2018 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics: The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness with Jonathan S. Masur

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Add to Calendar 2018-02-06 12:15:00 2018-02-06 13:15:00 2018 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics: The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness with Jonathan S. Masur Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/2018-ronald-h-coase-lecture-law-and-economics - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
Room II
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the public

The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness

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.  More generally, viewing law through a hedonic lens can help legal policymakers determine whether (or not) a given law or policy will be beneficial for the individuals affected by it.

Lunch will be provided.

 

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. For special assistance or needs, please contact Norma R. de Yagcier at ndeyagci@uchicago.edu.