Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Schedule

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

July 5–17, 2015
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

or

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 Posner

E. Glen Weyl Named to Pacific Standard's '30 Top Thinkers Under 30'

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Quadratic Voting Inventor Who Wants to Refit the Social Machine
Avital Andrews
Pacific Standard
April 11, 2014

E. Glen Weyl, 28, Economics

“I’ve always been very politically active,” Glen Weyl says. When he was seven years old, he went door to door for Bill Clinton. Under the influence of a British cousin, he was a socialist by sixth grade.

Faculty: 
E. Glen Weyl

Coasean Bargaining Over the Structural Constitution


Author: 
Aziz Huq

The Constitution allocates entitlements to individuals and also institutions such as states and branches. It is familiar fare that individuals’ entitlements are routinely deployed not only as shields against unconstitutional action, but also as bargaining chips when negotiating with the state.

Ronald Coase, 1910-2013: A Tribute

Faculty and alumni pay tribute to Professor Coase on the occasion of his passing this fall at the age of 102.

Ronald Coase, Nobel Prize-­winning economist and member of the University of Chicago Law School faculty since 1964, passed away on September 2, 2013 at the age of 102. Professor Coase was a titan of Law and Economics, as well as an extraordinary colleague and friend.

Weyl on How to Save Obamacare

The Answer for Obamacare? Oligopoly
André Veiga and E. Glen Weyl
Slate.com
March 31, 2014
Faculty: 
E. Glen Weyl
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