John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics

With a generous gift from the John M. Olin Foundation, Stanford Law School initiated the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics in 1987. The program supports faculty and student research, issues working papers, holds seminars and lunch discussions, and awards student fellowships in law and economics to Stanford students at the law school or in graduate programs at Stanford University.

The John M. Olin Program plays an active role in the Law School—and more generally in the university—in promoting interest in the law and economics movement. Since the beginning of the Olin Program, more than two hundred distinguished scholars from throughout the United States have come to Stanford to give presentations to the Law and Economics Seminar. Five hundred working papers have been distributed through the Program Working paper series.

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Law and Economics Seminar Speakers and Papers During the Previous Academic Year

List of Speakers/Papers From Last Year:

  • David Abrams (University of Pennsylvania Law School), “COVID and Crime: An Early Empirical Look”
  • Jennifer Arlen & Lewis Kornhauser (New York University Law School), “Can the Law Change Preferences?”
  • Jill E. Fisch (University of Pennsylvania Law School) & Steven Davidoff Solomon (University of California, Berkeley Law School), “Should Corporations Have a Purpose?”
  • Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago Law School), “Managerial Contracting: A Preliminary Study”
  • Rory Van Loo (Boston University School of Law), “Federal Rules of Platform Procedure: Should Facebook Be Regulated?”
  • Ronen Avraham (The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University), “Do Insurers Decrease or Increase Risks? Some Thoughts About the Conventional Wisdom”
  • Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam), “How Institutions Shape Morality”
  • Kyle Rozema (School of Law, Washington University, St. Louis) & Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law), “Does Discipline Decrease Police Misconduct? Evidence from Chicago Civilian Allegations”

Recent Publications and Working Papers

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Robert M. Daines

Robert M. Daines

  • Pritzker Professor of Law and Business
  • Associate Dean for Global Programs
  • Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Curtis J. Milhaupt

Curtis J. Milhaupt

  • William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law
  • Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Alison D. Morantz 1

Alison D. Morantz

  • James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law
  • Director of SIDDLAPP
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Alan Sykes

Alan O. Sykes

  • Professor of Law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy
  • Senior Fellow, SIEPR