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“Markets, Firms, and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase” now available

July 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

In December 2010, the Law School hosted a conference, Markets, Firms, and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of “The Problem of Social Cost” and Mr. Coase’s 100th birthday. The Journal of Law and Economics published a special issue containing many of the papers presented at the conference, and that issue is now available on JSTOR (here).

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2012 Summer School in Law and Economics: Property Rights and Private Law

June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Study the Field of Law and Economics at its Birthplace

The University of Chicago is the birthplace of “Law and Economics,” and it continues to be the international center for the study of this interdisciplinary field. At the University of Chicago, such brilliant minds as Richard Epstein, Richard Posner, and Nobel laureates Gary Becker, Ronald Coase, and George Stigler have worked together for more than fifty years to change the foundation of legal analysis. Entire fields of law—antitrust, tort, contracts, corporate, and property law—have been completely transformed by Law and Economics, and nearly every area of law has been affected by it. Law and Economics is in every law class and casebook in America, and the tools of Law and Economics are now starting to be used all over the world.

The University of Chicago will offer full stipends to qualified applicants to cover the cost of travel and accommodations.

Curriculum

The program for the 2012 Summer School will have four subject units. Each unit will include five lectures. Reading materials in English will be distributed in advance. Lectures will be delivered by Chicago’s most prominent Law and Economics faculty. The program will also invite participants to discuss their own work.

2012 Subject Units

  • The Economics of Contract Law – Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Property and Capital Markets – Douglas Baird, Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Property and Public Choice – Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Economic Analysis of Remedies – Omri Ben-Shahar, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

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