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John M. Olin Center: Law, Economics and Business

  • Richard Epstein and Richard Freeman

    HLS Tea Party sponsors debate on the future of unions

    February 29, 2012

    In a talk sponsored by the HLS Tea Party, Harvard Professor Richard Freeman, faculty co-director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, and Professor Richard Epstein of New York University School of Law, discussed the challenges facing unions today. The talk, “The Future of Unions in America,” was held at Harvard Law School on Feb. 13.

  • Lucian Bebchuk and Rene Stulz

    On World Bank blog, Bebchuk debates executive compensation

    February 17, 2012

    In an online forum, Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk engaged in a debate with Ohio State University Professor Rene Stulz regarding the role executive compensations played in the financial crisis.

  • Coates testifies on Investor Risks

    Coates testifies on investor risks in capital raising

    December 13, 2011

    On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Harvard Law School Professor John Coates testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment at an open-session hearing titled “Examining Investor Risks in Capital Raising.” 

  • Coates: Fulfilling the promise of Citizens United

    September 6, 2011

    In a recently released report, HLS Professor John C Coates and Taylor Lincoln, research director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, provide evidence that publicly held companies that disclose their electoral spending are more valuable than the politically active companies that fail to disclose their donors.

  • Roe in Project Syndicate: America’s first debt crisis

    August 9, 2011

    In an August 8 op-ed written for Project Syndicate, HLS Professor Mark Roe looks at the current U.S. debt crisis through the lens of what he calls ‘America’s first debt crisis:’ the one following the Revolutionary War.

  • Noah Feldman portrait

    Feldman in Bloomberg View: Debt-deal disaster shows genius of U.S. democracy

    August 9, 2011

    In his August 7 op-ed, the latest in a series for Bloomberg View, HLS Professor Noah Feldman discusses the perception of U.S. democracy in light of the government’s recent debt crisis.

  • Alma Cohen

    Cohen wins 2011 Robert C. Witt Award

    July 21, 2011

    Alma Cohen, William K. Jacobs Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, has won the 2011 Robert C. Witt Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association.  

  • Lawrence H. Summers

    At Harvard Law School, Larry Summers defends the stimulus response to the financial crisis of 2008

    April 14, 2011

    Former Harvard President and recent director of the White House National Economic Council Lawrence H. Summers stressed the importance of reducing the nation’s unemployment rate and bringing government spending and revenue into greater alignment, at a talk hosted by the Harvard Law School Forum on April 12, 2011.

  • Langdell Hall

    Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Journal of Legal Analysis now available online

    June 11, 2010

    The Journal of Legal Analysis—the broad-focused, faculty-edited journal launched by Harvard Law School Professors J. Mark Ramseyer ’82 and Steven Shavell, in February 2009—is now available online. The journal is designed to provide the best legal scholarship from all disciplinary perspectives and styles, covering the span of the legal academy.

  • Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ’78

    Research with Impact

    September 1, 2008

    The visionaries who supported these programs can already see results Established by HLS Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. ’78 in 2005, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute