David Weisbach Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eight UChicago faculty members named American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows
Allan Friedman, Sarah Galer, Steve Koppes, Susie Allen
University of Chicago News Office
April 17, 2012

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2012 class of fellows on Tuesday, April 17. Eight University of Chicago faculty members have been elected to the Academy and are among 220 new fellows.


Legal scholar David A. Weisbach studies issues relating to federal taxation and to climate change policy.

His tax work has focused on issues related to the design of tax system, the choice of the tax base, and the proper response to tax shelters.

Weisbach’s work on climate policy has been focused on the role of international treaties in implementing carbon controls, including the role of justice in a climate change treaty, the effects of unilateral carbon controls, and the possibilities for linking climate controls across nations.

In addition to being the Walter J. Blum Professor of Law, he is a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and was formerly the director of the Program in Law and Economics.

David Weisbach received a Masters in Advance Study (Mathematics) from Wolfson College, Cambridge in 1986 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1989. He joined the UChicago Law School faculty in 1998.

David A. Weisbach