William Martin LANDES Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Columbia University, 1960, 1966.
Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1965-1966. Assistant Professor, University Chicago, 1966-1969. Association Professor, Columbia University, 1969-1972.
Association Professor, City University New York, Graduate Center, 1972-1974. Research Staff, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, since 1966. Clifton R. Musser Professor of Economics, University Chicago Law School, since 1974.
Founder, Lexecon Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois, since 1974. Editor, Journal of Law and Economics, since 1975.
The application of economic theory and quantitative methods of law. Early work concerned the impact of laws (e.g. fair employment laws) and legal institutions (e.g. courts) on behaviour. More recently, developed models to test the hypothesis that common law rules in torts, contracts and property are best explained as efforts by courts to promote efficient resource allocation.