Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Has International Human Rights Law Failed?

Date: 
10.17.2014 - 10.18.2014
Location: 
Law School Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, coase-sandor@law.uchicago.edu, (773) 702-0220

Over the last decade, a growing body of empirical scholarship has emerged that tries to test whether international human rights treaties have helped to improve human rights practices.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Creditors and Corporate Governance: 2014

Date: 
09.11.2014 - 09.12.2014
Location: 
Becker-Friedman Institute, Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220
Grace Hammond, gohammond@uchicago.edu

Researchers from law and finance will come together to discuss new perspectives on control that creditors exert on corporate governance, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Anthony Casey

Hyde Park Restaurants

Hyde Park Restaurant Directory:

People from all over the world come to Hyde Park, and you can tell in our eclectic restaurant selection.

American/Mixed Fare

Omri Ben-Shahar: Consumer Contract Law Syllabus

Economic Analysis of Consumer Contracts
Omri Ben-Shahar 
2014 Summer Seminar in Law and Economics 

Chilton, Jiang, and Posner Determine Who Uses a Bigger Vocabulary, Jay Z or Scalia?

Rappers v. Scotus
Adam Chilton, Kevin Jiang, and Eric Posner
Slate.com
June 12, 2014

What kind of writers are the justices of the Supreme Court? Scalia is reputed for writing trenchantly, Roberts and Kagan with wit, and Kennedy in garrulous and sentimental style. But what do you find if you rigorously analyze the complexity of their vocabularies?

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton

Ben-Shahar on the Honey Trap of Frequent Flier Programs

Love Your Frequent-Flier Program? Let It Go
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
Bloomberg View
June 13, 2014

Yes, United Continental Holdings Inc. has gone ahead with those dreaded changes to its MileagePlus frequent-flier program. Starting March 1, 2015, the company confirmed this week, travelers will earn rewards based on dollars spent rather than miles flown. Delta Air Lines Inc. already made the switch earlier this year, and American Airlines Group Inc.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Events

First-Day Gathering, Monday July 7, 5:30 p.m.
Greet your fellow participants at a pizza party held in the Law School’s main lounge (the Green Lounge, named for Harold Green).

Law and Economics of Consumer Protection in China

Date: 
06.18.2014 - 06.19.2014
Location: 
University of Chicago Beijing Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN CHINA
中国消费者保护中的法律经济学

Sponsored in partnership by
University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Zhejiang University Center for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

主办方
芝加哥大学科斯·桑德尔法律经济学研究所
浙江大学法律与经济研究中心
芝加哥大学北京中心

Beijing, China

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Jonathan Masur
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou

Heckman to Lead Center for the Economics of Human Development

New cross-disciplinary center to support human development research
Wen Huang
University of Chicago News Office
May 28, 2014

The new Center for the Economics of Human Development, a cross-disciplinary initiative to support quantitative research on the conditions that support human flourishing, will be launched at a May 30 event in Ida Noyes Hall.

Faculty: 
James J. Heckman
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