Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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

Omri Ben-Shahar, "No Contract"

A popular type of consumer transaction is called "No Contract." Businesses lure consumers with the "no contract" assurance - a promise that consumer can walk away anytime, without any commitment. This scheme is increasingly common in cable and phone services, health clubs, security services, and other transactions that used to require minimum duration. What is a “No Contract” contract?


53:52 minutes (49.32 MB)

Epstein on Two Recent First Amendment Cases

When Government Distorts the Truth
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 4, 2012

The past several weeks have given rise to two First Amendment cases of great interest, each of which involves the extent to which the state can seek to control the messages that ordinary people and firms deliver to the public at large.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

2013 Coase Lecture: Tom Ginsburg, "Constitutions as Products"

Date: 
02.12.2013
Location: 
Courtroom

Constitutional lawyers tend to study constitutions as sets of legal rules and judicial decisions. But written constitutions are also products, with different design features: they can be more or less detailed, innovative, or ambitious; they can be produced in a more or less inclusive manner; and they can have a short-term expiration date or be designed for the long haul.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Epstein on Hayek

Paul Ryan’s Intellectual Muse
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
August 28, 2012

My last column for Defining Ideas, “Franklin Delano Obama,” stressed the dangers of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Second Bill of Rights,” which was long on rights but short on any articulation of their correlative duties.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

International Paretianism: A Defense

 

Author: 
Eric A. Posner
Author: 
David A. Weisbach

A treaty satisfies what we call International Paretianism if it advances the interests of all states that join it, so that no state is made worse off. The principle might seem obvious, but it rules out nearly all the major proposals for a climate treaty, including proposals advanced by academics and by government officials.

Conference on the Future of Health Care Reform in the U.S.

Date: 
10.12.2012
Location: 
Courtroom

Organized by Michael Schill, Dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Kenneth Polonsky, Richard T.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Anup Malani
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