The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, directed by George Priest and Susan Rose-Ackerman, facilitates the scholarly work of the Yale law and economics faculty and supports student interest and research in the field.

Students interested in law and economics can receive scholarships and summer fellowships, or pursue joint degrees in law and economics. Students can also compete for the John M. Olin Prize, given for the best student paper on a law and economics subject. The Center sponsors the Law, Economics and Organization Workshop, at which scholars from other institutions and from Yale present papers for student and faculty criticism. It also supports a working papers series, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

The Center also provides an umbrella for two programs: the Program in Civil Liability, established to promote comprehensive reanalysis of the modern law of torts, products liability, professional malpractice, insurance, and other subjects related to our civil liability system; and the Program for Studies in Capitalism, which supports research on the operation of capitalism as a mechanism of economic growth, the ethical basis of capitalism, the relation between capitalism and the poor, and between capitalism and democracy.

Related Links:

Yale Law School’s Economics & Public Policy Research Paper Series on SSRN

American Law and Economics Association