Coase-Sandor Institute

2018 Summer Institute in Law and Economics: Economic Analysis of Public Law

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.

Apply by February 26, 2018

Partnerships and Learning at the Mothership of Law and Economics

The Law School’s successful Summer Institute in Law and Economics, which has spurred a growing number of conferences, scholarly collaborations, and academic programs around the world, attracted the most globally diverse class in its six-year history earlier this month.

Law & Economics Lecture Series - Paris 2018: The Regulation of Consumer Markets

The week-long program for the UChicago Law and Economics Lecture Series is intended for active academics and researchers working in the field—junior faculty, post-docs, and advanced PhD students. This advanced workshop will have five topics and several special events. Each topic will include three hours of lectures, all in English.

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. Read more about the Institute.

Adam Chilton on Trump's Block of a Chinese Takeover of a Sensitive US Company

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.

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2017 Coase Lecture

The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. Anthony J. Casey is Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar. This Coase Lecture was presented on February 21, 2017.

The Bankruptcy Partition
Douglas G. Baird, Anthony J. Casey and Randal C. Picker

States and Localities Can Offset Federal Tax Law's Impact on Their Residents
Daniel Jacob Hemel

The Effect of Collective Bargaining Rights on Law Enforcement: Evidence from Florida
Dhammika Dharmapala, Richard H. McAdams and John Rappaport

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