Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law
University of Chicago
Institute Research Council

Anup Malani conducts research in law and economics and health economics. One strand of his research focuses on models of judicial behavior measuring the welfare impact of laws.

His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and insurance, control of infectious diseases, and placebo effects. He is the principal investigator on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, a 12,000 household study of health insurance in Karnataka, India.  

He holds faculty positions in the University of Chicago Law School and  Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a university scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, and a senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center at University of Southern California.

Malani has a PhD in economics and a JD, both from University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.