Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Law and Economics of Consumer Protection in China

Date: 
06.18.2014 - 06.19.2014
Location: 
University of Chicago Beijing Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN CHINA
中国消费者保护中的法律经济学

Sponsored in partnership by
University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Zhejiang University Center for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

主办方
芝加哥大学科斯·桑德尔法律经济学研究所
浙江大学法律与经济研究中心
芝加哥大学北京中心

Beijing, China

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Jonathan S. Masur
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou
Faculty: 
Ruoying Chen

Heckman to Lead Center for the Economics of Human Development

New cross-disciplinary center to support human development research
Wen Huang
University of Chicago News Office
May 28, 2014

The new Center for the Economics of Human Development, a cross-disciplinary initiative to support quantitative research on the conditions that support human flourishing, will be launched at a May 30 event in Ida Noyes Hall.

Faculty: 
James J. Heckman

Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Omri Ben-Shahar's New Book

The Limits of Mandatory Disclosure Laws
Peter Coy
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
May 15, 2014

Mandatory disclosure of information is that rare policy embraced by left and right alike. Liberals see disclosure as empowering the little guy, while conservatives view it as improving market efficiency. To combat obesity, Congress requires disclosure of calorie counts on food packages. To improve medical care, Medicare discloses hospital and physician group ratings.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

More than You Wanted to Know: Lunch talk with Omri Ben-Shahar

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

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu

Join us for a Lunch Talk with Omri Ben-Shahar on his new book: "More than You Wanted to Know: the Failure of Mandated Disclosure." 

Professor Ben-Shahar's new book, coauthored with Carl Schneider, takes on the form of regulation we encounter daily.

Lunch will be provided.

 

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Richard McAdams, "The Expressive Powers of Law"

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.

Participating faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams

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

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.

Epstein Remembers Becker

The Multiple Talents of Gary Becker
Richard A. Epstein
Ricochet.com
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.

Faculty: 
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
envifi.com
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.

Faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor
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