On Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Lior Strahilevitz, Assistant Professor of Law, presented the 2006 Ronald Coase Lecture in Law and Economics. The Coase Lecture is given annually in honor of Ronald Coase, faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School since 1964 and winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economics. Professor Coase is considered one of the fathers of law and economics and a great teacher, so this lecture in his honor is given annually by a member of our faculty and geared towards a first year law student's level of understanding of the discipline. Lior gave a very interesting lecture on the topic of "Information Asymmetries and the Rights to Exclude." If you'd like to learn more about what this esoteric title has to do with Ted Williams, the 1951 Giants, and big beefy bouncers named Dmitri, you'll want to listen in here.
You'll hear Lior mention the poster for the lecture, so you can see it here: Download coase_poster_final.pdf. And if you'd like to read the paper the lecture is based on, you'll find it here. And so you know, the first voice you'll hear is Dan Fischel, who, as last year's Coase Lecturer, had the pleasure of introducing Lior.
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