Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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

Conference: Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight

Date: 
05.30.2014 - 05.31.2014
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight
Theoretical, Constitutional, and Administrative Developments

Organized by Richard Epstein, Richard McAdams, and Alison Siegler

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Law Review, the Coase-Sandor Instittue for Law and Economics, and the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

The 2014 Coase Lecture: Professor Richard McAdams, "The Expressive Powers of Law"

Date: 
04.15.2014
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
Contact info (email or phone): 

For special assistance or needs, please contact Marjorie Holme at 773-702-0220 or mholme@uchicago.edu

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.

Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams

Edward H. Levi Distinguished Visiting Jurists Program: Judge Raymond Fisher

Date: 
04.14.2014
Location: 
Law School Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

The Hon. Raymond Fisher of the Ninth Circuit will be on campus for a Student Lunch Talk as part of the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Visiting Jurists Program. The title of his talk is forthcoming.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone