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Epstein: "Corporations Are People, Too"

Corporations Are People, Too
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
May 22, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin’s recent exposé in the New Yorker takes aim at the Roberts Supreme Court for its controversial decision in

Richard A. Epstein

Ronald Coase Interviewed on EconTalk Podcast

Coase on Externalities, the Firm, and the State of Economics
Russ Roberts
May 21, 2012

Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his career, the current state of economics, and the Chinese economy.

Rational Choice Workshop: Debra Satz, Stanford University

Rosenwald 329

“This little kidney went to market: Ethical issues in the supply of human kidneys”

Paper and details at

Richard A. Posner

Epstein on Friedman and Sandel

Michael Sandel Is Wrong on Markets...
Richard A. Epstein
The New York Times
May 15, 2012

Rich in unintended commercial irony, Thomas Friedman proudly proclaimed in the New York Times this weekend that “This Column is Sponsored by No One.” He then went on to give a huge publicity boost to his childhood frie

Richard A. Epstein

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.

Eric Posner
Omri Ben-Shahar
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.

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.

Richard A. Epstein

Ronald H. Coase: On Economics

Law School Communications
April 27, 2012

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.

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