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Thomas J. Miles : Education and Experience


Harvard Law School
JD, cum laude, 2003

  • John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics
  • Irving Oberman Memorial Award for Written Work on Corporate Governance
  • John M. Olin Prize for Written Work in Law and Economics

The University of Chicago
PhD, Department of Economics, 2000

  • Dissertation: "Three Empirical Essays in the Economics of Crime"
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellowship
  • University of Chicago Century Scholarship
  • Illinois Economics Association Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

Tufts University
BA, summa cum laude in political science and economics, 1990

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • James Vance Elliott Political Science Prize
  • Marion Ricker Houston Prize Scholarship in Economics


The University of Chicago Law School
Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics, 2013-present
Walter Mander Research Scholar, 2012-present
Professor of Law, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor of Law, 2005-2010
Olin Fellow in Law and Economics 2004-2005
Lecturer in Law, 2004-2005

Columbia Law School
Visiting Professor of Law, autumn 2009 

The Honorable Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit San Francisco, CA
Law Clerk, 2003-2004

Ropes & Gray LLP Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, 2002

American Bar Foundation Chicago, IL
Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in residence, 1998-2000

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Research Department
Research Assistant and Associate to Director of Research, 1990-1993