Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

National Security, Technology, and the Separation of Powers: Law Review Conference Drills Down on Tough Questions

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
June 30, 2015

Just weeks after President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law, and amid growing national debate over the role technology plays in the balance between national security and privacy, scholars gathered at the Law School for the annual Law Review symposium to examine issues ranging from cyber warfare and data surveillance to the separation of powers and the extraterritorial reach of US law.

Just weeks after President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law, and amid growing national debate over the role technology plays in the balance between national security and privacy, scholars gathered at the Law School to examine issues ranging from cyber warfare and data surveillance to the separation of powers and the extraterri

Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq

William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and economics”? There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Participating faculty: 
William H. J. Hubbard
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William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and economics”? There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Data and the New World of Empirical Scholarship

Author: 
Robin I. Mordfin

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event, co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Conference: National Security

Date: 
06.19.2015 - 06.20.2015
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

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

National Security: The Impact of Technology on the Separation of Powers

Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
John Rappaport
Faculty: 
Genevieve Lakier

The Coase Lecture: Hubbard Applies Physics to Law and Economics

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
April 24, 2015

Using physics as an analogy to better understand and highlight the contributions of behavioral economics, Assistant Professor William H.J. Hubbard, ’00, delivered this year’s Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics with a call to advance the economic analysis of law by finding the discipline’s own “theory of relativity” — one that tells us which laws and institutions actually create well-functioning market economies.

Using physics as an analogy to better understand and highlight the contributions of behavioral economics, Assistant Professor William H.J. Hubbard, ’00, delivered this year’s Ronald H.

2015 Summer Institute in Law and Economics

Date: 
07.06.2015 - 07.17.2015
Location: 
V
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

Economic Analysis of Contracts and Commercial Law

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
Faculty: 
Randal C. Picker
Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
Richard I. Badger
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Levi Distinguished Visiting Jurist: Ketanji Brown Jackson

Date: 
04.03.2015
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

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

The Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson will present "Fairness in Sentencing: An Examination" at this lunch talk. 

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received her commission as a United States District Judge in March 2013. Until December of 2014, she also served as a Vice Chair and Commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission.

Conference: Federal Agency Decision-Making Under Deep Uncertainty

Date: 
05.08.2015 - 05.09.2015
Location: 
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

bfi@uchicago.edu

Organizers:
  • David Weisbach, University of Chicago Law School
  • Alan Sanstad, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School

Many federal agencies are required to p

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou
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