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Regulation Workshop: Scott Baker

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William F. and Jessica L. Kirsch Professor of Law; Professor of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

Location

Uptown Campus
Weinmann Hall (Tulane Law School)
Room 202

Event Details

Open to the public

Event Type: Regulation Workshop

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

More Information

Scott Baker is a prolific law and economics scholar. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, economics, and game theory. He tackles a wide range of topics from judicial performance to the structure of law firms to problems in patent law. His co-authored works appear in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Legal Analysis as well as numerous law reviews.  In the fall of 2012, he served as a Becker-Friedman fellow at the University of Chicago.  He is the recipient of a Tilburg University grant for studies in the law and economics of innovation. Before joining the faculty in 2009, Baker was a professor of law and economics at the University of North Carolina, where he served as associate dean for faculty affairs and received the McCall Award for Law School Teacher of the Year. After graduating from law school, he obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Baker clerked for the Hon. E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.