Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Epstein Remembers Becker

The Multiple Talents of Gary Becker
Richard A. Epstein
May 5, 2014

I first arrived at the University of Chicago Law School as a visiting associate professor in the fall of 1972, quickly learning that a good place to be seen (but not heard) was at the joint law and economics workshops that were held biweekly.

Richard A. Epstein

Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning Scholar of Economics and Sociology, 1930-2014

William Harms
University of Chicago News Office
May 4, 2014

Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55, made historic changes to the study of economics and the social sciences, combining disciplines to understand decisions in everyday life, while spawning rich new questions for scholars in diverse fields to pursue.

Lecturer Richard Sandor Receives Chicago-China Award of Excellence

Financial Futures and Environmental Markets pioneer Dr. Richard Sandor receives Chicago-China Award of Excellence
April 15, 2014

The China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, which supports programs linking Chicago with the Chinese cities of  Shanghai and Shenyang, recognized economist and financial innovator Dr. Richard Sandor for his work as a world leader in market-based solutions to climate change and for helping create China’s first emissions exchange, the Tianjin Climate Exchange.

Richard Sandor


Full Draft Schedule (PDF)

Economic Analysis of Contracts and Commercial Law
2015 Summer Seminar in Law and Economics

July 5–17, 2015
Tentative Schedule

Week 1

Sunday, July 5

Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"

The laws of intestacy are the same for men and women even though preferences for how one's estate should be divided differ by gender. Peanut-allergic octogenarian men and gluten-allergic pregnant women see the same warnings on consumer products even though they are interested in seeing information that is much better tailored to them.

Participating faculty: 
Lior Strahilevitz

Eric Posner, "In Defense of GM"

In Defense of GM
Eric Posner
April 10, 2014

In the brouhaha over the defective ignition switch that prompted GM to recall 2.6 million cars over the last two months, members of Congress and pundits have judged, tried, and condemned the company’s engineers and executives. Michael Moore wants them to be executed.

Eric Posner

E. Glen Weyl Named to Pacific Standard's '30 Top Thinkers Under 30'

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Quadratic Voting Inventor Who Wants to Refit the Social Machine
Avital Andrews
Pacific Standard
April 11, 2014

E. Glen Weyl, 28, Economics

“I’ve always been very politically active,” Glen Weyl says. When he was seven years old, he went door to door for Bill Clinton. Under the influence of a British cousin, he was a socialist by sixth grade.

E. Glen Weyl
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