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Law and Economics

  • Nicholas Stephanopoulos

    January 28, 2023

    Nicholas Stephanopoulos’s research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, administrative law, legislation, and comparative law. His work is particularly focused on the intersection…

  • Louis Kaplow

    January 28, 2023

    Louis Kaplow is Finn M.W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Associate Director of the John M. Olin…

  • Arevik Avedian

    January 28, 2023

    Arevik Avedian is a Lecturer on Law and Director of Empirical Research Services at Harvard Law School. Arevik holds a Ph.D. in world politics and…

  • Einer R. Elhauge

    January 28, 2023

    Einer Elhauge is the Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Founding Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and…

  • Bala Dharan

    January 28, 2023

    Bala Dharan is Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Visiting Professor in Corporate Finance Law and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Law School. He has been…

  • Alexander Stremitzer

    January 28, 2023

    Before joining ETH Zurich as the Professor for Law, Economics, and Business in May 2018, Alexander Stremitzer was a Professor of Law at UCLA from…

  • Jacob Gersen

    January 28, 2023

    Jacob Gersen is Sidley Austin Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Government, and Director of the Food Law…

  • Mariana Pargendler

    January 28, 2023

    Mariana Pargendler’s scholarship focuses on corporate law, corporate governance, and contract law from economic and comparative perspectives. She has published over 25 articles in various…

  • Allen Ferrell

    January 28, 2023

    Allen Ferrell is the Greenfield Professor of Securities Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty associate at the Kennedy School of Government,…

  • John C. Coates

    January 28, 2023

    John Coates is the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, where he also serves as the Deputy Dean…

  • Mihir A. Desai

    January 28, 2023

    Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Senior Associate Dean for Planning and University Affairs, and the Chair of Doctoral Programs…

  • Steven M. Shavell

    January 28, 2023

    Steven Shavell graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control…

  • Crystal S. Yang

    January 28, 2023

    Crystal S. Yang is the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research,…

  • Chika Okafor

    January 28, 2023

    Chika O. Okafor is a justice scholar. As an economist and a lawyer with diverse policy experience, he uses the tools of economics, law, and…

  • Kathryn E. Spier

    January 28, 2023

    Kathryn E. Spier is the Domenico De Sole Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School and President Emeritus of the American Law and Economics…

  • Sarath Sanga

    January 28, 2023

    Sarath Sanga’s principal areas of research are corporate law and contract law. He approaches these subjects from a variety of doctrinal, historical, and economic perspectives.

  • Thomas J. Brennan

    January 28, 2023

    Thomas J. Brennan is the Stanley S. Surrey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His research uses mathematical tools and financial economic theory to…

  • Emiliano M. Catan

    January 28, 2023

    Emiliano M. Catan joined the NYU School of Law faculty in Summer 2014. His research focuses on corporate governance, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Meng Lu

    January 28, 2023

    Meng Lu is a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs,…

  • Robert H. Sitkoff

    January 28, 2023

    An expert in wills, trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration, Robert H. Sitkoff is the Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law and the John L. Gray…

  • Lucian A. Bebchuk

    January 28, 2023

    Lucian Bebchuk is the James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. Bebchuk…

  • Oren Bar-Gill

    January 28, 2023

    Oren Bar-Gill’s scholarship focuses on the law and economics of contracts and contracting. His publications include: SEDUCTION BY CONTRACT: LAW, ECONOMICS AND PSYCHOLOGY IN CONSUMER…

  • Henry E. Smith

    January 28, 2023

    Henry E. Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Previously,…

  • D. James Greiner

    January 28, 2023

    Jim is the Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law. He teaches courses on civil procedure, expert witnesses, and access to justice. Before coming…

  • Cass R. Sunstein

    January 28, 2023

    Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and…

  • Duncan M. Kennedy

    January 28, 2023

    Duncan Kennedy is the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School. He was a founding member of the Critical Legal Studies movement. Kennedy…

  • Elena Chachko

    January 28, 2023

    Elena Chachko (SJD 22’) is the inaugural Rappaport Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is also an academic fellow at the Miller Center for Global…

  • Jared Ellias

    January 28, 2023

    Professor Jared A. Ellias writes and teaches about corporate bankruptcy law and the governance of large firms more generally. He has served as a Teaching…

  • Caley Petrucci

    January 28, 2023

    Caley Petrucci’s scholarship focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on the development of corporate transactions over time and the relationships among shareholders and between…

  • Roberto Tallarita

    January 28, 2023

    Roberto Tallarita is a Senior Fellow in Law and Economics and the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, at Harvard Law School. He…

  • Law and Economics

    July 10, 2022