Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Richard Epstein on India's Economy

An American in India
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
January 7, 2014

On December 29, 2013, my wife and I boarded a United Airlines flight from New York to Mumbai for our first trip to India. We spent three days in Mumbai and one in Delhi. That short trip gave me a chance to observe a tiny sliver of a vast, diverse, and contradictory country.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

L & E Workshop: Gerrit DeGeest

Date: 
02.18.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Candace Bergeron, cbergeron@uchicago.edu

773-702-0220

Title: The Death of Caveat Emptor

Gerrit DeGeest, Washington University School of Law

Office 602

L & E Workshop: Jennifer Arlen

Date: 
02.04.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Candace Bergeron, cbergeron@uchicago.edu

Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Interventions?: The Debiasing Effect of Voting and Agency Institutions 

Jennifer Arlen, New York University School of Law

Office 610

L & E Workshop: Crystal Yang

Date: 
01.21.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Candace Bergeron, cbergeron@uchicago.edu

Justice Vacated? The Impact of Judicial Vacancies on Prosecutorial Behavior

L&E Workshop: Albert Choi

Date: 
01.10.2014
Location: 
F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Cancace Bergeron, cbergeron@uchicago.edu

Due to weather issues, this workshop has been rescheduled to Friday, January 10th. 

Multi-Stage Contracting in Complex Transactions
Albert Choi, University of Virginia School of Law

Professor Choi will be visiting at Chicago Thursday, January 9th and Friday, January 10th.  He will be in room 602. 

Panel on "Reconstructing Contracts: The Contracts Scholarship of Douglas Baird"

A panel of leading scholars discuss Douglas Baird's pathbreaking work on Contract Law published in his new book Reconstructing Contracts.

Eric Posner Interviewed about Bitcoin on APM's Marketplace Morning Report

After China says no to Bitcoin, should we stop thinking of it as a currency?
Ben Johnson
Marketplace
December 19, 2013

China's largest Bitcoin exchange, BTC China has been forced to stop taking Chinese currency.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Trade Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Conceptual and Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy

Author: 
Lisa Bernstein

This paper draws on an empirical study of every trade usage case decided under the Uniform Commercial Code from 1970 to 2007 to revisit the debate over the desirability of the incorporation strategy, the interpretive approach that directs courts to look to course of dealing, course of performance and usage of trade to interpret contracts and fill contractual gaps.

Posner and Weyl on the Volcker Rule

How to Make Sure the Volcker Rule Survives in Court
Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl
Bloomberg.com
December 10, 2013

Vocal opposition from banks didn’t stop U.S. financial regulators from approving the so-called Volcker rule, which bans proprietary trading.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
E. Glen Weyl

Chicago's Best Ideas: Professor Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"

Date: 
04.07.2014
Location: 
Room II

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.

Faculty: 
Lior Strahilevitz
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