Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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

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.

Douglas G. Baird

Law and Economics Lunch Series: Tom Ginsburg and Richard McAdams, "An Economic Interpretation of the Pashtunwalli"


Join Tom Ginsburg and Richard McAdams for a lively discussion of Ginsburg’s “An Economic Interpretation of the Pashtunwalli.”

This free lecture/lunch is the first in a series sponsored by the Institute for Law and Economics.

Tom Ginsburg
Richard H. McAdams

Epstein: Why Apple May Win Their eBook Pricing Suit

Not Proven: The DOJ suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing
Richard A. Epstein
April 12, 2012

With the death of Steve Jobs, Apple has lost much of its Teflon insulation from government action.  Nowhere has this been more true than with today’s suit against Apple and five major publishers for price-fixing in the eBook market.  Any charge of collusion always carries wit

Richard A. Epstein

Ronald Coase to Receive Honorary Degree from The University at Buffalo

UB Conference Honors Nobel Laureate and Former Faculty Member
University at Buffalo News Office
April 10, 2012

The University at Buffalo will honor Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase on May 12 at the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of a conference that pays tribute to his innovative work, especially over the last decade.

Epstein on the Differences between Laissez-Faire and Social Darwinism

My Primer for Obama
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
April 10, 2012

President Obama’s recent speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors signaled the opening of a political gambit in the upcoming presidential election.

Richard A. Epstein

Ronald Coase Op-Ed on China in Wall Street Journal

How China Made Its Great Leap Forward
Ronald Coase and Ning Wang
The Wall Street Journal
April 6, 2012

China's post-Mao market transformation is one of the most dramatic and momentous events of our time. It has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty, freed one fifth of humanity from ideological radicalism, revived one of the oldest civilizations, and inspired all of us to explore the benevolence of the market.

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Eric Posner on Why It Should Be Illegal to Speculate Using Financial Derivatives

Not Worth the Gamble
Eric Posner and Glen Weyl
April 4, 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order prohibiting the marketing of a new set of derivatives that would have enabled traders to bet on the winners of national elections.

Eric A. Posner

Todd Henderson's 'Regulation' Article on Paying Bank Examiners for Performance

Paying Bank Examiners for Performance
M. Todd Henderson and Frederick Tung
April 5, 2012

Few doubt that executive compensation arrangements encouraged the excessive risk taking by banks that led to the financial crisis of 2008. Accordingly, academics and lawmakers have called for the reform of banker pay practices. But regulator pay is to blame as well, and fixing it may be easier and more effective than reforming banker pay.

M. Todd Henderson
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