About the Coase-Sandor Institute

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. Toward that end, the Institute faculty produce cutting-edge research on the intersection of law and economics in the fields of contract law, corporate governance, finance, taxation, environmental regulation, energy policy, and criminal justice, among others. The Institute team provides empirical research support, promotes learning by students, faculty, and fellows, and organizes conferences and events in Chicago and beyond.

In February 2013, Richard Sandor and his wife Ellen became the principal donors to a $10 million endowment in law and economics at the University of Chicago Law School. The Sandors made the gift in honor of Dr. Sandor's mentor, Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase, Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Law School. In recognition, the Institute has been renamed the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. Read more about the Sandors' extraordinary gift.