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University of Chicago Law School Launches Law & Economics 2.0 Initiative

University of Chicago Law School Launches Law & Economics 2.0 Initiative
Law School Office of Communications
October 11, 2011

The University of Chicago Law School today launched a major new initiative – Law and Economics 2.0 – to expand the scholarship and influence of law and economics in the United States and broaden its impact throughout the world.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
William M. Landes
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
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Thomas J. Miles
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Eric Posner
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David A. Weisbach
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Anup Malani
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Tom Ginsburg

Chicago Tribune: Law-Economics Pioneer U. of C. Looks to Push Envelope with New Institute

Law-Economics Pioneer U. of C. Looks to Push Envelope with New Institute
Ameet Sachdev
Chicago Tribune
October 11, 2011

Initiative aims to reinvigorate field that school started 8 decades ago

The University of Chicago Law School is the birthplace of a legal movement that uses the tools of economics to understand the law. This approach has enormously influenced many areas of law, from antitrust to contracts.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Randal C. Picker
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Richard A. Posner
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William M. Landes

NLJ on the Launch of the Institute for Law and Economics

Chicago Aims to Protect its Supremacy in Law-and-Economics Movement
Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
October 10, 2011

The University of Chicago School of Law gave birth to the law-and-economics movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Now the school is reasserting its commitment to the study of the law through the lens of economics with an initiative it has dubbed Law and Economics 2.0.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
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James J. Heckman
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John List
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Steven Levitt
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Kevin Murphy

Conference on Climate Change Justice

Date: 
05.11.2012 - 05.12.2012
Location: 
Room F

In their recent book, Climate Change Justice, Eric Posner and David Weisbach argue for a relatively narrow climate treaty that would require nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that would not redistribute wealth, correct for past injustices, or address other

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Reaching International Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation

Date: 
12.21.2011 - 12.23.2011
Location: 
Tel Aviv University

As the world's greatest collective action problem, climate change is a daunting challenge. This conference brings together experts on climate change from a  variety of academic disciplines and from the majority of the countries that are key to the global solution, including the U.S., China, India, Brazil, as well as Europe.

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Law & Economics Workshop: Alessandro Acquisiti

Date: 
05.08.2012
Location: 
F

Alessandro Acquisiti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a Becker-Friedman Fellow. 

"An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks"

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: Edward B. Rock

Date: 
04.24.2012
Location: 
F

Edward B. Rock, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Title forthcoming

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: Henry E. Smith

Date: 
04.10.2012
Location: 
F

Henry E. Smith, Fessenden Professor of Law and Director, Project on the Foundations of Private Law
An Economic Analysis of Law versus Equity

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: D. James Greiner

Date: 
03.27.2012
Location: 
F

D. James Greiner, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and a Becker-Friedman Fellow
How Effective Are Limited Legal Assistance Programs?  a Randomized Experiment in a Massachusetts Housing Court

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: Lisa Bernstein

Date: 
02.21.2012
Location: 
F

Lisa Bernstein, Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Trade Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Evidentiary Basis of Article 2's Incorporation Strategy

Faculty: 
Lisa Bernstein
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
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