Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Picker on Aereo and Resetting TV Distribution

Our Chance to Reset TV Distribution
Randal C. Picker
Ozy.com
March 14, 2014

If you’re old enough to remember having rabbit ears on your TV (which pulled in signals so you could watch for free), you might think antennas aren’t such a big deal. Video startup company Aereo agrees, and it’s been using an advanced version of the same technology to give its customers cheaper TV.

Faculty: 
Randal C. Picker

Michael Schill Appointed to Second Term as Dean of Law School

Wen Huang
University of Chicago News Office
March 12, 2014

Michael H. Schill has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Law School for a second five-year term, President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum announced. The term begins July 1, 2014.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

Posner and Weyl Interviewed on Quadratic Voting by Newcity

Votes for Sale: How More Money in Politics Might Make Illinois—and America—A Better Place
Brian Hieggelke
Newcity
March 6, 2014

American politics is broken. By just about any measure, we are collectively disenchanted with both the system as it exists, and the people we elect through that system to carry on its business. Particularly disheartening, money has become the defining force in shaping our political character.

Faculty: 
E. Glen Weyl
Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Law and Economics Workshop: Ulrike Malmendier

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

Marjorie Holme, 20220, mholme@uchicago.edu

CANCELLED DUE TO THE CLOSURES AT O'HARE AND MIDWAY AIRPORTS TODAY.

 

M&A Negotiations and Lawyer Expertise
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California Berkely, Department of Economics, and Becker-Friedman Institute Fellow

Law and Economics Workshop: Holger Spamann

Date: 
04.29.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, 20220, mholme@uchicago.edu

The U.S. Crime Puzzle: A Comparative Large-N Perspective on U.S. Crime and Punishment
Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School and Becker Friedman Institute Fellow

Law and Economics Workshop: George Geis

Date: 
04.01.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, 20220, mholme@8uchicago.edu

"Shareholder Derivative Litigation and the Preclusion Problem"
George Geis, University of Virginia School of Law

Offsetting Benefits


Author: 
Ariel Porat
Author: 
Eric Posner

There are numerous areas of the law in which the victim of a wrongdoing has the right to obtain damages that compensate her for harm. When the wrongdoing also creates a benefit — either for the same victim or for a third party — a question arises as to whether the damages should be reduced to reflect that benefit. The law is unclear, and courts frequently act inconsistently.

Epstein on "Patent Reform Gone Wild"

Patent Reform Gone Wild
Richard A. Epstein
Ricochet.com
March 4, 2014

It is a common insight that no system of civil procedure can be perfect.  Make the requirements to maintain a lawsuit too lax and you'll invite too many speculative or abusive law suits. Make the pleading rules too tight and many meritorious claims will find themselves kept out of the courts. In all cases, getting the right balance is equal parts art and science.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

No Smoking, but Only Temporarily?

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
March 3, 2014

Before the Illinois indoor smoking ban went into effect on Jan. 1, 2008, nearly every bar in the state allowed smoking. Nonsmokers complained about the effect on their lungs and the stench that clung to their clothes.

Now, no bars allow smoking. Libertarians and some others call that state paternalism and overreach.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Jonathan Masur
Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams

Jennifer Nou on Internalizing Cost-Benefit Analysis

Internalizing Cost-Benefit Analysis
Jennifer Nou
Penn Regblog
February 18, 2014

Before an agency completes a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) subject to oversight by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), or by the courts if an agency decision is litigated, what forms of internal review of that analysis should the agency undertake on its own?

Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou
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