summer School in Law and Economics. Read more about the program.

Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.

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