Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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

Schedule

2016 Summer Seminar in Law and Economics: Research methods in Law and Economics

July 11–22, 2016
Tentative Schedule

Week 1

 

Sunday, July 10

TBD

Travel, Housing and Dining

A. Address of South Campus Residence Halls, University of Chicago

Please inform US Customs and Immigration that you will be residing at:

South Campus Residence Hall
Granville-Grossman Residential Commons (new name)
6031 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773)-702-4550

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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

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.

Eric Posner, "In Defense of GM"

In Defense of GM
Eric Posner
Slate.com
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.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
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