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Law and economics is the study of the economic effects of legal rules, regulations, and enforcement. The field encompasses both criminal and civil law, and includes theoretical and empirical approaches. The combination of legal theory and economic reasoning offers new ways of evaluating the properties of legal regimes; and the combination of legal experience as captured in data and the empirical methods of economics offers important new ways to draw insights from legal practice. 

Primary Appointment within the Economics Department

   

   

Primary Appointment outside the Economics Department

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Law School & Department of Economics (courtesy)

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Recent Graduate Student Placement Locations

Cornell Law School

University of Richmond Law School

University of Michigan Law School

Northwestern University Law School

Seminars, Reading Groups, Lunches, etc.

Law and Economics Seminar (Thursday afternoons)

Selected Recent Publications