Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox: Research on Secure Communities

Secure Communities is the largest cooperative immigration enforcement program in the nation’s history.  My co-author Professor Adam B. Cox and I have undertaken a large-scale empirical study of the program: of its goals, its consequences for crime, and its effects on local policing.  The first two articles from our study are available below.

International Scholars Gain New Perspective at the Summer Institute in Law and Economics

Wen Huang and Dagny Dukach
University of Chicago News
August 8, 2014

In June 2011, Prof. Omri Ben-Shahar participated in a conference in Beijing where UChicago scholars and their Chinese counterparts examined the impact of China’s evolving property rights issues from the perspectives of economics, politics, sociology and law.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
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Lee Fennell
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Douglas G. Baird
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Randal C. Picker
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Jonathan Masur
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Richard Sandor
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Martha Nussbaum

NPR Covers Miles's Work on Community Prosecution

Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime
Cheryl Corley
National Public Radio
July 31, 2014

Placing prosecutors in a neighborhood instead of a courtroom is a different kind of "law and order." University of Chicago law professor Thomas Miles says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.

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Thomas J. Miles

Ben-Shahar Discusses Disclosure Laws on Chicago Tonight

The Failure of Mandated Disclosure
Kristen Thometz
Chicago Tonight
July 22, 2014

Professor Omri Ben-Shahar appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on July 22, 2014, to discuss his new book, More Than You Want to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Has International Human Rights Law Failed?

Date: 
10.17.2014 - 10.18.2014
Location: 
Law School Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, coase-sandor@law.uchicago.edu, (773) 702-0220

Over the last decade, a growing body of empirical scholarship has emerged that tries to test whether international human rights treaties have helped to improve human rights practices.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
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Adam Chilton
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Martha Nussbaum
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Daniel Abebe
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Tom Ginsburg

Creditors and Corporate Governance: 2014

Date: 
09.11.2014 - 09.12.2014
Location: 
Becker-Friedman Institute, Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

Researchers from law and finance will come together to discuss new perspectives on control that creditors exert on corporate governance, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
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Anthony Casey

Omri Ben-Shahar: Consumer Contract Law Syllabus

Economic Analysis of Consumer Contracts
Omri Ben-Shahar 
2014 Summer Seminar in 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
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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

First-Day Gathering, Monday July 10, 5:30 p.m.
Greet your fellow participants at a pizza party held in the Law School’s main lounge (the Green Lounge, named for Harold Green).

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