Coase Lecture in Law and Economics

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

Date: 
04.15.2014
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
Contact info (email or phone): 

For special assistance or needs, please contact Marjorie Holme at 773-702-0220 or mholme@uchicago.edu

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.

Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams

2013 Coase Lecture: Tom Ginsburg, "Constitutions as Products"

Constitutional lawyers tend to study constitutions as sets of legal rules and judicial decisions. But written constitutions are also products, with different design features: they can be more or less detailed, innovative, or ambitious; they can be produced in a more or less inclusive manner; and they can have a short-term expiration date or be designed for the long haul.

2013 Coase Lecture - Tom Ginsburg, "Constitutions as Products"

Constitutional lawyers tend to study constitutions as sets of legal rules and judicial decisions. But written constitutions are also products, with different design features: they can be more or less detailed, innovative, or ambitious; they can be produced in a more or less inclusive manner; and they can have a short-term expiration date or be designed for the long haul.


83:23 minutes (76.34 MB)

2013 Coase Lecture: Tom Ginsburg, "Constitutions as Products"

Date: 
02.12.2013
Location: 
Courtroom

Constitutional lawyers tend to study constitutions as sets of legal rules and judicial decisions. But written constitutions are also products, with different design features: they can be more or less detailed, innovative, or ambitious; they can be produced in a more or less inclusive manner; and they can have a short-term expiration date or be designed for the long haul.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Todd Henderson, "Pay-for-Performance Puzzles, Public and Private"

In this talk, presented as the 2012 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics, Professor Henderson examines the rise of pay for performance in corporate America, and consider several puzzles about legal regulation of executive compensation and the use and non-use of performance incentives in other areas, ranging from hospitals to schools to government bureaucracies.

2012 Coase Lecture: Todd Henderson, "Pay-for-Performance Puzzles, Public and Private"

Date: 
01.24.2012
Location: 
Courtroom

The 2012 Coase Lecture, "Pay-for-Performance Puzzles, Public and Private," will be presented by M. Todd Henderson.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson

Thomas J. Miles, "Economics and Judicial Behavior"

The 2011 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics was presented by Thomas J. Miles , Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, on January 25, 2011.


78:29 minutes (71.86 MB)

2011 Coase Lecture: Thomas J. Miles, "Economics and Judicial Behavior"

Date: 
01.25.2011
Location: 
Courtroom

The 2011 Coase Lecture will be presented by Thomas J. Miles, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School. Professor Miles's lecture is entitled "Economics and Judicial Behavior." A reception will follow the lecture.

Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
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