Law & Economics Ph.D. News

Dean Emeritus Henry Manne, internationally renowned founder of the law and economics movement, visits VULS

Nov. 30, 2006—On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Henry Manne, Dean Emeritus, George Mason University School of Law, gave a well attended kick-off talk for the new Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, “What Every Lawyer Should Know about the Intellectual History of Law and Economics.” With a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from...

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Viscusi honored with Coase Prize and by Kentucky Economic Association

Oct. 30, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and his coauthor, Richard Zeckhauser, were awarded the 2006 Ronald H. Coase Prize by the University of Chicago Law School for their article, “Recollection Bias and the Combat of Terrorism,” which was published in the Journal of Legal Studies. The prize is awarded for excellence in the study of law and economics....

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W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch join Vanderbilt law faculty

Jan. 24, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch, law and economics scholars at Harvard Law School, will join the Vanderbilt faculty later this year as the law school launches the first program of its kind—a Ph.D. in law and economics. By successfully recruiting two of the nation’s premier scholars in law and applied economics, Vanderbilt Law School...

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