Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards

February 21, 2017

3:30pm 5:00pm

Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom at the University of Chicago Law School
Speakers
Anthony J. Casey will present the University of Chicago Law School's annual Coase Lecture on Feb. 21. This talk introduces  students, faculty, staff and community members to the field of law and economics. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent, unifying principle in the distinction between rules and standards distinction is becoming more evident as technologies behind lawmaking evolve.
 
Casey will discuss the implications of this weakening distinction and how we should think about forms of law going forward. 
 
The lecture honors  1991 Nobel laureate Ronald Coase. Coase, who spent most of his academic career at the University of Chicago Law School, helped create the field of law and economics through groundbreaking scholarship and his far-reaching influence as a journal editor.
 
The event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Reception to follow immediately after the lecture.
 
February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm 5:00pm