Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Chilton, Jiang, and Posner Determine Who Uses a Bigger Vocabulary, Jay Z or Scalia?

Rappers v. Scotus
Adam Chilton, Kevin Jiang, and Eric Posner
Slate.com
June 12, 2014

What kind of writers are the justices of the Supreme Court? Scalia is reputed for writing trenchantly, Roberts and Kagan with wit, and Kennedy in garrulous and sentimental style. But what do you find if you rigorously analyze the complexity of their vocabularies?

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton

Ben-Shahar on the Honey Trap of Frequent Flier Programs

Love Your Frequent-Flier Program? Let It Go
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
Bloomberg View
June 13, 2014

Yes, United Continental Holdings Inc. has gone ahead with those dreaded changes to its MileagePlus frequent-flier program. Starting March 1, 2015, the company confirmed this week, travelers will earn rewards based on dollars spent rather than miles flown. Delta Air Lines Inc. already made the switch earlier this year, and American Airlines Group Inc.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Events

Participant Introductions, Monday, July 6, 1:00 p.m., room V
After lunch we'll gather in the class room to all introduce ourselves.

Law and Economics of Consumer Protection in China

Date: 
06.18.2014 - 06.19.2014
Location: 
University of Chicago Beijing Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN CHINA
中国消费者保护中的法律经济学

Sponsored in partnership by
University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Zhejiang University Center for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

主办方
芝加哥大学科斯·桑德尔法律经济学研究所
浙江大学法律与经济研究中心
芝加哥大学北京中心

Beijing, China

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Jonathan Masur
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou

Heckman to Lead Center for the Economics of Human Development

New cross-disciplinary center to support human development research
Wen Huang
University of Chicago News Office
May 28, 2014

The new Center for the Economics of Human Development, a cross-disciplinary initiative to support quantitative research on the conditions that support human flourishing, will be launched at a May 30 event in Ida Noyes Hall.

Faculty: 
James J. Heckman

Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Omri Ben-Shahar's New Book

The Limits of Mandatory Disclosure Laws
Peter Coy
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
May 15, 2014

Mandatory disclosure of information is that rare policy embraced by left and right alike. Liberals see disclosure as empowering the little guy, while conservatives view it as improving market efficiency. To combat obesity, Congress requires disclosure of calorie counts on food packages. To improve medical care, Medicare discloses hospital and physician group ratings.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

More than You Wanted to Know: Lunch talk with Omri Ben-Shahar

Date: 
05.13.2014
Location: 
IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu

Join us for a Lunch Talk with Omri Ben-Shahar on his new book: "More than You Wanted to Know: the Failure of Mandated Disclosure." 

Professor Ben-Shahar's new book, coauthored with Carl Schneider, takes on the form of regulation we encounter daily.

Lunch will be provided.

 

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Richard McAdams, "The Expressive Powers of Law"

Economics explains legal compliance via sanctions, particularly by the ability of legal sanctions to change the cost of behavior and deter noncompliance. Yet rational choice tools predict other ways in which law influences behavior: by suggesting a means of coordination and by informing beliefs.

Participating faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
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