George L. Priest

Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics
(on leave, spring 2024)

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1973

B.A., Yale University, 1969

Courses Taught
  • Insurance and Public Policy
  • Regulation of Industry
  • Antitrust
  • Advanced Antitrust: Directed Research
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism Film Society
  • The Robber Barons Reconsidered
George Priest

George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law School. An internationally recognized expert, Professor Priest has focused his research over the past two decades on antitrust, the operation of private and public insurance, and the role of the legal system in promoting economic growth. He joined Yale Law School in 1981 and is co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, which facilitates the scholarly work of the Yale law and economics faculty and supports student interest and research in the field. Before coming to Yale, Professor Priest taught law at the University of Chicago, SUNY/Buffalo, and UCLA. His subject areas are antitrust; capitalism; regulated industries; torts; and insurance and public policy. Professor Priest holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.