Directors


Officers


Saul Levmore

Saul Levmore, President

William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School

Saul Levmore is the William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Dean from 2001-2009. He has a J.D. and Ph.D. (Econ.) from Yale. He has taught and written about torts, corporations, corporate tax, copyright, comparative law, and commercial law, though his most recent work and teaching has tilted toward public choice and its intersections with law. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recent work includes Aging Thoughtfully (2017) (with Martha Nussbaum); Interest Groups and the Durability of Law (in The Timing of Lawmaking (2017)); and articles about plea bargaining, customer discrimination, inequality, internality regulation, and (the problem with) incremental lawmaking.

Aaron Edlin

Aaron Edlin, Vice President

Richard W. Jennings Professor of Law and Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Law and Economics Program, University of California, Berkeley

Aaron Edlin specializes in antitrust economics and antitrust law, and is the co-founder of bepress. He holds the Richard Jennings Chair and professorships in both the economics department and law school at UC Berkeley and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other venues. He is co-author with P. Areeda & L. Kaplow of Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, and Cases, one of the leading casebooks on antitrust. He served on the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign’s competition policy committee, and as Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House covering industrial organization, regulation and antitrust. He has been a visiting professor or researcher at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Georgetown. He received tenure at UC Berkeley in 1997, his Ph.D. and J.D. from Stanford in 1993; and AB Summa Cum Laude from Princeton in 1988.

>W. Bentley MacLeod

W. Bentley MacLeod,
Secretary-Treasurer

Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics at Columbia University
International Affairs Building, Room 1427A
Phone: 310-571-5083
bentley.macleod@columbia.edu

W. Bentley MacLeod is the Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and an affiliated faculty member at Columbia Law School. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists. Previous positions include President of the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics (2017-2018), director of the American Law and Economics Association (2008-2011), Codirector Program for Economics Research, Columbia (2006-2008), Program Director IZA Bonn (2004-2007), Director of the Western Economics Association (2003-2006), founding co-director of the Center for Law, Economics and Organization, USC (2000-2005), Leon Levy Foundation member at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton NJ. (2011-2012), Co-Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics,


His scholarship focuses on understanding incentive contracts in complex environments and how they are designed to take into account the interplay between reputation effects, market competition, and social norms. Current projects include incentives and school choice, the economics of contract and tort law, the economics of performance pay and the economics of physician decision making.


Professor MacLeod holds a BA (with distinction) and an Msc in mathematics from Queen's University, Canada and a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia, Canada.