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Ronald Coase Discusses His New Book with NPR's Planet Money

Nobel Laureate: 'I've Been Wrong So Often, I Don't Find It Extraordinary At All'
David Kestenbaum
Planet Money
May 8, 2012

I recently had a brief conversation with Ronald Coase.

"I'm 101 at the moment," he told me. "I get older by the minute."

Maastricht European Private Law Blog Writeup of European Contract Law Conference

European Contract Law at the University of Chicago
Jan Smits
Maastricht European Private Law Blog
May 5, 2012

Last week I participated in a conference on European contract law organised by the University of Chicago Law School. It took place under auspices of the new Institute for Law and Economics directed by Omri Ben-Shahar.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

"Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation"

This discussion between Professor of Law M. Todd Henderson and Richard L. Sandor, (CEO, Environmental Financial Products, LLC, and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School) was sponsored by the Law School and Chicago Booth School of Business and was recorded on April 17, 2012.

Epstein: "Beyond Austerity"

Beyond Austerity
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
May 1, 2012

Grim is the right word to describe the latest economic news from both the European Union and the United States. Throughout the European Union, austerity programs have failed both politically and economically. In Spain, unemployment rates have soared above 24 percent.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Epstein Discusses Banking Fees on NY Times Room for Debate

Consumers Pay for Excess Regulation
Richard A. Epstein
The New York Times
April 29, 2012

The central question for banking is how to implement a sustainable business model that covers both its fixed and variable costs. Banks get no fees from setting up branches or incurring background administrative costs, including the heavy costs of regulatory compliance. These expenses must be recovered from operating revenue.Banks cannot charge only for the cost of the specific service.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Ronald H. Coase: On Economics

Interview with 101-year-old Ronald H. Coase, renowned University of Chicago Law School professor and winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in economics, discussing his approach to economics.

Accidental Economist: An interview with Nobel Laureate Ronald H. Coase

Interview with 101-year-old Ronald H. Coase, renowned University of Chicago Law School professor and winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in economics, discussing his career path.

Epstein Critiques the ADA

The Handicaps of the Disabilities Act
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
April 24, 2012

A recent story in the New York Times offers a surprising critique of the Americans With Disabilities Act when it comments on the “flood of s

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

At 101, Ronald Coase Publishes New Book on China

Ronald Coase still stirs debate at 101
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
April 23, 2012

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.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
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