Coase-Sandor Institute

Symposium on Personalized Law: April 27-28

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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2018 Coase Lecture

A central question in law and economics is how people will behave in the presence of legal rules. An essential part of that inquiry is what makes people happy or unhappy – what increases or decreases their “subjective well-being.” There is ample evidence that individuals make decisions based in part on what they believe will improve their well-being. In order to understand how legal rules will influence behavior, it is thus vital to understand how those rules will affect happiness.

Procedural Flexibility in Three Dimensions
Ronen Avraham, William H. J. Hubbard and Itay E. Lipschits

Norming in Administrative Law
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner

Limited Inalienability Rules
Ariel Porat and Stephen D. Sugarman

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