Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Reuters Article Profiles Judge Posner and His Dismissal of Apple Patent Suit

Judge Posner: U.S. patent system out of sync
Reuters
Chicago Tribune
July 5, 2012

The U.S. judge who tossed out one of the biggest court cases inApple Inc.'s smartphone technology battle is questioning whether patents should cover software or most other industries at all.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Eric Posner Reviews Edward Conard's "Unintended Consequences"

Capitalism Is Regulation
Eric A. Posner
The New Republic
July 5, 2012

The financial crisis of 2008 shook the faith of many people in free markets. It marked the end of a political consensus in favor of limited regulation and low taxes that began in the late 1970s.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner

The Dynamics of Contract Evolution


Author: 
Eric A. Posner
with: 
Stephen J. Choi and G. Mitu Gulati

Contract scholarship has given little attention to the production process for contracts. The usual assumption is that the parties will construct the contract ex nihilo, choosing all the terms so that they will maximize the surplus from the contract.

National Law Journal on Chicago's Summer Program in Law and Economics

Chicago Law spreading the message to the Chinese
Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 2, 2012

The University of Chicago Law School is taking its teachings on the intersection of law and economics global with a new summer program for international scholars and policy makers.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Epstein: "A Taste of Government-Run Healthcare"

A Taste of Government-Run Healthcare
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
June 26, 2012

In his recent article in National Affairs, “Changing the FDA’s Culture,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb rightly takes the FDA to task for its retrograde attitudes on the approval of new drugs for sale in the United States market. But he is far too kind to the FDA.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Law and Development of Middle-Income Countries: Session VII

Session VII of this conference, organized by Tom Ginsburg, was recorded on April 21, 2012. It included: 


93:11 minutes (85.31 MB)

Law and Development of Middle-Income Countries: Session VI

Session VI of this conference, organized by Tom Ginsburg, was recorded on April 21, 2012. It included:  


96:57 minutes (1.14 KB)

Epstein: "Psychology vs. Public Policy"

Psychology vs. Public Policy
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
June 19, 2012

I first met Jonathan Haidt at an academic conference on psychology held in Berlin in 2004, and was impressed with his findings about how ordinary people make moral decisions in their everyday lives.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Epstein on Retired NFL Players' Head Trauma Suit

Can Recent NFL Retirees Score Big in Head Trauma Suits?
Richard A. Epstein
Ricochet.com
June 11, 2012

The recent story about the large number of famous NFL players who are now suing the NFL for their head injuries has to stir up conflicting emotions in any neutral observer.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Sr. Lecturer Ken Dam is Arbitrator in Jeremy Lin Contract Case

Hearing Held on Lin’s Contract Status
Howard Beck
The New York Times
June 13, 2012

An arbitrator will decide in the next two weeks whether to grant so-called Bird rights to Jeremy Lin and three other N.B.A.

Faculty: 
Kenneth W. Dam
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