The Coase‐Sandor Institute for Law and Economics hosted a series of advanced lectures in Law and Economics, featuring the cutting‐edge work of its faculty. The Fall 2020 Global Lectures Series took place September 10–24.
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The University of Chicago Law School/FGV Forum in Law and Economics in Brazil offers a four-week lecture series online, on “hot topics” in Law and Economics. The goal of the Forum is to introduce the audience to the most up-to-date thinking about major legal and policy issues. The Forum is open to scholars, policymakers, judges, practitioners, and advanced students.
Lectures will be live-streamed on YouTube.
About the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Building on a long tradition of excellence as the birthplace of law in economics, the University of Chicago Law School launched the Institute for Law and Economics in 2011. The goal of the Institute is to promote the understanding and dissemination of the economic approach to law. It supports research and learning by students, faculty and fellows, and organizes events and activities in Chicago and beyond.
In this video series of three mini-lectures, Prof. Lisa Bernstein explores the myth of the law merchant: the medieval law merchant, the contemporary law merchant, and the modern law merchant.View the series
It’s unusual for the president to prohibit sales between private parties like this, but it is perfectly legal where the sale poses national security risks.
Working Paper Series
The Boundaries of Normative Law and Economics
Eric A. Posner
The Trade-Off Between Tax Administration and Tax Compliance
David A. Weisbach
Much of the research on private ordering has focused on small, ethnically homogenous communities. But such a narrow focus has led to misconceptions about the circumstances under which private ordering can thrive, Professor Lisa Bernstein said during the lecture, titled “Re-examining Ethnically Homogeneous Trade: A Social Network Approach.”Read the story
Panelists discussed whether a personalized system is moral or democratic, how such a system could be implemented, and the benefits and drawbacks of shifting from uniform to personalized law. Others explored how the increased granularity of legal norms would affect the legal system as a whole, whether personalization will make the legal system more efficient, fair, or equal, or instead serve to undermine the legitimacy of the legal system and infringe on individual privacy.
"The experience of attending the Summer Course was transformative for my academic development,” said Carina de Castro Quirino, a professor from Brazil. “There were very interesting debates and innovative ideas. The interaction of professors from the University of Chicago Law School and scholars from around the world provided an essential space for … the critical development of law and economics."
The University of Chicago invites international faculty, advanced scholars, and practitioners to attend the seventh annual Summer Institute. The two-week program is designed to help participants integrate the tools and methods of law and economics into their teaching and research.
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