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30 Sep 2014, 5:51 am
I’ve posted another new article on SSRN, “Bruno Leoni’s Legacy and Continued Relevance,” which will be forthcoming in the Journal of Private Enterprise. [read post]
29 Sep 2014, 5:41 pm
Great story about an elaborate FBI sting operation involving a fictitious defendant from the Philadelphia Inquirer. [read post]
29 Sep 2014, 8:49 am
So predicts Thomson Reuters in its annual predictions of Nobel Laureates. [read post]
29 Sep 2014, 7:30 am
A reminder for anyone interested that tomorrow (Tuesday, September 30) I will be speaking at the Cato Institute on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy. [read post]
29 Sep 2014, 5:57 am
I have a new article (co-authored with Thomas Durkin and Gregory Elliehausen) posted at SSRN, “An Assessment of Behavioral Law and Economics Contentions and What We Know Empirically About Credit Card Use by Consumers. [read post]
19 Sep 2014, 12:54 pm
At, George Leef comments on the unintended consequences of lawyer licensing for consumers and provides a nice summary of some of the existing economic and empirical studies on point. [read post]
18 Sep 2014, 9:09 am
At the end of July, the CFPB released an interesting study on the use of overdraft protection by consumers. [read post]
9 Sep 2014, 11:31 am
But it inexplicably fails to mention that if you become our next dean, you will be the leader of the only law school that has not one, not two, but three Volokh Conspiracy bloggers on the faculty (David Bernstein, Todd Zywicki, and myself). [read post]
9 Sep 2014, 7:22 am
On September 30 the Cato Institute will be hosting a discussion (co-sponsored with the Federalist Society) on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy. [read post]
8 Sep 2014, 2:26 pm
I appeared with Mary Kissel on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal today discussing “Consumer Credit and the American Economy. [read post]
5 Sep 2014, 7:59 am
As readers know, I have a major concern about the regulatory response to the financial crisis. [read post]
4 Sep 2014, 6:13 am
I was honored to give the Keynote address at a program last fall that celebrated both the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Law and Economics Center (then at the University of Miami) by Henry Manne, the Johnny Appleseed of law and economics, and the 10th anniversary of George Mason’s highly-successful Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy. [read post]
4 Sep 2014, 6:08 am
A couple of weeks ago I discussed the “Shoot first, aim second” editorial in the New York Times calling for federal regulators to act “swiftly and aggressively” with respect to what it perceived as a growing threat caused by subprime auto loans. [read post]
30 Aug 2014, 5:06 am
The Federalist Society has posted as a podcast my recent teleforum (with Bill Himpler) on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” here. [read post]
26 Aug 2014, 3:30 pm
I will be doing a Federalist Society teleforum Wednesday on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” tomorrow at 2:00, with Bill Himpler, Executive Vice President of the American Financial Services Association. [read post]
23 Aug 2014, 7:13 am
Alex Pollock and I appear on the Real Clear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza, streaming live right now (10 am Saturday) here discussing my book. [read post]
20 Aug 2014, 3:17 pm
I did an interview with Gil Weinreich, EditorIn-Chief of Research Magazine today, where I summarized some of the key takeaways from the book. [read post]
19 Aug 2014, 1:03 pm
I was on vacation when this was actually filed, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize the brief of “Scholars of Public Choice Economics” that the Institute of Justice filed a few weeks ago in the North Carolina Board of Dental Examination Supreme Court appeal. [read post]
15 Aug 2014, 4:30 pm
I was on vacation a week or so ago when ran an op-ed by Geoffrey Manne, Julian Morris, and me summarizing our recent paper on the impact of the Durbin Amendment for consumers: “How to Help the Unbanked? [read post]
15 Aug 2014, 11:29 am
There has been some interesting commentary in the Washington Post, and ill-informed hand-wringing in the New York Times, the past week or so with respect to a purported emerging bubble in subprime auto-financing. [read post]