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.
The 2021 Chicago/FGV Forum in Law and Economics will offer a four-week lecture series online on “hot topics” in Law and Economics. The goal of the Forum is to introduce our audience to the most up-to-date thinking about major legal and policy issues.
About the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Building on a long tradition of excellence as the birthplace of law and 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
When the Law School’s scholars tap into massive data sets to answer pressing legal questions, they often draw support from the Coase-Sandor Institute of Law and Economics, an academic hub and research lab staffed by a small team of analysts trained to clean, organize, and synthesize data.
It’s a behind-the-scenes ingredient designed for Law School faculty whose cutting-edge scholarship includes time-consuming empirical work—and it is a resource John Rappaport, Professor of Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, calls “significant.”
Working Paper Series
Price Gouging in a Pandemic
Christopher Buccafusco, Daniel J. Hemel and Eric L. Talley
Policy Implications of the Common Ownership Debate
Eric A. Posner
Tax law scholarship tends to overlook new dynamic public finance literature, Professor Daniel Hemel said during the 2021 Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics.Read about the 2021 Coase Lecture
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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